Lemon-Herb Halibut with Caprese Topping

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While Insalata Caprese was created post WW1 as a patriotic Italian tribute, Caprese salad also plays homage to summer’s colorful bounty. Juicy tomatoes, aromatic basil, refreshing mozzarella & fruity olive oil, paired with a lemon-herb halibut and a drizzle of pesto. Squisito! Simple, yet layered, this recipe is the perfect ending to a sun-kissed day.

Lemon-Herb Halibut with Caprese Topping


Lemon-Herb Halibut with Caprese Topping

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Simple, yet layered, this recipe is the perfect ending to a sun-kissed day.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword fish
Servings 4 servings
Calories 248kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon parsley minced
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 4 four-ounce halibut fillets
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup mozzarella pearls halved
  • ¼ cup basil leaves


  • In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, lemon juice, parsley, basil, garlic, ½ teaspoon sea salt & ⅛ teaspoon pepper.
  • Set aside.
  • In a shallow dish, place halibut fillets in a single layer.
  • Pour olive oil mixture over halibut, refrigerating for one hour.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, toss cherry tomatoes in remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add mozzarella pearls, seasoning with remaining ½ teaspoon sea salt.
  • Set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Line a shallow baking dish with parchment.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place marinated halibut in prepared baking dish.
  • Bake until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees, or desired doneness.
  • While baking, add basil and remaining ⅛ teaspoon black pepper to tomato mixture.
  • Top baked fillets with Caprese mixture.
  • Serve alongside basil pesto, if desired.


Serving: 4ounce | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 751mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
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Lemon-Herb Halibut with Caprese Topping Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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