Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers and about 2 tablespoons pesto)

Although imported swordfish is endangered, the population for North American species is healthy. Check with your fish seller to make sure the fish you purchase was caught in the United States or Canada.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare pesto, combine first 8 ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth. Let stand 30 minutes.

Step 2

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

To prepare skewers, combine lime rind and next 5 ingredients (through 2 garlic cloves) in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add fish to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes, turning bag once. Remove fish from bag; discard marinade. Thread fish and tomatoes alternately onto each of 8 (8-inch) skewers; sprinkle evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

Step 4

Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness, turning every 2 minutes. Serve with pesto.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

olive04's Review

October 22, 2013
Awesome....used on mahi. My husband that doesn't like mint even loved it!

ktleyed's Review

June 22, 2013
We all really liked this,made just as written.

deeptishenoy's Review

February 06, 2013

Rickdis's Review

July 07, 2011
Easy to prepare, flavorful, healthy meal. Great Summer meal!!!

Amargra's Review

May 27, 2011

Ftoast's Review

October 26, 2009
Easy to prepare and extremely flavorful

judithrus's Review

August 04, 2009
I made this dish according to the recipe and grilled it on the stovetop. The pesto was an essential part of this recipe and brought out the citrusy flavor of the marinated swordfish. I especially enjoyed the minty taste of the pesto blended with the orange and lime. I served it with white rice and a lettuce salad with Buttermilk Herb Dressing (from the CL website). A perfect light summer meal that would also be a good entree for guests. I will definitely make this recipe again and I would like to try the pesto with other dishes. The pesto is a little runnier than other pestos I have made but I appreciated the lower fat content of this mixture. I am on the Weight Watcher's program and the Swordfish was a 4 point entree. I found it to be very satisfying and a good fit with my weight loss plan.