Tacos – they can be done in so many different ways! Meat tacos, veggies tacos, fish tacos… So many possibilities. When I was a kid one of our dinner staples was a meat taco with a corn shell and an endless amount of toppings. Fish tacos were always something foreign to me; I didn’t really have those until my adult/teenage years. As I grew older and expanded my palate, I discovered the deliciousness of avocado and its best compliment – the tomato. My world exploded with new food options and Mexican cuisine was one of my first new loves.I remember vacationing in Mexico with my family where I ordered my first fish taco. I was careful to make sure the sauces didn’t have mayonnaise because, if I were to pick one food I just can’t stand it would be mayo. I was intrigued by all the flavors and impressed with how healthy this dish truly was. Recently I decided to recreate this taco and I realized that there were hardly any ingredients that would need a healthier substitute. The only real concern was the taco shell and for this I opted for an Ezekiel wrap. It’s sprouted and “clean” – the perfect swap.I teamed up with Fresh Direct to create this recipe. This was been my first ever experience with Fresh Direct. The way their system works is that you go online, pick out the groceries you want – fresh, frozen, pantry staples, etc. – choose the delivery window time, and place your order. Bam. That’s it. So simple and so easy – like my recipes :). As the NYC marathon creeps up on us, Fresh Direct asked me to create a recipe that runners can enjoy post-training.
As most of you already know by now, one of the most important meals/snacks of your day is the one you have post-run. It is crucial to eat within 30-60 minutes after a run. Your body has broken down muscle, used its glycogen stores, and is searching for energy/food to rebuild so you can do it all over again. Not fueling properly can lead to injuries and hunger that simply cannot be satisfied. So it’s important to get in nutrients – the right kind! – right after you run. I created this recipe with all of that in mind.
This takes less then 60 minutes to prep so from the moment you get home from your run you can whip this up and have a gourmet meal within that crucial window of opportunity. This recipe has everything you are looking for – healthy fats from avocado and salmon, complex carbohydrates in the sprouted wrap to restore lost glycogen, vegetables, and of course protein to feed those muscles. I personally really enjoy salmon but this dish can be made with white fish or even tofu.Here is what you will need: This recipe feeds 2-3 people. If you are cooking only for one, I recommend saving a serving for a later meal. Or if you are cooking for more, you can easily double or even triple the recipe.
- 8-10 oz Salmon
- Just FreshDirect Blackened Spice Rub
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. Place salmon on prepared tray and sprinkle blackened spice rub to coat the salmon evenly.
- Place salmon in the oven and cook for 30-35 minutes until golden brown and tender. Each oven cooks differently so check it after 20 minutes and adjust cooking time. Meanwhile, prepare other components.
- 1 cup purple cabbage thinly sliced
- 1 cup white cabbage thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup purple onion thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinager
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon
- In a bowl combine cabbages and onion.
- To prepare dressing add mustard, apple cider vinager and lemon juice to a small bowl and whisk together.
- Once dressing is prepared pour over cabbage salad. I like to let it marinate for 20 minutes or longer before serving. This will allow the dressing to breakdown the tough cabbage. So while your salmon is in the oven let the veggies sit in the dressing. Meanwhile, prepare the salsa.
- 1 tomato diced
- 1/2 jalapeno seeded and diced (optional for extra kick)
- 1/2 avocado diced
- 1/4 cup parsley chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon
- salt to taste
- In a small bowl combine tomato, jalapeño, avocado, parsley then add lemon juice and salt to taste.
- Note: avocado sauce: This is an optional step and just makes the presention palatable. Blend the remaining avocado (1/2) with, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1 garlic clove and salt. Then drizzle over tacos when serving.
- 2-3 Organic Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Tortilla
You can toast your tortilla or leave it fresh, place spoonful of cabbage salad in each tortilla, then cut the salmon into one inch pieces evenly distributing, place on top of the cabbage salad, finish off with a spoonful of salsa and serve. Eat immediately after assembling.