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Honey BBQ Salmon Tacos with Mango Slaw

These Honey BBQ salmon tacos are the perfect weeknight meal. With oven baked salmon marinated in a simple homemade barbecue sauce topped with fresh mango slaw. Served on warm tortillas for a delicious, healthy meal ready in less that 40 minutes.

Honey BBQ Salmon Tacos with Mango Slaw

How to Make Honey BBQ Salmon Tacos

Make the marinade: Instead of using store-bought BBQ sauce which can be loaded with added sugar and processed ingredients, it’s super easy to make your own with just a few pantry staples! Just tomato paste, honey, a bit of soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic and smoked paprika for that smoky flavor.

Whisk that up and pour it into a resealable container along with the salmon. Marinate for 30 minutes, 15 is ok if you don’t have a lot of time.

Bake the salmon: Transfer the marinated salmon to a sheet pan or broiling dish and bake for about 25 minutes or until no longer opaque in the center. Place the pan under the broiler for another 5 minutes or until the top begins to bubble and brown.

Honey BBQ Salmon Tacos with Mango Slaw

Make the mango slaw: While the salmon bakes, make the mango slaw. To cut up the cabbage, I like to use my food processor, but doing it by hand works too. For the mango, long strips are easiest to eat, but a little tricky to cut. A box grater works well if you’re short on time.

Once all your veggies are chopped, toss them together in a large bowl with the cilantro, lime juice and salt.

Serve: To serve these honey bbq salmon tacos, heat your flour or corn tortillas over low heat on a burner or skillet until warm and crispy. Top with mango slaw, a few pieces of salmon and another squeeze of lime juice if desired. Enjoy!

mango slaw

How to Serve BBQ Salmon Tacos

One thing I love about this recipe is how you end up with a pretty complete meal from only a few simple ingredients. For serving, I recommend using high quality corn or flour tortillas—maybe a mix of both. After the salmon comes out of the oven, let it sit for a few minutes then use a fork to carefully flake it apart. If you’re looking for something else to add to these bbq salmon tacos, try topping with avocado or black beans. You could even skip the tortillas and make this more of a burrito bowl with rice if that’s more your thing!

Honey BBQ Salmon Tacos with Mango Slaw

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Honey BBQ Salmon Tacos with Mango Slaw

Honey BBQ Salmon Tacos with Mango Slaw

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Easy oven baked honey bbq salmon served with a fresh and simple mango cabbage slaw over warm tortillas for the perfect healthy weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb salmon, cut into two 8 oz filets
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 cups shredded red and/or purple cabbage
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 2 ripe mangos, pitted, peeled and cut into strips
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Corn or flour tortillas for serving

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 F
    2. In a small bowl, whisk together the tomato paste, honey, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and smoked paprika. Place the salmon in a resealable container and pour over the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours.
    3. Transfer the salmon to a sheet pan and bake for 25-28 minutes then broil for the last 5 minutes until darkened on top and no longer opaque in the center.
    4. For the slaw, toss together the cabbage, mango, cilantro, lime juice and salt. 
    5. To serve, top warm tortillas with flaked salmon, mango slaw and a squeeze of lime juice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 783Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 722mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 7gSugar: 38gProtein: 61g

All nutritional info is an estimation

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