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Basil Pesto Fish Pasta

Posted on September 23, 2021 | 1 Comment on Basil Pesto Fish Pasta

Yield: 8 portions


  • 2/3 cup Basil leaves
  • 2/3 cup walnuts
  • 4 pieces garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, for gilling
  • 4 pieces tilapia fillet
  • 8 cups whole wheat pasta cooked

Basil Pesto:

  1. Combine basil, walnuts and garlic in a food processor or blender and blend until ingredients are chopped finely. It may be necessary to clean up sides two to three times to get everything chopped evenly.
  2. Add 1/3 cup of oil slowly and blend. Add remaining oil and blend.
  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and add parmesan. Stir to mix.
  4. Taste and add salt only if necessary.

Basil Pesto Fish Pasta:

  1. Reheat pasta in salted hot water and set aside.
  2. Coat fish with 1 tablespoon pesto and grill both sides until done.
  3. Transfer to paper towel to drain oil from fish.
  4. Slice fish into strips.
  5. Combine pesto and pasta. Top with fish strips and serve.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

  • Calories (kcal) 546
  • Carbohydrates (g) 36
  • Protein (g) 24
  • Fat (g) 34

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