These Grilled Halloumi Cheese Kabobs are a great appetizer for cheese boards or tapas! We love making this grilled cheese for happy hour or snacking!
Cheese, cheese cheese. We love it all! Besides making an epic Cheese Board, you can check out some of our other cheesy appetizer recipes like our Homemade Pub Cheese or these Low Carb Asiago Cheese Crisps!
What Is Halloumi Cheese?
Halloumi Cheese is a Greek cheese that is very salty and dense. It’s so dense that it can be grilled! The cheese will soften slightly on the grill but it doesn’t melt so it’s perfect for these Grilled Halloumi Cheese Kabobs and many other recipes!
Halloumi Cheese is made from sheep’s milk and goat’s milk and it’s a brined, unripened cheese. This makes it a perfect blank base for adding lots of flavors! You can marinate halloumi cheese too.
Can You Make These Cheese Kabobs Ahead Of Time?
This recipe is an example of something that has to be made at the past minute. The warm, slightly soft cheese rally can’t be replicated. But because these cheese kabobs are so simple to make, you can just add the cheese to skewers ahead of time and the grill when ready.
Grab a beer and head outside!
What Can You Serve These Cheese Kabobs With?
As you see here, we served our halloumi cheese kabobs with marinated olives and roasted red peppers. But you can add tons of other things like marinated mushrooms, tomatoes, a light salad or even a protein like chicken or steak!
So instead of just grilling the halloumi cheese, you can cut the cheese up and make different types of kabobs like we’ve shown in the picture above. So we added more vegetables to these kabobs, which are also delicious on the grill. But like I said before, you can add chicken, shrimp or steak to your cheese kabobs, too!
Cheese that you can grill! What could be better? These cheese kabobs are perfect appetizers or a light lunch!
- 2 packages of halloumi cheese, 8.8 oz. each
- Your choice of vegetables, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, cut into large chunks
- wooden or metal skewers, if using wooden soak for a couple hours before using
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- balsamic vinegar
- For the plain cheese kabobs, slice one package of halloumi into strips, then cut each strip in half.
- Season the cheese with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
- Spray your grill with cooking spray or brush with olive oil, then place the cheese on the grill
- Grill for 3-4 minutes then carefully turn to the other side.
- Grill for another 3-4 minutes then pull of the grill and let cool slightly.
- Put the cheese onto the skewers, if desired, then drizzle with olive oil and/or balsamic vinegar.
For the cheese and vegetable kabobs
- Cut the Halloumi into large chunks and gently thread onto the skewers, alternating with your vegetables.
- Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
- Spray your grill with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil, then place the skewers on the grill on a medium-high heat.
- Let cook for 4-5 minutes, turning carefully then cooking on the other side for another 4-5 minutes. Just enough to get some grill marks and get your vegetables softened up a bit.
- You can drizzle balsamic on these as well, or dip in BBQ sauce, or just eat as they are!
- Serving Size: 4
- Category: Appetizers
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: American
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