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10-Minute Smoked Salmon Tacos

I tossed these quick smoked salmon tacos together for lunch one day and lunchtime was never the same. They’re so easy with a smear of cream cheese, some pre-shredded lettuce and a sprinkle of Everything seasoning!

Smoked Salmon taco on a white plate with a lemon wedge for garnish.

Can I be honest? Lunch is not my favorite. It’s more like an unwelcome interruption in my day, and if I don’t have dinner leftovers, I’m always unsure what to make.

I know I’m not alone in feeling this way! These quick salmon tacos are a great solution!

Is there an official definition of a taco? I’m not saying these are authentic anything, but can I call them tacos if they have no semblance of Mexican flavors?

Call them tacos or wraps or whatever you like. But, please make them soon.

Ingredients sitting out for smoked salmon tacos: A plate of broken up hot smoked salmon, small almond flour tortillas, Everything Bagel Seasoning, herb cheese spread, and shredded cabbage.

Ingredients for Quick Smoked Salmon Tacos

You only need 5-6 things:

  • Hot smoked salmon (Cured salmon or gravlax works, too!)
  • Small tortillas — I like the almond flour Siete brand tortillas at Costco
  • Some kind of smear, like cream cheese or herb cheese spread like Boursin
  • Shredded cabbage
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Lemon — optional, but I like to dress up that lettuce a bit and brighten the flavors
Assembling the smoked salmon taco by smearing some herb cheese spread in the center of the taco, adding some salmon, and some shredded cabbage.

Hot smoked salmon or gravlax?

You can use either here! You can find hot smoked salmon or cured salmon/gravlax at most grocery stores.

If you want to smoke your own salmon I’ve got a recipe for you: How to Smoke Salmon on Your Pellet Grill

If you want to make your own cured salmon or gravlax, I’ve got a couple of options for that as well: Everything Bagel Gravlax and Sriracha Lime Gravlax.

What kind of cream cheese spread to use?

I’ve used plain cream cheese, herb cream cheese spread (like Boursin), and a dairy-free cream cheese spread I found at Trader Joe’s.

Anything along those lines would be good. Or even a mashed avocado — something to give it a bit of creaminess.

Another shot of the finished smoked salmon taco sprinkled with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Gluten-Free Salmon tacos

You can easily make these tacos gluten-free by using a gluten-free tortilla.

I like the almond flour ones made by Siete (they’re also grain-free and best warmed up!), but you could use gluten-free corn tortillas if you like.

Turn these into flatbread wraps!

If you wanted an alternative, you could make my Paleo Zucchini Flatbread and wrap them in that! That would be delicious, actually, now that I think about it. And make some Gluten-Free Flatbread Sandwich Wraps with the filling ingredients!

These are so fast and easy!


If you make this recipe, be sure to post it to social media and tag me at @perrysplate or #perrysplate so I can send you some love!

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Tacos

10-Minute Smoked Salmon Tacos

Yield: Makes 8 small tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Tacos in 10 minutes? Yep. Grab some smoked salmon, a bag of shredded cabbage, and your favorite creamy spread the next time you're at the store, and you'll actually look forward to lunchtime.

Ingredients

  • 8 small tortillas
  • 1 6-8 ounce package of smoked salmon (hot or cold)
  • 2-3 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 1 lemon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup herb cream cheese spread (like Boursin)
  • Everything Bagel Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Warm the tortillas in the microwave or on a skillet.
  2. Break up the salmon with a fork.
  3. Squeeze some lemon juice over the shredded cabbage and add a pinch of salt. Toss together with your hands.
  4. Assemble the tacos by smearing about 1 tablespoon of cream cheese spread in each tortilla. Add a couple forkfuls of salmon and some cabbage slaw on top.
  5. Sprinkle with some Everything Bagel Seasoning and serve.

Notes

  1. I like using the Siete almond flour tortillas. We find them at Costco, but they're popping up in more grocery stores lately. You can use any tortilla you like.
  2. Boursin herb cheese spread is delicious with these. I found some dairy-free Boursin at Trader Joe's which I like using.
  3. Everything Bagel Seasoning is easy to find these days in the US. If you have trouble tracking some down you can make your own using my Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning recipe or sprinkle your favorite herby seasoning on top.
  4. I like using hot smoked salmon in these, but you can use cold, traditional smoked salmon if you like.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 440Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 41mgSodium 3833mgCarbohydrates 43gFiber 5gSugar 5gProtein 39g

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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