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Avocado Pesto and Cod Over Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Cod With Pesto + Spaghetti Squash

Dinner: Cod With Pesto + Spaghetti Squash

From C&J Nutrition


  • Save 2/3 of spaghetti squash for Day 13 breakfast and Day 14 lunch.
  • Save 1/2 pesto for Day 14 lunch.
  • Avocado Pesto and Cod Over Spaghetti Squash Recipe


    1. 1 medium-large spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds)
      1/2 avocado
      1/4 cup hemp seeds
      1/4 cup fresh basil
      3/4 cup arugula
      2 tablespoons lemon juice
      6 ounces cod
      2 teaspoons olive oil
      Pinch each: salt, pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice the squash in half, remove seeds, and place cut-side down in a baking dish. Add enough water to the dish to just coat the bottom. Bake until squash is tender, about 45 minutes.
    2. While squash cooks, add avocado, hemp seeds, basil, arugula, and lemon juice to a blender and puree until smooth. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if it needs to be thinned out.
    3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle cod with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook over medium-high heat until fish is firm and golden on both sides, flipping once, about 5 minutes.
    4. Using a fork, gently scrape the squash flesh from the skin. Put 2/3 of the squash in a container and save for meals on Days 13 and 14. Toss the remaining 1/3 of the squash with half of the avocado pesto (save the other half of the pesto for Day 14 lunch). Top with cod.

    Calories: 464.8
    Protein: 35.7 grams
    Carbohydrate: 27.6 grams
    Dietary Fiber: 9.099 grams
    Total Sugars: 9.125 grams
    Total Fat: 25.1 grams
    Saturated Fat: 3.461 grams
    Sodium: 726.9 milligrams

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