Spinach Pesto Halibut

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 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 halibut filet
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 halibut filet
  • Amount per serving Calories 270

  • Total Fat 17g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 170mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Protein 27g


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • halibut (4-ounces each)
  • baby spinach leaves
    5 cup
  • pine nuts (toasted)
    2 tbsp
  • lemon juice
    1 tbsp
  • light mayonnaise
    1 tsp
  • olive oil
    3 tbsp
  • Parmesan (freshly grated)
    2 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp


  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.