Herb Baked Halibut

Sep 08, 2022

This quick and easy herb baked halibut is about to be your new go-to fish recipe. This simple recipe gives you moist and flakey filets with a delicious topping. Pair it with side dishes like rice and steamed veggies for a complete meal!

If you're looking to integrate more fish into your menu planning then look no further than this easy herb baked halibut. When Darian first tried this recipe she exclaimed "wow! that's so good. Like invite your friends over for diner kind of good." Needless to say, this is one of our new favorite ways to cook fish! We like to complement the delicate flavour of the halibut with light side dishes like rice, steamed broccoli, or an arugula salad! 

Lately the dietitians at Vitality have been leaning into minimalist recipes that require just a handful of ingredients. This recipe requires five simple ingredients:

  • Halibut: I picked up halibut filets from Charlie's Seafood Market in Saskatoon. Choose whatever white fish you enjoy such as halibut, cod, or tilapia. 
  • Mayonnaise: I used a light mayonnaise but you can default to whatever you have in your fridge!
  • Lemon Juice: I used freshly squeezed!
  • Herbs: Any fresh herb that you enjoy or have access to will work including chives, dill, mint, or parsley. If you don't have fresh herbs sub for half the amount of dried herbs!
  • Dijon Mustard: for a kick of flavour!




 NOTE: the nutrition breakdown is for a four ounce halibut filet portion. You can find the full nutrition breakdown here.


  • 4 halibut filets
  • ¼ cup (60g) light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon (15mL) lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh herbs, chopped* (eg. dill, chives, mint, parsley, etc.)
  • 2 teaspoon (10mL) dijon mustard
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper

*if you don't have fresh herbs use 2 tablespoon dried herbs of choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. Mix the light mayonnaise, lemon juice, herbs, mustard, and salt and pepper.
  3. Place the halibut filets in a baking dish and top with the mayonnaise mixture.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn the oven to broil and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with fresh herbs for garnish, and serve with your favorite side dishes like rice, roasted vegetables, steamed vegetables, or salad.



Halibut is rich in an essential mineral called selenium. Selenium is important for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland which plays an essential role in regulating metabolism. A healthy metabolism is key to transform the food we eat into energy that our body uses to function optimally! Other sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, oysters, sunflower seeds, tuna, eggs, and mushrooms.


Looking for more fish and seafood recipes? Try our recipes for dijon baked salmon, maple glazed salmon, or prawn skewers!




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