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Persian Swordfish Kabobs with Cilantro Tzatziki

Persian Swordfish Kabobs with Cilantro Tzatziki are light and easy to prepare, but loaded with Persian flavors to satisfy. Make healthy grilled, quick-cook recipe for your family any day of the week!

Persian spices and cool, herbed yogurt accent these delicious and healthy swordfish kabobs!

This Persian Swordfish Kabobs with Cilantro Tzatziki recipe is my rendition of yummy swordfish kabobs I have had at Persian restaurants. There’s a little restaurant in Virginia, outside Washington DC, where I remember one meal specifically with fresh hummus, naan bread, and turmeric rice (all of which I have recreated, see my rice pictured above!) …YUMMM-O! And now these kabobs complete my memory so I can have this whole tremendous meal at home.

Now, before you start yelling at me “but Erica, swordfish is expensive!”, here’s the thing… swordfish was on sale $8.99 a pound last week, but even then I was undecided if I wanted to spend $14 on fish. But then my daughter noticed the bin of $6.99/lb assorted swordfish chunks from trimmings. Sold!

I absolutely love the flavors going on here. The spices, combined with the smokey awesomeness that can only come from cooking on the grill, complement swordfish perfectly. Then add a little dippity in cool, herbed yogurt, and it is awwwllll just right. …Oh yeah, and healthy too!

Persian Swordfish Kabob with Cilantro Tzatziki

Persian Swordfish Kabobs with Cilantro Tzatziki

Erica
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Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 1-1/2 lb swordfish cut into 2 to 3-inch chunks
  • 1 lb yellow squash
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ c cilantro
  • ½ t turmeric
  • ½ paprika
  • ¼ coriander
  • ¼ t cumin
  • ½ kosher salt
  • couple pinches fresh cracked pepper

Cilantro Tzatziki

  • ½ c plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 t fresh lemon juice
  • 1 t fresh grated yellow or white onion
  • 2 T fresh chopped cilantro
  • pinch kosher salt
  • pinch fresh cracked pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, cilantro, turmeric, paprika, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper. Toss in the swordfish, squash, and tomatoes to coat. Marinate 30 minutes in the fridge.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the Cilantro Tzatziki. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Heat the grill to high heat. Thread the fish, squash, and tomatoes onto skewers. Grill skewers, 5 minutes per side. Serve with Cilantro Tzatziki. Yield: 4 servings.

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Tried this recipe?Leave a comment below and let me know!

~✿♥✿~

Persian Swordfish Kabob with Cilantro Tzatziki

Persian spices and cool, herbed yogurt accent these delicious and healthy swordfish kabobs!

Persian Swordfish Kabob with Cilantro Tzatziki

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