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Recipe: Grilled Salmon Tacos With Mango Black Bean Salsa

​Serves 4

Salmon Tacos

  • 2 6-ounce salmon fillets 
  • 8 corn tortillas 
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 

Mexican Spice Marinade

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion 
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano 
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro 

To prepare the fish: Prepare the marinade by mixing all of the spices in a large bowl and adding 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cut the fish into ½-inch cubes and add to the marinade. Refrigerate the marinating fish for 1 hour. When ready to cook, put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and add the fish. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fish has cooked through. Assemble the tacos by heating the corn tortillas in an ungreased pan or in the oven. Put a small amount of the fish on each tortilla and serve with the mango black bean salsa.

Mango Black Bean Salsa 

  • 2 small mangos or 1½ cups of defrosted frozen mangos 
  • 1 15-ounce can of black beans, drained 
  • ¼ medium onion (any color), finely diced 
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced 
  • ½ cup of fresh cilantro, chopped 
  • Juice of 1 lime 

If using fresh mangos, peel the skin and slice the fruit off on either side of the seed. Cut the mangos into small pieces, approximately the same size as the peppers and onions. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and serve with the tacos.

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About Dr. Muth:

Natalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAPNatalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, is a pediatrician and registered dietitian who practices general pediatrics and is the director of the W.E.L.L. healthy living clinic at Children's Primary Care Medical Group in Carlsbad, CA. She is author of the Family Fit Plan and co-author of Picky Eater Project, both published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Muth is also a current executive committee member of the AAP Section on Obesity and lead author of the joint AAP/AHA statement on public policies to reduce sugary drinks consumption in children and adolescents. She is also the AAP representative to the expert panel that developed the above beverage recommendations for children ages 0-5. Follow Dr. Muth on Twitter @drnataliemuth, Instagram @dr.nataliemuth, Facebook @howtoraisehealthyeaters, and visit her website

About Dr. Tanaka:

Dr. Mary TanakaDr. Mary Tanaka graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mass Communications. She completed her master’s degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine through the Department of Physiology at Georgetown University. She went on to earn her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She finished her pediatric residency at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital with a focus on Community Health and Advocacy and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Tanaka is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a pediatrician at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group and sees patients in the W.E.L.L. Nutrition Clinic. As a talented amateur cook, she is passionate about helping children optimize their health through nutrition and has created healthy family friendly recipes for parenting books and blogs.​

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