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Diabetic, Gluten Free & Heart Healthy

These healthy fish tacos are full of color, great flavor and good-for-you nutrients. They’re a great way to have a high-protein dinner with immune-boosting vitamin C and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.

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    • 1 1/2 tsp ground coffee
    • 1 tsp brown sugar
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1/2 tsp chili powder
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • Black pepper to taste
    • 1 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillet
    • 8 corn tacos, warmed
Yogurt Sauce
    • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced fine
    • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely minced
    • 2 tsp hot sauce
    • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
    • 1 tsp lime zest
    • 1/2 tsp honey
    • 1/8 tsp salt
    • Black pepper to taste
    • 4 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
    • Chopped fresh cilantro
    • 1 lime, cut into wedges



Preheat the broiler. In a small bowl, combine the coffee, brown sugar, cumin, cilantro, chili powder, salt and black pepper. Add the olive oil and stir. Brush the coffee mixture over the salmon.

Broil the salmon, skin side down, for 8 minutes, or until it flakes easily with a fork. Remove from the heat and break the fillets into chunks.

Yogurt Sauce

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, jalapeño, hot sauce, lime juice, lime zest and honey. Add salt and black pepper to taste.


Fill the taco shells with the salmon. Top the salmon with the yogurt sauce, cabbage and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 4

Serving size: 2 tacos

Per Serving: Calories: 500 Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 493mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 5g Protein: 37g

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Date Last Reviewed: February 1, 2021

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