Recipe: Paleo Lemon and Herb Broiled Sole

by JJ Virgin on August 18, 2017

This Paleo dish is a winner-winner fish dinner! Sole is low in mercury, and it’s packed with brain-boosting Omega-3s and B vitamins. (That old saying about fish being brain food is totally true…)

Eating Paleo is all about filling your plate with the foods that would have been easily accessible to our ancestors in order to give your over-stressed gut and immune system a break. Whether you’re on a Paleo diet or not, this recipe is a great way to treat your body right.

Best of all, it only takes 15 minutes to make, start to finish! That’s doable even on the busiest weeknight.

Paleo Lemon and Herb Broiled Sole is the first recipe in our Perfect Paleo menu, to be joined by Paleo Steamed Broccoli with Garlic Oil Drizzle; Paleo Spaghetti Squash with Capers, Onions, and Bell Peppers; and the Perfect Paleo Smoothie.

Paleo Lemon and Herb Broiled Sole


August 18, 2017

Sole is a low-mercury fish that’s an awesome source of omega-3s and B vitamins. This Paleo recipe is also quick to make and the flaky, lemony fish is delicious!

Virgin Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3
Sugar Impact Diet compliant: Cycles 1, 2, and 3

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 4


4 (6-ounce) wild sole fillets

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp grated lemon zest

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper


1Preheat the broiler. Lightly oil a large baking sheet.

2Combine the oil, lemon zest, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

3Place the fish on the prepared baking sheet and spread the lemon-hern mixture over the top of the fillets.

4Broil until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014
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Nutrition Facts

Sodium717 mg
Protein18 g
Total Fat10 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Total Carbohydrates1 g

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