A Girl & Her Food: Cooking Light's Halibut & Peach Salad with Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette


Cooking Light's Halibut & Peach Salad with Lemon-Mint Vinaigrette

Cooking Light magazine nails superfast delicious recipes with meals that only take 20-minutes from start to finish. Each month, I try to make 2-3 recipes from that month's issue. As a home cook, I usually don't follow recipes but I find it helpful to follow a new recipe as I always pick up little tricks which inspire me incorporate them in other dishes. It also helps me word and write my recipes for you!

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Recipe from Cooking Light, July 2014 


serves 4 

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • (6-ounce) halibut fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves
  • medium peaches, halved and sliced 
  • 1/2 English cucumber, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds


  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.
  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. Enjoy! 


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