Pesto Pan Fried Fish with Veggies

A simple pan fried fish recipe using homemade pesto that takes just 10 minutes to whip up and can be eaten for lunch or dinner. My husband loves it but enjoys a few more carbs so I give him a bit of gluten free pasta with pesto on the side and a sprinkle of cheese and that keeps him more satisfied than simply eating it with the veggies.

Hope you enjoy it 🙂

Pesto Pan Fried Fish with Veggies

Pesto Pan Fried Fish with Veggies

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2-3 pieces white fish fillets – fresh or frozen
  • Basil pesto – enough to spread on both sides of the fish
  • 1 zucchini – cut into strips lengthways
  • 1/2 red bell pepper (capsicum) – sliced
  • 10 mushrooms – halved


  • Spread pesto on both sides of the fish
  • Heat oil on a griddle, skillet or in a large fry pan
  • Add the veggies and cook for 2 minutes per side
  • Move aside to finish cooking, add the fish to the pan and cook for 1.5 minutes per side
  • That’s it, you’re ready to serve and eat

For those of you who aren’t so good at the cooking processes, here’s a few images to help you out


Chop things up


Coat the fish in pesto

pesto fish 3

Veggies in the pan for 2 minutes per side

pesto fish 4

Push veggies aside, add the fish and cook 1.5 minutes per side and you’re done!


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