Pistachio-&-Halloumi-Crusted Halibut

The high melting point of briny halloumi cheese keeps it firm even when you cook it until crispy at high heat. It's a good choice for combining with nuts and breadcrumbs for the crunchy topping on this fish. Since your oven is already on, make some roasted potatoes to serve alongside.

Pistachio-&-Halloumi-Crusted Halibut
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • ¼ cup shredded halloumi cheese

  • ¼ cup finely chopped unsalted pistachios

  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 scallion, minced

  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus lemon wedges for serving

  • 1 ¼ pounds halibut fillet, cut into 4 portions

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon garlic salt

  • 1 ½ tablespoons mayonnaise


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray or line with foil.

  2. Stir cheese, pistachios, panko, scallion and lemon zest in a small bowl. Place halibut on the prepared pan and sprinkle with pepper and garlic salt . Brush the top of the fish with mayonnaise, then coat with the pistachio mixture, pressing to help it adhere.

  3. Bake until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

255 Calories
12g Fat
6g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 4 oz. fish
Calories 255
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 157IU 3%
Sodium 286mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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