Cod with Chimichurri Sauce

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The new motto after this dish is, “Everything is better with chimichurri”! It is such a simple, yet flavorful condiment. If you are watching your salt intake, the chimichurri sauce can be prepared without any salt, while still keeping a great flavor. Most any white fish (e.g., pollock, catfish, grouper, haddock, halibut, or bass) can be substituted for cod, so look for what is on sale.

Serves 4
Serving Size: 1 filet with 2 teaspoons chimichurri sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


Chimichurri Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
  • 1½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt (optional)


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 4 (6-ounce) cod fillets


  1. Combine the cilantro, basil, shallots, olive oil, lemon juice, ground pepper, and salt (optional) in a medium bowl to make the chimichurri sauce. Set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add olive oil.
  3. Season each side of cod fillets with salt and pepper.
  4. Add fish to pan and cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.
  5. Serve with chimichurri sauce.

Nutrition Information per Serving:(Based on ¼ teaspoon salt)

  • Serving Size: 1 filet with 2 teaspoons chimichurri sauce
  • Vegetables: 0 cups
  • Fruits: 0 cups
  • Calories: 145 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 0 grams
  • Protein: 21 grams
  • Fat: 6 grams
  • Sodium: 218 mg
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