Baked Fish with Walnut Spinach Pesto

Baked Fish with Walnut Spinach Pesto

Jun 28, 2023Angela Jenkins

This fishy dish is a great way to get omega-3. It also provides folate from spinach and the mood benefits of walnuts.

Serves 1 (making 8 servings of pesto)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes


1 portion (100 grams) of haddock or salmon 

For the pesto:

60ml olive oil

32 grams of grated Parmesan cheese

1 clove garlic, peeled and microwaved for 30 seconds 

125 grams spinach, washed and chopped

32 grams of walnuts

1 teaspoon lemon juice

½ teaspoon Maldon salt

Prepare the fish:

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan) and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Brush the fish with the oil and then season with salt and pepper. Place on the tray and bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through. A thermometer should read an internal temperature of 145°F.

Prepare the pesto:

Blend the pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor on medium speed. Add a splash of cold water to loosen the mixture if needed. Taste for salt, as you may need to add more. Serve the oven-baked salmon with 1-2 tablespoons of the pesto.

Pesto will last up to a week in the fridge stored in a mason jar. Try pesto with your other favorite meats like baked chicken, tofu or roasted vegetables.

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