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Grilled Halibut with Walnut Pesto

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


  • 4 (6-ounce) halibut or other firm white fish fillets
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups tightly packed baby arugula
  • 1 cup tightly packed fresh basil
  • ½ cup walnut halves or pieces
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. Prepare halibut by placing on a plate, drizzling with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. When grill is ready, place halibut on grill; cook for 4 minutes on each side or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily.
  2. While fish is cooking, make pesto. Place remaining 1/3 cup olive oil and next 7 ingredients (arugula through lemon juice) in a food processor or blender. Blend on high until pesto is well-processed and reaches desired consistency. Serve on top of grilled halibut.


Recommended utensils; Grill, plate, spatula, food processor or blender

  • Author: Dish on Fish
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Halibut