Halibut with Lemon-Dill Pesto


This light yet flavorful pesto goes equally well with salmon as well as white fish, like halibut.  HalibutLemonDillPesto1


Halibut with Lemon-Dill Pesto

Marla Hingley
Fresh pesto made with lemon and dill are all you need to make this halibut a crowd pleaser!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4


  • 2 6 oz halibut fillets
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Lemon-Dill Pesto

  • 1 cup fresh Italian parsley
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds toasted
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice


  • Brush halibut with a bit of olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill or bake halibut at 450°F for about 20 minutes, or until flakes with a fork.
  • Place pesto ingredients together in a mini food processor and puree until smooth.
  • To serve, place a dollop of pesto on top of each piece of cooked halibut.
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