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Chances are high, in the course of the summer season, I’m grilling halloumi skewers as soon as every week. There’s nothing like placing fireplace to greens and cheese. I really like the charred taste and crisp cheese. On this recipe, I’ve paired the skewers with a pleasant peanut butter sauce as a result of who can refuse grill greens and a scrumptious sauce?

Halloumi Skewers: without end grilling

As a result of we don’t purchase meat, I don’t thoughts spending cash on the halloumi. This tasty, salty cheese is the right star of the present for a vegetarian predominant. In the event you can’t discover halloumi or don’t need to spend the cash, there are completely different grilling cheeses (actually referred to as grilling cheese). The opposite possibility, which might make these simply vegan, is to make use of additional agency tofu.

Cubed halloumi with olive oil, salt, and pepper

That Peanut Butter Life

In the event you had been to ask my household what one pantry staple they couldn’t reside with out, it might be peanut butter. We undergo it very often. Whether or not it’s for the traditional peanut butter sandwich (often with banana and honey), as a dip for some recent reduce apples, or as a sauce, like in these halloumi skewers.

I’ve additionally discovered, with a child working round, peanut butter remains to be a straightforward method to get him slightly additional protein and fiber in his diet (his favourite is unfold on a rice cake topped with skinny slices of bananas!) In the event you want much more peanut butter inspiration, you may pop over to this web site for extra recipes.

Overhead photograph of peanut sauce with chipotles and limes

The Greens

In terms of greens on skewers, you may’t actually go mistaken. I like to stay with the traditional vegetable skewer choices however I’ve additionally been recognized to experiment. Snap peas might be enjoyable in addition to heartier greens, like candy potatoes. I additionally suppose these skewers could be scrumptious with blanched inexperienced beans and peanut butter sauce!

Make it Vegan

As talked about above, however I discovered it price stating once more, swap the halloumi out for tofu. You may’t go mistaken right here. Positive, a few of that salty goodness from the cheese is gone however I do love a great grilled tofu skewer as properly.

Serve it With

Better of all, these skewers maintain their very own however you could possibly simply serve them with a grain pilaf, easy salad, or possibly some good marinated beans. Suppose summer season cookout and get together!

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Halloumi and Vegetable skewers with a peanut sauce on the side

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Overhead photograph of halloumi and summer vegetable skewers topped with a chipotle peanut sauce

Marinated Halloumi Skewers with Summer season Veg and Chipotle-Lime Peanut Sauce


Components

Halloumi

eight ounces halloumi

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1/four teaspoon black pepper

Skewers

1 bell peppers

1 medium zucchini

½ purple onion

2 cups cherry tomatoes

Peanut Butter Sauce

1/three cup peanut butter (see word)

¼ to ⅓  cup water

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon honey or cane sugar

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon minced chipotle in adobo

½ teaspoon salt


Directions

  1. And hour earlier than you’re prepared to start out grilling, drain and rinse the halloumi. Pat dry, reduce into half of” to 1” cubes, and toss with the olive oil, minced garlic, and black pepper. Let relaxation for an hour. Presently, when you’re utilizing wood skewers, stick in water to soak as properly.
  2. Prep the greens for the skewers. Minimize pepper, zucchini, and onions into roughly the identical width because the halloumi. Go away the tomatoes entire.
  3. Additionally whilst you’re ready for the halloumi to marinate, make the peanut butter sauce. Mix the components for the sauce and stir till properly mixed. Begin with ