Mango & Avocado Salsa Halibut (AIP, Paleo)
Halibut with Mango & Avocado Salsa is a fresh and delicious fish dish! Perfect for the warmer months when you’re craving something light and fresh on the palate. Feel free to use any fish (or chicken) with this flavourful mango & avocado salsa. AIP friendly, paleo & low-carb.
DID YOU KNOW? Avocados are rich in fiber — half an avocado (roughly 100g) packs 7 grams of fiber, which is 27% of the RDA. Fiber has been shown to have important benefits for weight loss, metabolic health and gut health.
Roughly 25% of the fiber in avocado is soluble, which is known for feeding the friendly gut bacteria in your intestine. The number and type of bacteria is very important for optimal gut health and overall health.
So, if you’re dealing with IBS or weight loss resistance, I recommend replacing grain-based foods with high-fiber whole foods like avocados, vegetables and other fruits.
Here are a few way to incorporate avocados in your diet:
- Add to smoothies (learn all about creating healthy smoothies here)
- Egg, bacon & avocado breakfast
- Desserts like my avocado mousse recipe
- Salads like my Avocado Caprese Salad, Mediterranean Cobb Salad, Arugula & Avocado Salad & Triple Berry Salad
- Dishes like my Tostone Taco Bites, Beef Taco Zucchini Noodles, & Halibut with Mango & Avocado Salsa (see below)
What you need for Halibut with Mango & Avocado Salsa:
- Wild Pacific halibut (or other fish of choice)
- Red onion
- Cilantro, basil or parsley
- Avocado oil
Healthy sides to pair with this fish dish …
Halibut with Mango & Avocado Salsa
- 1 lb wild Pacific halibut, or other fish of choice
- 1 avocado, chopped into small chunks
- 1 small mango, chopped into small chunks
- 1 tsp red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp cilantro, basil or parsley, finely chopped
- Juice of 1 lime
- Sea salt & black pepper to taste, omit black pepper for AIP version
- Avocado oil
- Preheat oven to 400F and grease or line baking dish with parchment paper.
- Coat halibut with avocado oil and season with sea salt and black pepper.
- Place halibut in oven and cook for 10-15-minutes (more time may be needed for thicker pieces of fish). Halibut should be opaque and flake when cut with a fork.
- While halibut is cooking, combine mango, avocado, red onion, fresh herbs, lime juice and seasoning in a bowl and mix until well combined.
- When halibut is done, let rest for a few minutes then top with fresh mango & avocado salsa and serve.
- If you can't find wild Pacific halibut or it's too expensive, try wild cod or another similar fish. If you're not a fan of fish, this salsa works great with chicken too!
- Omit black pepper for AIP version.