Fish Fillets with Warm Tomato Olive Vinaigrette

The beginning of this year, I was reintroduced to Lindsay Olives, when I participated in Kitchen PLAY.  Who knew that foodie event, would open the door to new opportunities, but it did.

Last month Lindsay Olives approached me about doing some freelance work for them, styling and photographing some of their recipes, for their website.  It was a lot of fun as Lindsay Olives let me pick which recipes were of interest (which was a very hard choice), and then I got to run with styling and shooting.

The first recipe I chose to photography is this healthy fish fillets with warm tomato olive vinaigrette recipe.  I loved working with this recipe, for many reasons.  One being it was visually appealing with the gorgeous red tomatoes next to the deep black olives.  As well it was incredibly easy to make, which meant I had dinner on the table in no time.  It is the perfect for the working couple who wants a romantic dinner at home after a long day, or the rushed soccer mom who likes to feed her family a healthy meal.

The recipe suggests using a firm white fish, such as cod, orange roughy or snapper.  I used  true cod as I like the meaty texture and mild flavor.  The warm vinaigrette is made with a mixture of Lindsay olives, sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh herbs and a splash of white wine vinegar to add some tang.  I love how gently warming tomatoes releases all their juices, creating a delicious sauce.  The marriage of flavors between the olives and tomatoes goes very well with the creamy cod.

Love olives as much as we do?  Head over to Lindsay Olives and check out their Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter to learn more about their products.

photo credit:  denise woodward

Disclosure: Lindsay Olives supplied me with their products and compensated me for shooting this project.





  1. This, for me, is summer… fish (usually grilled) with tomatoes and olives on top of it (sometimes I even add some grilled artichoke hearts). Such a perfect day for a meal like this. Yay for warm weather!

  2. Beautiful shots! How fabulous that a Kitchen Play experience led to a freelance assignment…congratulations!

  3. Love how vibrant and natural your photographs are. Would love to try this recipe.

  4. That third picture makes my mouth water and I don´t even like fish…

  5. Just lovely, Denise! I’m hungry…


  6. Denise, this is just beautiful! I have done a similar dish with chicken, but think it would be incredible with cod as well. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on the free lance gig. You certainly deserve it!

  7. This is my first time to your space and I am so glad that I did. The fish and colorful tomatoes screams summer to me. I love easy healthy recipes like this one.

  8. Thanks Shelby. It is a wonderful recipe, and I also do something similar with chicken as well as grilled rib eyes. Yes, I am pretty excited about the free-lance opportunities, very fun!


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