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Salmon tacos: Hidden fruit for kids

A delicious recipe that blends jerk salmon with South African peach and toasted coconut salsa. This hidden fruit salmon tacos recipe will be enjoyed by everyone in your house.

Created by actress and cookbook author, Nicola Millbank, also known as Milly’s Cookbook, these salmon tacos are a unique blend of ingredients that allow you to sneak some fruit into the day for your picky eaters.

South African fruit is available during the off-season in Europe which means you can take advantage of these salmon tacos with the hidden South African peach during the time when you can’t get fruit in the European area.

Varieties of South African fruit are available in stores from November until April. After over 100 years of growing exceptional fruit using their Mediterranean climate and steep hillsides, South African fruit packs a flavorful, juicy fruit you’d except with fresh produce.

Milly’s Real Food by Nicola “Milly” Millbank is available nationwide, HQ/HarperCollins £20.

Salmon tacos: Hidden fruit for kids

Why are peaches healthy?

There are many health benefits of peaches. This juicy fruit offers Vitamin C and antioxidants. Providing fruits to your kids that offer Vitamin C will help them ward off sickness during cold & flu season.

You can easily use the South African peaches in these salmon tacos to deliver that necessary nutrient of Vitamin C to your picky eaters without a fuss. The flavorful combination of jerk salmon with a coconut and peach blend salsa topped with sour cream, cabbage, and black beans will give your family some extra nutrients in a flavorful way!

What are the health benefits of salmon?

Not only are the fruits in your salmon tacos going to deliver important nutrients to your family, but salmon is very good for your body.

Salmon is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin B12. Both of which are linked to enhanced brain function, and overall neurological health. The polyunsaturated fatty acids found in salmon provide cardiovascular health assistance, such as lowering cholesterol.

As you can see the peaches and salmon alone are two key ingredients to these hidden fruit tacos for kids. As a parent, you’ll feel great serving your jerk salmon tacos with South African peaches topped with toasted coconut salsa. And kids will enjoy eating a new flavorful taco option for dinner.

This is a total win for parents everywhere! You get to feel better about sneaking in some fruits all the while watching your kids enjoy every bite of their healthy salmon taco.

How do I make salmon tacos?

You’ll find the recipe card below to start making your salmon tacos with hidden fruit easily.

Gather the list of ingredients for your jerk salmon, salsa, and taco preparations to serve your family a delicious hidden fruit taco meal tonight.

Yield: 4 Servings

Salmon Tacos

The plate is filled with food.

The delicious flavor of jerk salmon combined with South African Peach and coconut salsa delivers a powerful flavor to your taste buds.


  • 1 tsp. jerk seasoning
  • 1tbsp. soy sauce
  • Juice of 1 clementine 
  • 1 tbsp. pomegranate molasses 
  • 2 salmon fillets 

For the Salsa

  • 2 South African peaches, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. toasted coconut
  • 1 tbsp. chopped tomato
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped shallot
  • Juice of 1/2 an orange and 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 tsp. of hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chopped parsley

For the Tacos

  • 4 soft tacos
  • 4 tbsp. sour cream
  • 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
  • 4 tbsp. black beans
  • A handful of fresh parsley


    1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
    2. Mix together the jerk seasoning, soy sauce, clementine juice, and pomegranate molasses. Spoon over the salmon fillets and bake for 10-12 minutes.
    3. To prepare the salsa, mix together the chopped South African peaches, tomato, shallot, orange and lemon juice, and hot sauce. Set to the side.
    4. To assemble the tacos, spread one tablespoon of sour cream over each taco. Top with shredded cabbage, black beans, and a salmon fillet.
    5. Spoon over the salsa and top with extra parsley. Serve immediately

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 1005mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 7gSugar: 33gProtein: 38g

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