30 Best Mediterranean Fish Recipes

These 30 Best Mediterranean Fish Recipes offer a wide range of fish, from cod to swordfish to salmon. From grilled swordfish adorned with fragrant herbs to zesty fish stews brimming with colorful vegetables, this collection embodies the essence of a cuisine celebrated for its ability to delight the taste buds while nourishing the heart.

Collage of four fish recipes for 30 Best Mediterranean Fish Recipes.

February is American Heart Month, and the cuisine of the Mediterranean region offers a fantastic symphony of flavors that aligns with cardiovascular well-being. The season of Lent is approaching so it’s also a time when more meatless and pescatarian meals will be consumed. However, you’ll love these delicious Mediterranean fish recipes any day of the year!

An abundance of heart-friendly ingredients characterizes this renowned diet, such as olives and olive oil, lean proteins, beans, nuts, herbs, and an array of vibrant vegetables. Because of this abundance of healthful ingredients, the Mediterranean diet indulges the senses and contributes to heart health and vitality.

From Mediterranean Fish and White Bean Skillet to Sheet Pan Mediterranean Salmon, eating heart-healthy has never been easier!

Various White Fish (Barramundi, Tilapia, Grouper, etc.)

Mediterranean Fish and White Bean Skillet
This Mediterranean Fish and White Bean Skillet combines that sunny region's classic ingredients for the perfect healthy dinner! Flaky white fish and creamy cannellini beans are infused with bright flavor as they bake under fresh lemon slices, olives, and a Fresno chile in a white wine reduction. Best of all, this light and delicious dish comes together in just one skillet!
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Mediterranean Fish and White Bean Skillet in white cast iron skillet topped with lemon slices.
Fish en Papillote
Fish en Papillote captures all the classic flavors of the sunny region of the Mediterranean. A combination of ingredients, including juicy tomatoes, briny olives, tangy capers, fragrant garlic, olive oil, wine and refreshing lemon, is paired with fish. So much flavor all wrapped up in parchment paper parcels for a no-muss, no-fuss, healthy dinner!
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Mediterranean Fish en Papillote opened to reveal baked fish with a piece of the fish on a fork.
Pistachio Crusted Fish with Lemon Dill Aioli
Pistachio Crusted Fish with Lemon Dill Aioli is an easy restaurant-quality meal that’s perfect for date night and it’s ready in 30 minutes!
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Pistachio-Crusted Fish with Lemon-Dill Aioli - Close-up shot of fish on black plate on white background served with roasted potatoes
Baked Tilapia with Spinach Pecan Pesto
Baked Tilapia with Spinach – Pecan Pesto is an easy recipe that makes a great, healthy weeknight dinner that's also elegant enough to serve to guests!
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Baked Tilapia with Spinach Pecan Pesto - Straight-on close-up shot of finished dish garnished with chopped pecans and lemon wedges
Lemon Sole Oreganata
Dinner dilemma? Enter this delicate baked fish with crisp seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese with a white wine pan sauce that’s proven to be surprisingly popular with kids and adults alike.
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Two pieces of Lemon Sole Oreganato on sheet pan.
Baked Fish with Cherry Tomato Olive Sauce + Lemon Chive Asiago Orzo
Baked Fish with Cherry Tomato-Olive Sauce and Lemon Chive Asiago Orzo makes an easy springtime dinner for two that rocks with flavor!
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Baked Fish with Cherry Tomato and Olive Sauce and Lemon Chive Asiago Orzo hero shot on blue-rimmed plate
Chraime Sauce with Fish
Transform any fish with North African Chraime Sauce. Tangy tomato sauce with warm spices pairs perfectly with flaky fish. Ready in 20 minutes!
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Chraime Sauce with Fish
Mediterranean Baked Fish with Artichokes and Olives
Mediterranean Baked Fish with Artichokes and Olives is an easy and incredibly healthy dinner that takes just 35 minutes, start to finish.
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Mediterranean Baked Fish in white rectangular baking dish.
Mediterranean Baked Sole with Greek Ladolemono Dressing
For this easy and delicious sheet pan fish recipe, sole fillets are baked with the flavorful Greek ladolemono dressing and herbs.
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Mediterranean Baked Sole with Greek Ladolemono Dressing

Chilean Sea Bass

Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass
Simple pan-seared Chilean sea bass recipe for special occasions. Light, flaky, melt in your mouth sea bass is perfect for any cooking level.
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Sea Bass with Arugula Pesto.

