A recipe so simple I almost didn’t post it, these swordfish skewers with pineapple salsa are the essence of summer. They require very little prep and very little cleanup, but they pack a healthy, flavorful punch that will impress any barbecue guest.
As I mentioned a few posts ago, a project I was working on unexpectedly ended, leaving me with some extra time on my hands. I HATE down time, so not having enough work is never a good thing. I’ve been trying really hard to fill those extra hours with fun things, so on a sunny day last week, I went for a run that ended at the grocery store. (Um, never, ever a good idea.)
I knew I wanted to make something bright and healthy, so I gather ingredients for an easy pineapple salsa: pineapple, red bell pepper, white onion, cilantro, and lime juice. If you are not a lover of spice, this salsa is for you. I simply blended all of the ingredients together to make a smooth salsa that we could use to dress the main dish.
The swordfish kebabs took just a few minutes to assemble and cook. Fresh swordfish and multicolored bell peppers went together very nicely, grilled to perfection, and topped with a generous portion of salsa. Next time I might add chunks of pineapple to the skewers as well; I can’t get enough of it! The best thing about meaty fish like swordfish is that it is super satisfying and filling without feeling heavy. This dinner felt like a spa meal!
The run and the dinner (which I packed up to eat on the boat) cheered me up and helped me to enjoy the slowdown a little. You never know when things will pick up again! (I hope it’s soon).
What deliciously healthy meals have you whipped up lately?