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Pistachio Crusted Cod with Roasted Kale and Red Onions
Pistachio Crusted Cod with Roasted Kale and Red Onions

A better-for-us take on fish fry, this Pistachio Crusted Cod with Roasted Kale and Red Onions is a complete meal-in-one! Not only do we love the crunch and taste pistachios provide, but we also love their nutritional benefits.

  • Pistachios are a good source of protein and fiber. And, nearly 90% of the fats found in pistachios are the better-for-us unsaturated type!
  • They’re also the colorful nut – the greens and purples found on pistachios are actually from antioxidants.
  • Pistachios are one of the lowest-fat, lowest-calorie snack nuts. In fact, you can enjoy about 30 pistachios for only 100 calories.

Pistachio Crusted Cod with Roasted Kale and Red Onions


  • 4 cod fillets (about 6 oz. each), or other firm white fish
  • 1 bunch kale, ribs and stems removed, leaves roughly chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 5 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios
  • ½ cup packed fresh parsley
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place fish, kale and red onion on baking sheet. Drizzle 2 Tbsp. olive oil over kale and red onion. Season fish and vegetables with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse pistachios, parsley, and garlic until coarsely chopped, 15 seconds. With machine running, add remaining 3 Tbsp. oil in a steady stream; blend until mixture is chopped.
  3. Top fish with pistachio mixture and squeeze fresh lemon juice over fish. Roast until fish is opaque throughout, 10 to 12 minutes.

Yield:  4 servings

*Per Serving:  Calories 390, Total Fat 23g (Saturated 3g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 560mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 6g, Sugars 4g), Protein 33g, Vitamin A 240%, Vitamin C 250%, Calcium 20%, Iron 15%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Wonderful® Pistachios.

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