My latest obsession: Halloumi cheese! In case you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a brined cheese made from a mixture of goat’s and sheep’s milk. These salty and delectable bites make for a great addition to salads, wraps, and kebabs. Or just pan-fried and nibbled straight from the pan!
In this recipe, I’ve pair fried halloumi bites with fresh veggies to create a light yet satisfying appetizer. Make these for your next big dinner party or intimate get together with girlfriends for a healthy treat. Plus, don’t forget to check out the recipe notes to see how you can easily flip a few ingredients to transform these skewers into a more summery appetizer!
Halloumi Cheese Skewers Recipe
Halloumi Cheese Skewers
- Halloumi cheese
- Oil, for spraying pan
- Sliced zucchini
- Chopped bell pepper
- Cherry tomatoes
- Lemon juice, optional
Cut the halloumi into bite-size squares. I like to slice it thinly to give it more surface area so that it crisps all over.
In a lightly oiled frying pan over medium heat, brown each piece of halloumi on both sides, about 6 minutes total. Remove to cool on a plate.
In the same skillet, char the sliced zucchini and tomatoes for a few minutes on each side just to add color. Season with salt and pepper.
Thread the halloumi, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes onto skewers.
Lightly squirt fresh lemon juice on top of the skewers and serve.
- Play around with quantities depending on how many skewers you're making or how filling you want to make each one.
- Looking for a fresher take on these cheese skewers? Swap the zucchini for cucumber and the cherry tomatoes for strawberries.