Pan Seared Swordfish with Rainbow Ribbon Salad

Delicious pan-seared fish, served on top of a vibrant and colorful rainbow salad. A prefect healthy dinner recipe which needs less than 30 minutes to be on the table.
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This quick and easy meal is beautiful and delicious thanks to the addition of vibrantly hued rainbow carrots. Don’t despair if you can’t find them locally, however. Regular orange carrots will provide a nice pop of color, as well.

For best results, choose large, straight carrots for this application instead of smaller and/or twisted specimens. This will make it much easier to peel and slice them into nice ribbons with a vegetable peeler.

  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Pan Seared Swordfish with Rainbow Ribbon Salad

Pan-seared swordfish served with a colorful salad, makes for a delightful weeknight quick meal which is healthy and delicious.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 10 mins Total Time 30 mins Difficulty: Beginner Servings: 4 Best Season: Spring

What you'll need

Lemon Vinaigrette Ingredients

Remaining Ingredients

What you'll need to do...

  1. Prepare vinaigrette by combining all ingredients in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake vigorously until thoroughly combined. Set aside. 

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot.

  3. Generously season the swordfish fillets on both sides with salt and black pepper and add to the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown and releases easily from the bottom of the skillet, approximately 4-5 minutes. Turn and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or just until the swordfish is cooked through. Remove from heat and set aside.

    Tip: The fillets should change color/turn white about 1/3 of the way up from the bottom as it cooks. The remaining portion will cook through as it rests.

  4. Add the carrot ribbons, arugula, basil, and parsley to a large bowl and drizzle 2-3 tablespoons of the lemon vinaigrette. Season with salt and black pepper to taste, and toss to combine.

  5. To serve, divide the salad between four individual serving plates and top each with a piece of swordfish. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired, and offer the remaining vinaigrette on the side. Enjoy!

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