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Recipe: Halibut with tomato basil salsa

Serves 4

Medically reviewed on May 15, 2018

Dietitian Tip

Like cod, flounder and perch, halibut is a lean fish, with less than 2.5 percent fat by weight.


  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 halibut fillets, each 4 ounces


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine the tomato, basil, oregano and garlic. Add the olive oil and mix well.

Arrange the halibut fillets in the baking pan. Spoon the tomato mixture over the fish. Place in the oven and bake until the fish is opaque throughout when tested with the tip of a knife, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Transfer to individual plates and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 fillet
Carbohydrate3 g
Cholesterol55 mg
Fiber1 g
Protein22 g
Sodium81 mg
Monounsaturated Fat2 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat4 g

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