Tender and flaky cod served with an amazing homemade salsa makes for a restaurant quality fish dinner the whole family will love. It's super easy, delicious and takes just 20 minutes to make!
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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Baked Cod Recipe
- Light and refreshing
- Cod baked until perfectly flaky
- Classic Greek salad flavors in salsa
- Quick and easy to make in just 20 minutes
Cod is a mild tasting white fish that's so versatile, it's great served with just about any seasonings or vegetables you choose. When summertime brings us so many wonderful garden-fresh vegetables, you can put them to good use with a Greek salad, to go with your succulent bake cod fillets.
Even though cod is the center attraction in this dish, the simple salsa recipe truly creates a mouth-watering combination of flavors and textures that compliment the cod so well. From the creamy feta, tangy lemon and briny olives, to the crispy bell peppers and cucumbers, it just doesn't get any better.
If you love cod as much as I do, you should also give this Air Fryer Cod recipe a try. It has all that wonderful crunchiness you get from traditional deep-fried recipe, but with a fraction of carbs!
What’s in Baked Cod with Greek Salsa
- Fresh cod
- Yellow bell pepper
- Kalamata olives
- Olive oil
- Red onion
- Feta cheese
- Dried oregano
- Ground black pepper
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
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How to Bake Cod in the Oven
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Dry the pieces of cod with paper towels, then place on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack, sprayed with nonstick spray.
Brush 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over the tops and sides of the cod. Sprinkle half the salt, pepper and oregano over the top.
Tip: Lining your baking sheet with aluminum foil makes cleanup much easier.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches at least 145°F when checked with a thermometer.
While the cod is baking, add the tomatoes, yellow pepper, cucumber, red onion and Kalamata olives to a mixing bowl.
In a separate bowl, add the olive oil, remaining salt, pepper, oregano, lemon juice and zest to a bowl. Whisk until well combined.
Pour the mixture over the chopped veggies.
Mix until well combined and allow to sit at room temperature until ready to serve.
Once the cod is cooked through, serve with some of the salsa over each piece and top with the feta cheese.
Tip: If you have any leftover salsa, it's also great served over grilled chicken.
Is Cod Fish Good for Keto? Is Cod Low in Carbohydrates?
Cod, like most fish, is a great super low carb food which makes it perfect for Keto. In fact, the majority of any carbs that are in cod recipes, comes from whatever you cook it in, like seasonings and sauces.
Is Baked Cod Healthy?
It sure is! Cod is packed with vitamins and minerals that are associated with a number of health benefits. You can read about in this article on Healthline. Because it’s high in protein but low in calories, fat, and carbs you can enjoy it guilt-free on most any diet.
What is the Best Way to Cook a Piece of Cod?
One of the wonderful things about this flaky white fish is that you can easily cook it many tasty ways. The four most popular ways to prepare cod is poached, pan-seared or fried, broiled and baked.
Regardless of the method you prefer, to keep it healthy and low carb, you'll want to use clean ingredients to prepare it. Homemade seasonings like this Blackened Seasoning and Cajun Seasoning are always great with the flavors of Cod and because you control the ingredients, you'll know they're sugar-free and Keto-friendly.
What Does Cod Fish Taste Like?
Cod has a really mild and slightly sweet flavor. Because it contains less fat than other types of fish like salmon, sardines and tuna, you’ll want to pair it with flavorful sauces, or in the case of this baked cod recipe, a super fresh and tangy Greek salsa.
How Do You Cook Cod Fish in the Oven?
By far, my favorite way to prepare cod is baked in the oven. It takes very little prep work and only a few minutes cooking time to have dinner on the table. But there are a few tips you should follow to make sure it turns out perfect every single time.
What Temperature Should Cod be Cooked at?
Completely thawed cod fillets are best cooked in a preheated 400°F oven.
How Long Should You Cook Cod in the Oven?
This will vary based on the size of the pieces of fish you're cooking. For the average, pre-cut sized fillets you most often see in the grocery store, you'll cook them for about 10 minutes. But if your oven tends to cook a little hotter than most, start checking them for doneness after about 8 minutes.
How to Tell When Baked Cod is Done
To prevent any type of foodborne illness, the USDA recommends you cook fish until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F when checked with an instant read thermometer, in the thickest part of the fillet.
More Keto Seafood Recipes
- Baked Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce
- Keto Crab Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
- Salmon Piccata
- Broiled Lobster Tails with Compound Butter
- Keto Coconut Shrimp
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Baked Cod with Greek Salsa
- 24 ounces fresh cod, cut into 6 pieces
- ⅓ cup tomatoes, diced
- ⅓ cup cucumber, diced
- ¼ cup yellow pepper, diced
- ¼ cup Kalamata olives, chopped
- ¼ cup olive oil, divided
- 2 tablespoons red onion, minced
- 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled
- zest and juice of 2 small lemons
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
- ½ teaspoon salt, divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Dry the pieces of cod with paper towels, then place on a baking sheet lined with a wire rack, sprayed with nonstick spray.
- Brush 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over the tops and sides of the cod. Sprinkle half the salt, pepper and oregano over the top.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches at least 145°F when checked with a thermometer.
- While the cod is baking, add the tomatoes, yellow pepper, cucumber, red onion and Kalamata olives to a mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, add the olive oil, remaining salt, pepper, oregano, lemon juice and zest to a bowl.
- Whisk until well combined. Pour the mixture over the chopped veggies.
- Mix until well combined and allow to sit at room temperature until ready to serve.
- Once the cod is cooked through, serve with some of the salsa over each piece and top with the feta cheese.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve/Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.
NOTE: Recipes using Swerve/Erythritol can be substituted 1:1 with a Monk fruit/Allulose blend.
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