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This recipe is absolutely fantastic! It tastes even better the next day… if you have the patience to wait!

Baked Cod with Mediterranean Flavors


Experience the taste of the Mediterranean with this Baked Cod dish, where simple ingredients come together to create a delightful harmony of flavors. Whether it’s a busy Wednesday night or a relaxed weekend dinner, this recipe brings the essence of coastal dining to your table. With a few staple ingredients and minimal effort, you can enjoy a nourishing and flavorful meal that satisfies the senses.


  • 4 cod fillets (about 6 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and lightly grease a baking dish.
  2. Place the cod fillets in the baking dish and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Sprinkle minced garlic, oregano, and basil over the cod. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Scatter the cherry tomatoes and black olives around the cod fillets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the cod is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  6. Remove from the oven, garnish with crumbled feta cheese and fresh parsley before serving.

Variations & Tips

  • For added flavor, try incorporating capers or slices of red onion into the dish.
  • If you enjoy a bit of heat, sprinkle red chili flakes over the cod before baking.
  • For a creamier texture, add a dollop of yogurt to each serving.
  • Enhance the richness of the dish by drizzling pesto over the cod right out of the oven.
  • Serve with roasted vegetables, couscous, quinoa salad, or a simple green salad for a complete Mediterranean-inspired meal.