halloumi cheese skewers

How to make Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers

So What is Halloumi Cheese? Halloumi Cheese is a semi-hard cheese made with a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk. Because of its high melting point, it is perfect for frying and grilling. Marinated properly and grilled with veggies it tastes incredible; it does have a bit of chewy texture when grilled or fried but I love the uniqueness of its texture.

Halloumi cheese originated in Cyprus but is very popular in the Middle East and Greece. It is readily available in stores near you; here in Canada, you can easily find it in Loblaws, Walmart and such stores. Outside Canada, if your local store does not carry it; you will definitely find it in the middle eastern grocery shop.

There are a lot of recipes that use Halloumi cheese; I am sharing with you today Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers layered with Potato and Veggies. Halloumi Cheese, Potatoes, Onions and bell peppers marinated in spices and grilled to perfection served on its own or with salad. The use of cajun seasoning in the spice mix gives it a nice and tangy taste. Top it with lemon juice makes these halloumi cheese skewers a perfect appetizer to be enjoyed with friends and family!

halloumi cheese skewers

Halloumi Cheese and Potato Skewers

Grilled Halloumi cheese and Potato Skewers marinated in spices and grilled to perfection served on its own or with salad; a perfect appetizer
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean-Inspired
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marination Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Gurleen

Ingredients

  • 250 gm Halloumi Cheese Plain or Herbed
  • 6 Mini potatoes cut into half
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Bell pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Red chili powder
  • ½ tbsp Cumin Powder
  • tbsp Zaatar
  • tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ Lemon for garnish

Instructions

PREP:

  • Chop Halloumi cheese into small squares, chop each mini potato in half, chop onions in half and quarter each onion half, chop bell pepper in small squares
  • Par-boil the potatoes in salted water

PROCESS:

  • In a bowl; add olive oil and spices without salt and mix evenly. Add in the potatoes, halloumi cheese, onions and bell peppers. Marinate for 30 mins
  • Take the wooden skewers and skew halloumi cheese, onion, potatoes and bell peppers alternately
  • If using Oven: Broil them on low for 7 mins on Each side
  • If using a Grill: Grill them on medium-high heat for 7 mins on Each side

SERVING:

  • Top with Lemon juice and serve with salad or on its own!

Notes

  1. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 5 mins so that they don’t burn when in the oven
  2. Don’t be alarmed if the cheese melts slightly and looses shape a bit but be gentle when turning the skewers

Nutrition

Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2872IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 705mg | Iron: 3mg
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Gurleen

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