Honey Lime Salmon Tacos

By Maria Lichty

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Honey Lime Salmon Tacos – the slightly sweet honey lime glaze makes these salmon tacos extra delicious. They take less than 30 minutes to make and are great for Taco Tuesday or any day! 

Salmon Tacos with honey lime glaze

Salmon for Tacos

Caleb is obsessed with salmon right now. He puts it on his little meal chart every week and makes sure we remember to buy it at the store. Caleb is also a big fan of Taco Tuesdays so last week we combined salmon night and Taco Tuesday and made Honey Lime Salmon Tacos. It was Caleb’s dream dinner!

Salmon tacos with red cabbage avocado and cheese

Salmon Fish Taco Glaze

Don’t be scared of salmon, it is so easy to prepare and so easy to cook. For the salmon tacos, we made a simple honey lime glaze. The glaze only has five ingredients: olive oil, fresh lime juice, honey, lime zest, and garlic. Whisk everything together, pour it over fresh salmon, sprinkle with a little cilantro, and bake for about 15 minutes. Yep, it’s that easy.

Salmon fish tacos loaded with toppings

How to Make Salmon Tacos

While the salmon is baking, get all of your taco toppings ready. For these salmon tacos, we used:

  • red cabbage
  • avocado
  • queso fresco
  • cilantro

Easy peasy! Feel free to add your favorite taco toppings! Radishes, shredded cheese, red onion, and jalapeño slices would also be good!

For the base of the tacos we used corn tortillas that we charred slightly over our gas stove. If you don’t have a gas stove, you can heat up the tortillas in the microwave or oven.

When the salmon comes out of the oven, it is taco time! Place pieces of salmon on top of the corn tortillas and top with the prepared taco toppings!

Healthy salmon fish tacos piled with veggies

Honey + Lime make Great Salmon Fish Tacos

The salmon is tender, flaky, and slightly sweet! The honey lime glaze made the perfect salmon for tacos! Caleb was in taco heaven. He ate two tacos and asked if we could have Honey Lime Salmon Tacos next Tuesday. He said every Tuesday should be a salmon Taco Tuesday:)

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Honey and lime glazed salmon fish tacos

Honey Lime Salmon Tacos

These easy fish tacos take less than 30 minutes to make and are perfect for Taco Tuesday or any day!
4.72 from 7 votes


  • 1 pound salmon
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 large avocado diced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • Extra cilantro for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil. Fold the sides up so the marinade doesn't run out of the foil onto the pan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lime juice, honey, lime zest, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Place the salmon on the foil lined pan and season with salt and pepper. Spoon the honey lime glaze over the salmon. It is ok if it spreads. Sprinkle salmon evenly with chopped cilantro. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Carefully remove salmon from foil, separating the salmon from the skin. Discard the skin. Break up the salmon into pieces and place on corn tortillas. Top each taco with shredded cabbage, avocado, queso fresco, and cilantro. Serve warm.
  • Note-We like to char the corn tortillas over our gas range or grill. You can also heat them up in the oven or microwave.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I love lime and salmon together! It’s fun to play around with the flavors like that. My kids like salmon, too, but only every now and then =)

  2. These look so delicious! I have never thought to have salmon in tacos. They are going on my list for dinner this week!

  3. We love salmon. I have made tilapia tacos before but never thought of salmon. Going to make this on Friday.

  4. 5 stars
    We had these tacos for dinner last night. They were absolutely delicious. I used guacamole instead of avocado and I added sour cream. Perfect dinner!

  5. 4 stars
    I thought these were good, but also in serious need of a sauce. The 5 star review above mentions adding guacamole and I think that’s a great idea. Some sort of cilantro dressing would also fit the bill to offset the dry taco.

  6. 5 stars
    This is my absolut favorite taco! The salmon is so freaking good in that glaze even the family members that aren’t big salmon fans loved it. Highly recommend this recipe it is so good