This is a halibut, mango, and papaya salad recipe that is fresh and light, especially for the spring season which will soon be upon us. Doesn't take a lot of prep time with exception of marinating the fish. Can be done ahead and kept in the fridge for at least 2 days. Salad dressing as you will see is very easy and is so delicious and light. Add fresh garlic bread or breadsticks and a glass of wine (Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc). The combination of the citrus dressing and the fruit and dill proves to be a delicious marriage of fruit and herbs. Enjoy.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
45 mins
1 hr 15 mins
20 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Pat halibut dry and season with salt and pepper. Combine oil, orange juice, lemon juice, honey, Italian seasoning, garlic, and red pepper flakes in a glass or ceramic bowl for marinade with a whisk to make sure it is well blended. Add halibut and let marinate for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove fish from marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Cook halibut on the preheated grill horizontally for 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and cook vertically for perfect grill marks until it springs back with a mild resistance and flakes easily with a fork, 5 to 7 minutes more; be careful not to overcook. Remove from grill and sprinkle with fresh dill.

  • Combine salad greens, mushrooms, mango, papaya, onion, bacon, and feta cheese in a bowl.

  • Whisk salad dressing, orange juice, and honey for dressing together in another bowl. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve with grilled halibut.

Cook's Notes:

This can be grilled with an indoor grill as well.

Use halibut fillets that are 1- to 1 1/2-inch thick.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

961 calories; protein 31.4g; carbohydrates 56.9g; fat 69.9g; cholesterol 52mg; sodium 2311.5mg. Full Nutrition