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Spinach Pesto Halibut

This delicious spinach pesto could also be used for a spread on turkey or chicken sandwiches or wraps. If you don’t like halibut you can substitute cod or tilapia.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 halibut filet

  • Calories 270
  • Carbohydrate 4 g
  • Protein 27 g
  • Fat 17 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber 2 g
  • Cholesterol 40 mg
  • Sodium 165 mg

This Recipe Serves 4


Cooking spray
4 – 4 ounce halibut filets
5 cups baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon light mayonnaise
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Spray grill with cooking spray. Preheat grill and cook halibut over medium high heat for 4 or 5 minutes on each side.
  2. Place 1 cup of spinach, pine nuts, lemon juice and mayonnaise in a food processor and lightly pulse. While processing, slowly add olive oil until the mixture is creamy.
  3. Pour the pesto mixture in a bowl and add Parmesan cheese and pepper.
  4. Put 1 cup of spinach on each of 4 plates; top with a grilled halibut fillet.
  5. Spread pesto mixture evenly over grilled halibut filets.

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Ensure the mayonnaise and all other ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be gluten-free.

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