Blackened Salmon Tacos with Corn Salsa

Flavor was the theme with these Blackened Salmon Tacos with Corn Salsa. The ingredient list seems long but it is mostly spices that you have on hand if you make homemade tacos or chili. This has a hint of heat at the end but it is so good!


The family loved these tacos! They were gone in the blink of an eye. I was happy I doubled the recipe to have some leftover salmon for sandwiches the next day.

We did not have any cotija cheese to add to the tacos so we used a sprinkling of feta instead. If you can find it at your local market it definitely adds to the dish!

Blackened Salmon Tacos with Corn Salsa

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Tacos with tons of flavor and a delicious hint of heat at the end.


  • 1 lb salmon fillets, thawed if frozen
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 (6-inch) tortillas

For Serving: cotija, feta, sour cream, lime, as desired

Corn Salsa:

  • ⅔ cup frozen corn, warmed
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 dash garlic powder


  1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, chili powder, paprika, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper; mix well.
  2. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Rub the spice mixture onto both sides of the salmon; transfer to the hot skillet and cook 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through and outside is blackened. Flake salmon using a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl.
  5. Assemble tacos by dividing salmon among tortillas, top with corn salsa and toppings as desired. Serve immediately.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Erika Kind says:

    Now, this sounds just awesome 😋

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:


      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika Kind says:

        You are welcome! Looking forward to trying it out!


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much for sharing.


  2. jachancellor says:


    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

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