Halibut with Watermelon Salsa

Halibut with Watermelon Salsa
Whole Foods Market


  • 2 Cups  diced watermelon, seeded
  • 2 Tablespoons  white-wine raspberry vinegar or plain raspberry vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon  extra-virgin olive oil
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Four  6-ounce halibut steaks
  • large scallion, chopped finely
  •  Pinch of  cayenne (optional)

Light and flaky, halibut is an ideal choice for a simple summer dinner. Here halibut steaks are marinated in a watermelon-raspberry vinaigrette, quickly grilled, and then topped with refreshingly tart watermelon salsa. Don't be fooled: This fresh and exciting entrée is ready to serve in minutes.

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Using a fork, mash 1 cup of the watermelon in a wide, shallow dish until all of the juices are released. Stir in 1 tablespoon of the vinegar and oil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste, to make a marinade. Add the halibut, turn to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

In a bowl, toss together the remaining watermelon, remaining vinegar, scallion, and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, to make a salsa. Set aside.

Preheat a gas grill or cast-iron grill pan on moderate heat.

Grill the halibut until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. Transfer the fish to a serving platter and top with the salsa. Serve immediately.


Calories per serving:

213 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Protein, Low Carb, Low Sodium Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 6g 9%
  • Carbs 7g 2%
  • Saturated 1g 5%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Sugars 5g
  • Monounsaturated 3g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 32g 64%
  • Cholesterol 83mg 28%
  • Sodium 118mg 5%
  • Calcium 26mg 3%
  • Magnesium 49mg 12%
  • Potassium 852mg 24%
  • Iron 1mg 4%
  • Zinc 1mg 5%
  • Phosphorus 414mg 59%
  • Vitamin A 59µg 7%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 12%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 4%
  • Niacin (B3) 11mg 56%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 49%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 27µg 7%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 31%
  • Vitamin D 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 8%
  • Vitamin K 16µg 20%
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