Parsley Almond Pesto Cod

  • Author: Michele Spring
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Oven


Get dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes with this recipe for Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo broiled Parsley Almond Pesto Cod



  • 1 bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  •  Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs cod (fresh or thawed, if using frozen fish)


  1. Preheat the broiler (on high if you have a multi-temp broiler). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cod on it.
  2. Put the parsley, garlic, almonds, lemon juice and zest, paprika, and sea salt in a food processor. Process until everything is approximately the same size.
  3. With the machine running, gradually add the olive oil and keep going until the pesto is just slightly chunky.
  4. Using a spatula or your hands, apply the pesto to both sides of the fish and place back on baking sheet.
  5. Broil the fish for 5-10 minutes (depending on the thickness of your fish) or until opaque and the fish flakes when cut with fork. Enjoy!

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