Grilled Halibut Salad with Beet-Carrot Slaw

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Grilled Halibut Salad with Beet-Carrot Slaw

The halibut doesn’t stick or fall apart in this salad recipe because you grill it on foil. A beet and carrot slaw with tarragon-lemon vinaigrette makes this meal a standout.

Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 30
Total Time: 30


  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 1/4 pounds halibut or swordfish, skinned
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 6 sprigs fresh tarragon plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped, divided
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 heads butterhead lettuce, torn
  • 1 large beet, preferably golden or Chioggia, shredded
  • 1 large carrot, shredded


  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Measure a piece of foil large enough to hold the fish and coat it with cooking spray. Place a layer of lemon slices on the foil and lay fish on the lemon slices. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and top with tarragon sprigs.
  3. Grill the fish on the foil (without turning) until it flakes easily, 12 to 20 minutes, depending on the thickness.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk oil, lemon juice, chopped tarragon, mustard, pepper and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a bowl.
  5. Toss lettuce with about 1/4 cup of the dressing in a large bowl; divide among 4 plates. Add beet and carrot to the bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. Divide the fish and slaw among the plates (discard the tarragon sprigs and lemon slices). Drizzle with the remaining dressing.


Nutrition Per Serving

calories 339
fat 20 g (3 g sat, 14 g mono)
cholesterol 69 mg
carbohydrates 10 g
protein 30 g
fiber 4 g
sodium 597 mg
potassium 1296 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin A (209% daily value), Folate (52% dv), Potassium (37% dv), Vitamin C (27% dv), Iron & Magnesium (18% dv)

Carbohydrate Serving 1/2

Exchanges 2 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 3 fat

From EatingWell May/June 2012