Halloumi Kabobs

I’m back from vacation and catching up on laundry, work and the incredible amount of rss feeds I missed (you guys have been busy!). I did want to share a quick idea for those who are still craving grilled food this Fall. I whipped this up one night before I left and it was the perfect quick meal. By broiling, you can replicate the delicious charred edges that grilling produces—without standing in the cold. If you have never grilled lemon, I highly recommend it. It mellows the flavor, and creates a super juicy dressing to squeeze over your cheese, bread or vegis.

Halloumi Kabobs
serves 2 as a main dish

1 lemon, cut in eight wedges
1/2 loaf wheat Ciabatta bread, cut into 1” cubes (about 4 c)
6-8 oz halloumi cheese, cut into 1” cubes
4 T olive oil
2 T chopped fresh herbs (I used basil and thyme)
salt and pepper, to taste

To create kabobs, thread a skewer with a bread cube, a halloumi cube, a bread cube, a halloumi cube, and a lemon wedge. Repeat with remaining ingredients on remaining skewers. Place skewers on a non-stick baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper. Broil on high, 5-7 minutes, until edges begin to brown. To serve, squeeze cooled lemon wedges over kabobs.

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Rachel said...

These look beautiful! I love halloumi but it can be hard to find around here. My one source is a long drive away.

Johanna said...

Yum! Halloumi is my favorite!

Dana said...

Now this is genius. I LOVE halloumi and you just don't see enough of it out there. I make a crostini with it and grilled lemons, but this makes the whole thing so much easier, plus we are just entering the rainy season and who wants to get soaked for the sake of an appetizer? Great idea! (So glad you had fun in Seattle! And also glad the weather cooperated. Only sorry I missed you.)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

I've never heard of halloumi cheese! What's it like and where do you get it?

fresh365 said...

Hi Michelle- I picked it up at Whole Foods. Its nickname is "the grilling cheese" since it doesn't melt over heat. mmmm

Sheila said...

Oooh, that looks really good. I'm going to have to try this out!

jacqueline said...

Welcome back!! Missed you while your on vacation. Hope you had a great time. These kabobs looks soo yummie...perfect coz i love halloumi. :) Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Cookie Cutter said...

I've never thought of grilling lemons. Sounds like an idea I should definitely try!

christy said...

this looks wonderful! and i've never thought to grill lemon ... will definitely have to try that!