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Baked Cod Recipe with Pistachio Cilantro Pesto | The Mediterranean Dish. A 25-minute baked cod dinner with bold flavors from cilantro, garlic, and lemon juice. See the two-step recipe on The Mediterranean Dish today!

Easy Baked Cod Recipe with Pistachio Cilantro Pesto


An easy baked cod recipe that comes together in 25 minutes! Bold Mediterranean flavors from fresh cilantro, garlic and lemon juice.


  • 4-6 Cod fillet pieces about 4-oz each
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced

For the Pistachio Cilantro Pesto:

  • 2 packed cups fresh cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/3 cup salted shelled pistachios
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat the fish fillets dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides, then place on a lightly oiled baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake in the heated oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the pistachio cilantro pesto. Place the cilantro, shelled pistachio and garlic in your food processor. Pulse until well-chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.
  4. When ready, remove the baked cod fillets from the oven and arrange them on a serving platter or individual dishes. Top each fish fillet with a generous spoonful of the pistachio cilantro pesto, then add the diced tomatoes. Enjoy with a side of rice, quinoa or couscous.


  • Cooking Tip: If you are not too keen on the taste of fresh garlic, you can add the garlic to roast with the fish for just 5 minutes; this should help take the edge off.
  • Recommended for this Recipe: Our Private Reserve Greek extra virgin olive oil (from organically grown and processed Koroneiki olives!)
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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Baked Cod, Cod, Cod Fillets, Mediterranean Fish Dish, Pistachio Cilantro Pesto, Pesto, Cod with Pesto