Summertime Recipe: Mediterranean Fish Fillets

Jun 27, 2023 | Dr. Anne Shandera-Ochsner, HABIT Midwest Director | @dranneshanderaochsner

It’s officially summer! In many areas of the country, this means warm weather and ready access to many of the fresh foods featured in the brain healthy Mediterranean Diet. Here’s a Mayo Clinic recipe to help you in your goal of incorporating more fish into your diet. For more information on the Mediterranean Diet, check out this article: Why is the Mediterranean diet so good for you? | Mayo Clinic Diet


  • 2 large tomatoes, cored and sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 1 medium zucchini, trimmed and thinly sliced into rounds
  • 4 white fish fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free lemon pepper seasoning blend



Set the best 4 tomato slices aside. Chop the remaining tomatoes into small cubes. Place the tomato cubes into a bowl and add the onion, capers, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and feta cheese. Stir to mix.

Place the oven rack in the upper position and heat broiler to high. Line two rimmed baking sheets with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Place zucchini rounds in a single layer on one baking sheet and fish fillets on the other sheet. Spray the top sides with cooking spray.

Place the zucchini under the broiler for about 1 minute. Turn and season with half the lemon pepper. Broil for another minute and move the baking sheet to the bottom of the oven to keep warm.

Place the fish fillets under the broiler for about 3 minutes. Turn and continue broiling until the fillets spring back to light pressure, about 3 to 6 minutes. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the fillets. Season with the remaining lemon pepper.

Place 1 slice of tomato on each of four plates. Arrange zucchini in an overlapping circle on top of the tomatoes. Place a fish fillet on the zucchini and top with the diced tomato mixture.


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