Grilled Halibut Salad with Beet-Carrot Slaw

Grilled Halibut Salad with Beet-Carrot Slaw

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From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1¼ pounds halibut or swordfish, skinned
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 6 sprigs fresh tarragon plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped, divided
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 heads butterhead lettuce, torn
  • 1 large beet, preferably golden or Chioggia, shredded
  • 1 large carrot, shredded


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  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 ¼ 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 ½ teaspoon salt in a bowl.
  5. Toss lettuce with about ¼ 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 information

  • Per serving: 339 calories; 20 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 206 mcg folate; 69 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 10,416 IU vitamin A; 16 mg vitamin C; 103 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 597 mg sodium; 1,296 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (208% daily value), Folate (52% dv), Vitamin C (27% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3½ lean meat, 3 fat

Reviews 1

September 14, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Only made the slaw--delicious and beautiful I just made the beet-carrot slaw using Chioggia Beets (the striped kind). The orange carrots and striped red and white beets were a beautiful combination. I was afraid the flavor of the beets would be too strong, but the slaw was delicious served with our favorite light balsamic vinaigrette dressing Pros: tasty and beautiful
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