White wine and pesto sauce add a fresh flavor to traditional halibut. Grill them up and serve as steaks or just make them an appetizer. Either way, this grilled halibut with pesto sauce is an all around win!

This healthy dish is so simple to make and super yummy. Don’t feel obligated to make fresh pesto sauce If you’re pressed for time. Just pick up of a jar of fresh pesto at the grocery store instead of making it homemade.

This main course complements just about any side dish imaginable because it is so versatile. But we suggest serving these beautiful pieces of seafood with a microgreens salad with lime vinaigrette and buttery melting potatoes. Yum!

A piece of grilled halibut with pesto sauce, garnished with a lemon and served with salad.

Grilled Halibut with Pesto Sauce Recipe

Marinated in a white wine pesto sauce, this tasty grilled halibut with pesto can be served as dinner or turned into bites for your next gathering.


Yield: 4 servings
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  • To make pesto, combine basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese, olive oil and pine nuts in a food processor and mix until smooth. Reserve a ¼ cup for later use.
  • Combine white wine and prepared pesto in a sealed bag and carefully shake to mix. Add halibut steaks. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.
  • Remove halibut from marinade and place on hot grill, drizzling fish with remaining marinade in bag. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Grill 4-5 minutes per side (fish is done when it's opaque all the way through).
  • Brush steaks with reserved ¼ cup of pesto sauce and serve!


Who says you can't eat healthy without sacrificing flavor? This grilled halibut with pesto sauce will win you over!
Calories: 224kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 163mg, Potassium: 57mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 0.1g
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Grilled halibut with pesto sauce