Thursday, 23 August 2012

Healthy Recipe : Halibut on Beet & Zucchini Salad

Beet & Zucchini Salad
This week we decided to have my mom over for a nice evening dinner. Well that's what we had hoped. Like always, things didn't go as planned (but we love it that way). My mom's doctor appointment ended up going longer than expected and then a nice surprise, my aunt stopped by to say hello. We ended up eating dinner around.... say 9:30pm lol.

This recipe is great for a light meal. It's fresh and the dill combined with the beets and zucchini is amazing! Besides the salad having to marinate the recipe can actually be made very quickly. We were lucky enough to receive our beets from a friend who has a garden in the city. There is nothing like fresh organic vegetables. The difference in taste between organic and not organic is astonishing. If you ever want to test the difference, try buying a piece of celery from organic and not organic.

Halibut with Beet & Zucchini Salad

1  zucchini
3  beets
4  3-5 oz halibut fillets
3 tbsp fresh dill (chopped)
2 cups of arugula
3 tbsp toasted pine nuts

Cut zucchini and beets into paper thin rounds. In a large bowl toss zucchini and beets with 2 tbsp of Vinaigrette (recipe below). Set aside and marinate for 20-60 minutes.

Preheat pan over medium-high heat. Brush halibut fillets with 2 tbsp of vinaigrette and cook till almost fully done, about 3 minutes per side.

Before plating, toss dill, arugula and pine nuts into zucchini mixture.

One each plate: lay a portion of salad mixture down and top with halibut. Spoon small amount of vinaigrette over fish and salad. Serve immediately so the salad doesn’t wilt.

2 tsp of lemon zest
½ cup of lemon juice
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
½ tsp of sea salt
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of fresh oregano (chopped)
Grounded black pepper to taste

Halibut on Beet & Zucchini Salad



  1. Awww this looks amazing - beets and halibut, such a great combination! Thanks for sharing this great recipe Michelle and I hope your Mom is doing ok - This recipe reminds me of Swedish cuisine - they are always putting white fish with beetroot (and some sour cream... mega yummy!) and they serve it on Rye bread - Have a good weekend, heaps of love xox
    Angie :)

  2. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale29 August 2012 at 04:49

    Ohmygoodness!! This looks/sounds DELICIOUS! Definitely going to have to give it a shot! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Thank you Chelsie - I will pass along the compliments to my dear chef (the boyfriend) Scott. No problem and thanks for stopping by.

  4. Did I miss something Where are the beets used in the recipe? It looks lovely.

  5. Whoops Linda! Thanks for catching that. I will make the edit right now.


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