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Grilled Halibut Salad with Beet-Carrot Slaw

Grilled Halibut Salad with Beet-Carrot Slaw
4 Servings
Active Time
30 Minutes
Total Time
30 Minutes

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.


  • 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 Facts

Nutrients per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 339
Total Fat 20g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 69mg
Sodium 597mg
Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 0g
Protein 30g
Potassium 1296mg

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

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