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Salmon Tacos with Cabbage-Red Onion Slaw & Simple Guacamole

My boys love tacos!  Well, Christian loves tacos and Alexander loves the taco shells!  The typical ground beef tacos are great, but we've been stepping outside the box and trying some new ideas.  Last week we tried Salmon Tacos with Cabbage-Red Onion Slaw and a Simple Guacamole.  Both boys literally jump up and down when they heard that it was "Taco Night". 


Cabbage-Red Onion Slaw

I made the slaw the night before.
 


I thinly cut 1 cup each of cabbage and red onion. 



 
Tossed together and add a few canned chili peppers. 
The recipe originally called for habenaro, but we couldn't find any.
 
 
 
Added the juice of 2 limes.
 
Tip:  Rolling the lime on the counter top with a little pressure
 makes it easier to extract the juice once you cut it.
   


1 cup Thinly Sliced Cabbage
1 cup Thinly Sliced Red Onion
1/4 of One Habanero Pepper
(subbed with canned chili peppers)
1 T Fresh Cilantro
(omitted because we do not like cilantro)
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Juice of 2 Limes
 
 

The Simple Guacamole

 
2 Avocados
Juice of 1 Lime
Salt & Pepper, to taste
 
Usually, we make our guacamole with avocado, sour cream, salsa, and a twist of lime. This time I was more concerned about trying to cut calories so I tried this simple recipe.  The lime was extremely strong.  I worried that we may not be able to use it.   I do normally love the fresh smell of limes, but the scent was overpowering.  I covered it, put it in the fridge, hoped for the best and headed outside to shovel snow with the family.
 

 

And Finally, The Salmon!

I simply baked the salmon in the oven at 400 on parchment paper for 20 minutes.
No spices.  Just plain.  Then flaked it with a fork and had a quick taste test.... Mmmm.

 
 
Time to assemble the Salmon Tacos...
 
 
 


They were seriously delicious!  And the guacamole was awesome!!  Yeah, there was a great hint of lime, but it complimented the plain salmon perfectly.  And here I was thinking that I would have to toss the guacamole in the trash.  The cabbage-red onion slaw added a tastey crunch that was needed.  Actually, I liked the slaw so much that I sneaked and put a little extra on after my first bite - afterall it was low in calorie.  Everyone, except for Alexander, loved the salmon tacos.  He settled for gherkins, one teeny tiny piece of salmon and a flour tortilla, but he is my picky 3 year old.  
 

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