Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4 (serving size: 2 cups salad, 1 fillet, and 1 tablespoon almonds)

You can substitute another sustainable white fish (such as tilapia or striped bass) for the halibut, and pecans or hazelnuts for the almonds.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle fish evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add fish to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

Step 2

Combine remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, mint, juice, and syrup in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add spinach, peaches, and cucumber; toss gently to coat. Divide spinach mixture among 4 plates; top with fish. Sprinkle with almonds.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Simple with yummy flavors

May 03, 2016
Made it tonight and it was yummy! Felt fresh and light, but full of flavor. Used talapia instead of halibut and added a bit more lemon to the vinaigrette. Fresh peaches added the perfect sweetness. Thanks for posting!

Nice, light meal

September 08, 2015
The only change I'd make for next time is to grill the halibut for a bit more flavor on the fish.  Fresh, ripe peaches are a must here.


May 05, 2015
This dish is simple but tasty. I thought the fish was better eaten separately from the salad. I also subbed walnuts for the almonds and added a few dabs of herbs de Provence spiked goat cheese. Would make this salad again alongside any simply prepared protein or just on its own.

Denverkg's Review

August 31, 2014
Super easy recipe. Definitely something you could get in restaurant. Lots of great favors. Have made it a number of times. Quick and easy even for workweek meals.

BethMirza's Review

July 11, 2014

ACBrechin's Review

July 10, 2014

Schmatterson8's Review

July 06, 2014
Amazing salad! So flavorful and fresh tasting.

steponme's Review

July 03, 2014
Easy, quick, healthy and most importantly, delicious! My store didn't have halibut, I used tilapia and served with bakery multi-grain bread.

Suze02's Review

June 23, 2014
Wow! Not what I was expecting. This is amazing--and so simple. I did not have halibut so substituted another white fish, swai and agave syrup for the molasses. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. Definitely restaurant quality and better than anything I have had out recently. If only peach season lasted longer!

SPaxton's Review

June 21, 2014