Cod

Baked Cod with Greek Salsa
Tender and flaky cod served with an amazing homemade salsa makes for a restaurant-quality fish dinner the whole family will love. It’s super easy, delicious and takes just 20 minutes to make!
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Baked Cod with Greek Salsa
Cod Piccata
One-pot Cod Piccata is a delicious flaky white fish recipe. Inspired by Italian Chicken Piccata, the fish is cooked with a light lemon butter sauce with capers. It's a healthy spring or summer dinner idea.
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Cod Piccata
One-Pan Spanish Fish Stew Recipe | Delicious Fish Dish in 30 Minutes
Quick and easy, this hearty One-Pan Spanish Fish Stew served with crusty bread makes an excellent weekend lunch or an easy weekday dinner.
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Halibut

Prosciutto-Wrapped Halibut with Herb Caper Butter
Prosciutto-Wrapped Halibut with Herb – Caper Butter is an easy yet elegant, restaurant-quality dinner for two you'll both love! Lovely, mild, sustainable halibut is wrapped in salty, savory prosciutto, browned then draped in a lemony herb and caper compound butter. HEART HEALTHY TIP: Use plant-based "butter" instead of dairy-based butter.
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Close-up photo of Prosciutto-Wrapped Halibut with Herb - Caper Butter with lemon wedges in black skillet.
Butter Basted Halibut with Lemon Braised Baby Vegetables
Butter-Basted Halibut with Lemon-Braised Baby Vegetables is perfect for a spring dinner for two!  It's light, fresh and the perfect way to showcase this beautiful fish!
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Best Broiled Halibut Fillets with Gremolata
An incredibly easy fish recipe, Broiled Halibut with Gremolata, checks all of the boxes. It’s quick, it’s low-calorie, it’s low carb, and best of all, it’s delicious!
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Broiled Halibut with Gremolata.

Red Snapper

Baked Red Snapper with Zhoug
This baked red snapper is an easy red snapper recipe that takes just 20 minutes. Serve on its own or with spicy, herbaceous zhoug. A healthy, gluten-free dinner recipe.
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Red Snapper with Zhoug.
Baked Whole Red Snapper
If you love seafood, this Baked Whole Red Snapper dish is just right for you. It’s so simple to make with very little active cooking time. It’s not only a lovely meal, but reminiscent of summer time by the beach on the Mediterranean.
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Two baked whole red snapper on platter.

Salmon

Seared Salmon with Warm Roasted Cherry Tomato Salad
Seared Salmon with Warm Roasted Cherry Tomato Salad is a beautiful restaurant-style dish that's "better-for-you" all the way around.  Perfect for a casual dinner for two yet elegant enough for guests!
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Seared Salmon with Baby Kale Quinotto and Warm Roasted Cherry Tomato Salad hero shot
Mediterranean Baked Salmon
This recipe for Mediterranean Baked Salmon is fresh fish fillets topped with garlic, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and fresh dill, then roasted to tender perfection. A super easy dinner option that’s quick to make and perfect for busy weeknights!
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Easy Oven-Baked Basil Pesto Crusted Salmon
Tender, flaky salmon fillets are coated in a flavorful pesto crust and topped with perfectly crisped panko breadcrumbs. Whether you’re planning a cozy family dinner or entertaining guests, this quick and easy Pesto Crusted Salmon recipe is sure to impress everyone at your table.
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Best Mediterranean Salmon Recipe
This Mediterranean Salmon is pan-fried to perfection and packed with flavor. An easy meal that can be made in 30 minutes!
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Salmon with Mediterranean Salsa on plate with rice.
Mediterranean Salmon Recipe
You are going to love this delicious Mediterranean salmon recipe. The tender salmon pairs wonderfully with the roasted vegetables.
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Mediterranean Salmon Recipe
Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon
Mediterranean Sheet Pan Salmon ~ this quick and easy 30 minute meal is beautiful, delicious, heart healthy, gluten free, low carb, low calorie, paleo, and whole 30 friendly. You can’t afford not to try it!
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Mediterranean Sheet Pan Roasted Salmon.
Mediterranean Salmon Avocado Salad
Mediterranean Salmon Avocado Salad dressed in a Feta Peppercorn Greek-inspired vinaigrette. It is packed with avocado, olives, veggies, and feta cheese and ready in less than 20 minutes.
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Mediterranean Salmon Avocado Salad

Swordfish

Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Olive Relish
When you want a healthy dinner, fire up the grill for some fantastic Grilled Swordfish Steaks. Swordfish is one of the best fish for grilling because it’s thick, meaty, and won’t fall apart on the grates.
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Swordfish steaks on white plate with olive relish.
Pan-Roasted Swordfish with Cherry Tomatoes and Capers
Pan-Roasted Swordfish is a delicious fish dinner and can be on your table in under 30 minutes.  Cook this swordfish recipe and you will win the dinner lottery plus this is a meal with just one pan clean up!
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Grilled Swordfish
This grilled swordfish is marinated in lemon, garlic, olive oil and herbs, then seared on the grill until golden brown. The best way to prepare fresh fish!
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Grilled Swordfish

Trout

Trout Almondine
Pan-fried trout with butter, almonds, and fresh lemon juice. This Trout Almondine is fast, easy, and delicious!
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Trout Almondine on white plate with lemon wedges.
Salade Nicoise
Salade Nicoise is like a culinary escape to sunny southern France on a plate.  It’s a show-stopping salad perfect for a spring or summer dinner!
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