Grilled Swordfish with Peach and Avocado Salsa

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There are some things that don’t make sense to me. Many things, actually. First thing is first, I don’t understand why men wear chains. Don’t wear a chain necklace. It’s just weird. Chokers are even weirder. I remember in 10th grade how I used to only wear chokers. I would wear a different colored choker every single day to match my outfit. How disgusting is that? I also use to have blonde hair. Even weirder. Back to the point. Another thing that doesn’t make sense to me is why someone doesn’t have their own picture on their Facebook profile. Even though my blog seems to be completely self absorbed, I actually hate myself in pictures. But, being the non creepy person that I am, I still post pictures of myself on my profile. Not of sports plays, not of super heroes, not ecards. Word to the wise people, you are not Batman. Nor do you look like him. Please stop lying to the public eye.

Let’s flip to the positive side of things.

On a positive note, I spent part of my afternoon watching ‘Bad Girls Club’ the other day. It made me realize that I’m not a crazy. Have you ever watched that god forsaken show? Oh my lord. Ok ok ok, if there are a plethora of these kinds of girls out and about, how am I still alone? You men only like the crazies. Pure fact.

That wasn’t even a positive thing.

This is actually the positive thing. And I mean REALLY positive. I was asked by Paleo Productions and CrossFit Anaerobic to make a guest appearance at their Fueling the Fire 1st Annual Fundraiser in Laguna Niguel, CA on September 8th. This fundraiser will be to raise money to put towards paleo care packages for our troops. Be sure to check out their information and register early!! The day will be filled with workouts and paleo chats. Hope to see some of you there!


Grilled Swordfish with Peach and Avocado Salsa

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x



For the swordfish marinade

  • 2 swordfish filets
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt and pepper

For the salsa

  • 2 peaches, seed removed, diced
  • 1 avocado, halved and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt, to taste


  1. Place your marinade ingredients in a shallow, mix together. Then put your swordfish in the marinade and flip on both sides to coat. Leave in fridge for a while to marinate. (I left mine for about 3 hours in the fridge, but you could settle for 1 hour).
  2. Now make your salsa. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Place in fridge to chill.
  3. Once your swordfish has marinated, light your grill to medium heat.
  4. When your grill is nice on hot, place your swordfish on the grill to cook for about 3-5 minutes on each side.
  5. Top your swordfish off with the salsa and love life. OMG good.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


29 thoughts on “Grilled Swordfish with Peach and Avocado Salsa”

  1. First… I apologize my profile picture isn’t me… it’s temporary cause it’s the 4th and my puppy is so damn cute!

    Second… I am beyond ridiculously excited you’re coming to CF Anaerobic! And on my birthday! I literally squealed when Heather told me! Best. Birthday. Ever. Fact.

  2. This recipe looks bomb, but that is so incredible that you’re going to be part of sending troops Paleo packages. Such an awesome idea. Let us know how it goes!

  3. this sounds amazing altho i may try it w/ mahi since we have an abundance of it since we are living in the keys. can’t wait to try it!!

  4. Love that you will be fundraising for the troops! My husband is in Afghanistan and while he has been deployed, I have started both, eating paleo and doing crossfit. I finally convinced him to join his buddies and do crossfit, but I think I am going to have a harder sell on paleo, although I am totally sold! Especially since I have found your website filled with delicious recipes! Thanks!!

  5. so right about them only liking the crazies…story of my life, at 32 i am preparing to become that spinster crazy cat lady!

  6. @ Mona, I thought I woudl not like paleo but the transition was very easy especially with Juli’s desserts to help with mine and Tricia’s (my wife) sweet tooth! Sign me up for care package fo sho. Paleo is almost non-existent in the Dining Facility.

  7. YES Jules you’re the bomb. I’m gonna pick up swordfish asap and whip this up. Although I’ll probs go ‘cado & mango, as there aren’t really any peaches down here.

    Also thought I’d let you know that I convinced my mom (who’s in her mid-50s) to go paleo, obvs using your site on the reg, and she’s lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks. She rules. She’s also taking a class with Heather, Robb Wolf’s ex-gf, which I’m sure is helping.

    In conclusion, you’re killin’ it at life.

  8. …nope, I understand why you’re alone either! It’s baffling! 😉
    Enjoy your Country’s Birthday!!!

  9. i’m guilty of the non picture of me on fb. but at least it’s not a picture of a baby. half of my friends fb pictures are kids pictures…

    i never wore a chain but I was totally rockin the hemp necklace in high school. they were cool. i swear.

  10. I have to say, that putting together paleo packages for troops is SUPER awesome. I just recently got back from the overseas and that’s where I fell in love with CF and tested the paleo thing. My fellow CFers and I would spend ridiculous amounts of money on Amazon, Steve’s Original, and buying food that was paleo-ish. The packages will be greatly appreciated.

  11. This is my favorite salsa of all time! Wrapped this recipe in some big collard green leaves that I blanched so that I could pretend that I was having tacos. DELISH!

  12. This recipe looks absolutely AMAZING i cannot wait to try it out!
    and you are right…i am convinced men want those freaking crazies because the majority of them are crazy….so i guess we both just need to wait for the normal minority to finally come around 🙂

  13. I just made this for dinner, and Hubby said “this recipe has to go on the List” of favorites. I did make one change, I could not find Swordfish, so I used Red Snapper instead. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe!!!

  14. Made this for dinner last night and absolutely loved it!!! Thanks juli!!! Random question though, do you think you’re better off buying enjoy life chocolate chips because they are dairy free and what not, or a bar of chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa? Like 70% dark chocolate. I just need some chocolate Love and would like to know what my best option is!! Thanks so much!!!

    1. That’s totally up to you. The enjoy life are higher in sugar content so that’s the only downfall. go with what you think is more delicious.

  15. Made this last night for dinner it was amazing! I’m not a huge fan of swordfish so I used cod and it was still very good. The salsa was great I could eat that on almost anything!

  16. Adapted using Tilapia, cuz that’s what I had and up here in the frozen PNW swordfish so expensive. I also grilled wrapped in tin foil with a scoop of the marinade as a cheat, because I realized as I started cooking that the fish was really behind schedule. Adapted but delicious!

  17. I am seriously cracking up…I also have a HUGE issue w/ men in chains…chokers…really any form of jewelry. Glad to see I’m not alone! 😉

  18. This recipe was amazing!!! Just found your site and everything I have made has been awesome. Thank you! 3 for 3 and so many more to go.

  19. THIS RECIPE IS SO GOOD! I’m late to the game here but whoah I love this. I want to put the salsa on everything I own. Thank you for this!!

  20. Delicious and light!
    Great flavors!
    Texas peaches in season so this was perfect.
    I used Red Snapper Filets instead and served over couscous. (I know the couscous isn’t paleo.) 🙂

  21. I used strawberries because the peaches were not ripe. This was a fabulous recipe that was a huge hit! This will become my go to swordfish recipe! Thank you!

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