While living and working in Italy for almost two months, it was a struggle to remain consistent with the Paleo diet; however, I stumbled upon an amazing meal that is full of wonderful flavors and can be quickly prepared.

The primary ingredient is cod fillets, which are an easy fish to cook, with additions of pesto sauce and healthy vegetables. Those on the Paleo diet are quite familiar with the fact that a heavy emphasis is placed on vegetables , so this dish fits the diet plan perfectly.

Many of the ingredients listed could have been found during the beginning of mankind, not the highly preserved and processed food items commonly used today.

While the ingredients list is minimal, the flavors are certainly not restricted. Coriander, also known as cilantro, is one herb that either receives praise or hate. Research has shown that genes determine whether you perceive the taste as refreshing lemon-lime or soap-like.

Therefore, you may want to try a small sprig before creating this entire meal. For those that enjoy the flavor, the coriander pesto sauce used in this dish is absolutely perfect. The cherry tomatoes provide an additional burst of fresh flavors that are hard to beat on the Paleo plan.

Of course, variations are always welcome too by opting for the more meaty eggplant or olives. Either way, you can prepare and cook this great dish in just 30 minutes or less to satisfy yourself, friends, and family members without spending hours struggling in the kitchen.

Cod Fillets with Pesto & Zucchini Roll Ups
Easy, quick and healthy recipe for Cod Fillets.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. Cod fillets
  2. Cherry tomatoes
  3. Zucchinis
  4. Jar of smoked Peppers
  5. Salt
  6. Pepper
Selfmade Coriander Pesto
  1. Coriander
  2. 5x tbsp Olive Oil
  3. 2x cloves garlic
  4. 1 cup Cashew Nuts
  5. salt & pepper
  1. Pour olive oil in an oven tray, put the fillets in with some pesto and sliced tomatoes on top.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Put in the oven on 180C for 25min.
  4. While the fish is in the oven, cut the zucchinis in long slices and grill them on both sides.
  5. Add smoked pepper and a cherry tomato.
  6. Roll ’em up and prick in a tooth pick.
  7. You could also use eggplant and olives as a variation.
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