Grilled Snapper with Pesto

Grilled Snapper with Pesto

Grilled Snapper with Pesto

Prep and Cook Time 20 minutes


Makes 4 servings


1-1/2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1-1/2 cups packed fresh cilantro or parsley
1/4 cup packed fresh mint leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 (6-ounce) snapper or grouper fillets
Black pepper
Lemon wedges and additional basil leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine basil, cilantro, mint, oil, lime juice, garlic, sugar and salt in food processor or blender; process until smooth.
  2. Spread about 1/2 teaspoon pesto on each side of fillets. Sprinkle both sides with pepper to taste. Arrange fish in single layer in grill basket coated with nonstick cooking spray. Grill, covered, over medium-hot coals 3 to 4 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily when tested with fork. Serve with remaining pesto. Garnish, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 6 ounces of snapper plus about 1 tablespoon of remaining pesto
Calories 313
Calories from Fat 46 %
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 36 g
Sodium 401 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1
Meat 5

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