Halibut with Cilantro Pesto

Number of Servings: 4 (134 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 35 min.
Halibut with Cilantro Pesto

Richly flavored pesto is the flavor star of this simple fish dish. Earthy walnuts play against vibrant cilantro and tangy lime for a well-rounded experience for your palate that will work well with any firm white fish. Use this as an excuse to try new local fish offered fresh from your fish market.

Tip: When working with hot peppers, wear gloves to protect your skin. Most of the heat is concentrated in the seeds and ribs, so removed these thoroughly to moderate the heat of the pepper.


  • Cilantro Pesto:

    • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
    • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped walnuts
    • 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 tsp. lime zest
    • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
    • 2 tsp. olive oil
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced (optional)


    • cooking spray
    • 4 (4 oz.) halibut or salmon fillets


  1. Stir together the pesto ingredients.
  2. Preheat broiler or grill to medium and use the cooking spray to coat your rack.
  3. Brush one side of the fish with half the pesto. Place the fish with the pesto side up on the grill rack or in the broiler pan and cook for 4 minutes. Turn the fish and spread with the remaining pesto. Cook until it flakes easily with a fork (4-6 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 134 g

Amount per serving
Calories 170
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 23g
Vitamin D 5.3mcg 25%
Calcium 37.2mg 2%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 540mg 10%
Vitamin A 38mcg 4%
Vitamin C 6.8mg 8%
Vitamin E 1.2mg 8%
Vitamin K 8.4mcg 6%
Thiamin 0.1mg 6%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 4%
Niacin 11.8mg 70%
Vitamin B6 0.7mg 40%
Folate 20mcg 5%
Vitamin B12 1.3mcg 50%
Biotin 6.5mcg 20%
Chloride 46.4mg 2%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 10%
Phosphorus 299.6mg 25%
Iodine 0.3mcg 0%
Magnesium 34.3mg 8%
Zinc 0.7mg 6%
Selenium 52.9mcg 100%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.2mg 8%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.2mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Halibut, Lime Juice, Walnuts, Jalapeno Pepper, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Olive Oil, Cilantro, Cooking Spray (canola Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Palm Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Coconut Oil (adds A Trivial Amount Of Fat), Lecithin From Soybeans (non Stick Agent), Dimethyl Silicone (for Anti-foaming), Rosemary Extract (preservative)), Garlic, Lime Zest.

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