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These chunky tacos are a big hit with Liza’s boys. She can’t recall having eaten those at home before, so trying this new recipe – with everyone helping – was a lot fun.

If you’d like your child to help with the cooking and learn more about food,
scroll down for our child friendly tips.



  • 500 gm salmon
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil leaves, chopped/torn or 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • generous pinch of chili powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 large purple onion, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, slice, then cut into strips
  • 1 large yellow pepper, cut into fine long strips (like match sticks)
  • 12 snap peas, or snow peas, cut into ‘match sticks’ (threads removed)
  • 1 large carrot, cut into ‘match sticks’
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 12 corn taco shells
  • halves limes to decorate


  1. Place salmon under dish, add salt & pepper to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes, until done to taste.
  2. Meanwhile, please skillet over medium heat, ad 1 tbsp olive oil.
  3. Add in onion, cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add zucchini, lime juice, basil, salt, pepper and chili powder
  5. Once cooked, place in a warmed dish.
  6. Add another tbsp oil to the skillet
  7. Stir fry yellow pepper, carrot and snow peas for a few minutes
  8. Place in a 2nd warmed dish
  9. Place taco shells under the grill to warm (about 30 seconds each side)
  10. With 2 forks, break cooked salmon into flakes and place in warmed dish
  11. Place tacos on to a serving dish
  12. Fill with shredded lettuce, salmon, lime onion & zucchini, and ‘match stick’ vegetables
  13. Decorate with lime slices, or remaining fresh basil leaves

Get the children to help

Easy tasks for younger children

  • tear basil leaves into small pieces
  • squeeze fresh lime juice
  • measure 2 tbsp olive oil
  • shred lettuce
  • Decorate the plates with lime slices, or  fresh basil leaves

Moderate tasks for older children

  • slice onion, zucchini or pepper – whichever you like the best
  • cut peas and carrot into ‘match sticks’ (threads removed)
  • make the wraps

Brain Teaser

  • find out where tacos come from and how they are made

1 Comment

  1. Susanna Hasenoehrl

    April 8, 2015

    My kids just love making these (we are using rye wraps instead of tacos). Totally delicious!


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