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Mediterranean Cod + Salad

A light but flavorful fish + salad meal, perfect for lunch or dinner!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Andrea @ French Pressed Kitchen



  • 4 cod fillets or other white fish
  • 2-3 Tablespoons za'atar mix or a combination of olive oil, sumac, oregano, salt, thyme and sesame seeds

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1 Tablespoon tahini
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice I like mine citrus-y!
  • Splash of water
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of fresh ground pepper


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Prepare the cod by patting the fish dry, then covering the spice mix and placing in a glass baking dish.
  • Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on the thickness of your fish. I took the fish out at 25 minutes when it had reached about 140 degrees F.
  • Prepare the dressing my mixing together the tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, water, salt and pepper. Adjust to taste (you can add more olive oil or tahini to mellow out the lemon if you like it less citrus-y.).
  • Toss the salad with the dressing, then serve with the fish!


The dressing was a generous portion for two. I made more for our lunches the next day, but you could stretch it for 4 small servings as well!