Lemon Herb Baked Cod - Slimmr

Lemon Herb Baked Cod

For a light meal under 400 calories, our Lemon Herb Baked Cod is a delightful choice. Bursting with the bright flavours of lemon and fresh herbs, this fish dish is not only healthy but also a breeze to prepare. Here’s this easy-to-follow recipe perfect for two.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

For the Baked Cod:

2 fresh cod fillets (about 150g each)

1 lemon, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (optional)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Lemon wedges (for garnish)

For the Quinoa and Steamed Greens:

1/2 cup quinoa

1 cup water

200g mixed green vegetables (such as broccoli, green beans, or asparagus)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat the Oven:

Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

2. Prepare the Baked Cod:

Place the cod fillets on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Drizzle the olive oil evenly over the cod fillets.

Season the cod with minced garlic, fresh parsley, chopped dill (if using), salt, and pepper.

Lay lemon slices on top of each cod fillet for an extra burst of flavour.

3. Bake the Cod:

Bake the cod in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and is cooked through.

4. Prepare the Quinoa:

While the cod is baking, rinse the quinoa under cold running water.

In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of water to a boil and add the rinsed quinoa.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the quinoa is tender and the water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and set aside.

5. Steam the Greens:

In a separate pot, steam the mixed green vegetables until they are crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes.

Remove from heat and toss with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Plate and Serve:

Divide the cooked quinoa and steamed greens between two plates.

Place a baked cod fillet on each plate, along with the lemon slices.

Garnish with additional fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges for an extra squeeze of citrusy goodness.

7. Enjoy Your Lemon Herb Baked Cod!

This Lemon Herb Baked Cod with Quinoa and Steamed Greens is a delightful, low-calorie meal that’s both nutritious and bursting with fresh flavours. It’s perfect for those seeking a light and balanced dinner option. Enjoy your delicious creation!