Cajun Salmon Tacos with Donut Peaches

These cajun salmon tacos take spiced, skewered, and grilled salmon combined with guacamole and donut peaches to create the ultimate summer dinner!

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My love for salmon runs deep. My love for tacos runs deeper. And together, cajun salmon tacos are bae.

Ewwwww. Sorry. I hate the word or term ‘bae’, but it is just so appropriate here. These tacos truly do come before anything else.

Ready to be spiced, skewered, and grilled! Cajun Salmon Tacos with Guacamole and Donut Peaches | hungrybynature.com
Spiced, skewered and ready for the grill - Cajun Salmon Tacos! | hungrybynature.com

The star of these tacos is the salmon, and more specifically, the spice rub on the salmon. It is a blend of cumin, smoked paprika, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper; I just refer to it as my Cajun blend. At least once a month, Pat asked for Cajun salmon for dinner. I am always happy to oblige, but normally I would bake the salmon in the oven. For the tacos, I opted for the grill because it’s still hot as Hades here in Chicago and I am doing everything I can to keep my oven off.

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Plus, cooking salmon on the grill couldn’t be easier (especially when I’m not the one doing the work!) – literally you just have to brush the grates with oil to prevent the salmon from sticking and then grill 4 to 5 minutes on either side! But, the one thing to remember if you are using wooden skewers is to soak them for at least 30 minutes to prevent them from burning on the grill. And I like using two skewers to help keep the salmon in place while cooking.

A quick and easy weeknight dinner - Cajun Salmon Tacos! | hungrybynature.com

I mean… just look at that salmon – are you seeing all the wonderful charred bits from the grill? And the perfect flake of the salmon??

Cajun Salmon Tacos with Guac and Donut Peaches | hungrybynature.com

Ok ok ok, I do need to tell you… the salmon is wonderful, yes. But it’s the extras that really put these tacos over the edge. The guac? Obvs. The donut peaches? Duh. And the cilantro. The cilantro just seals the deal.

Oh and did I mention that this is a super easy, really quick, and a totally amazing weeknight dinner? Yup you can get this on your table in under 30 minutes. I recommended it for Meatless Monday or Taco Tuesday. Or both!

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Cajun Salmon Tacos with Donut Peaches
 
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Serves: 2 large servings
Ingredients
For the salmon skewers:
  • 1 pound salmon, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
For the tacos:
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 yellow donut peach
  • Guacamole
  • Cilantro
Instructions
  1. If using wooden skewers, soak for at least 30 minutes. Heat grill to medium.
  2. Combine all the spices in a bowl and toss over cubed salmon. Using two sets of skewers, skewer salmon cubes.
  3. Using tongs, wipe an oiled paper towel over the grates of the grill to prevent the salmon from sticking. Place skewers on the grill (medium direct heat) and cook for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. While the salmon is cooking, prepare your other ingredients. Wrap corn tortillas in a foil packet. Slice the peach. Make your guacamole.
  5. When the salmon is done, place the foil packet of tortillas on the grill and close the lid. It should only take a minute or two to warm the tortillas and make them pliable.
  6. Remove the salmon from the skewers, assembly your tacos, and enjoy!

Tacos for president.

A quick and easy weeknight dinner - Cajun Salmon Tacos! | hungrybynature.com

A quick and easy weeknight dinner - Cajun Salmon Tacos! | hungrybynature.com
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30 thoughts on “Cajun Salmon Tacos with Donut Peaches

    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      You and me both Kelly! Sometimes I get concerned with the amount that I eat… at what point should I be concerned with mercury levels??

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    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      YES!! When my husband ate these, he said it was one of his favorite things I’ve ever made!

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    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Hahah and YES YOU DO! They were so good – I found them at my farmers market one weekend and they were gone the next 🙁

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  1. Beverley @ Born to Sweat

    ughhh those salmon chunks look absolutely PERFECT. I need to make myself a jar of that cajun rub and just have it handy for stuff like this. Can’t wait to move to my new place and get a BBQ too! just as summer is ending… great timing hah. pinning this!

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    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Thanks Bev! For how much I make this salmon, I really should have the rub pre-mixed and ready to go! Congrats on buying a place – I cannot wait to see pictures. We bought our condo last year and if feels so good to own something it also forces you to take care of it – ha! Thanks for the pin!

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  2. grace @ the smokin' chemist

    you are speaking my language with these tacos. i am thinking that rub would be perfect for grilled shrimp tacos too ?

    funny how in some places it is too hot to cook inside, & when it is grilling season everywhere else it is too hot to cook outside here. i only will smoke things during the day in the summer, grilling has to be done in the early morning or evening when the sun is not able to incinerate you standing with your face over a blazing hot grill.

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    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      ummmm YES. Now I want to go home and make cajun shrimp tacos – genius! Where do you live that it’s so hot??

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  3. Britney

    Well, I’ve already saved this recipe to Pinterest for later. Wow! These look and sound amazing! 🙂 I love fish tacos, but haven’t had salmon tacos yet. The cajun seasoning with the juicy peach sounds like an awesome combination. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers,

    Britney
    starryeyedblonde.com

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    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Thanks Britney!! I could literally eat fish tacos everyday – something about them is just so dang good! Let me know when you give the recipe a try!

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    1. Ellie | Hungry by Nature Post author

      Thanks Jessica! This has been one of my favorite recipes to date – let me know how you like them!!

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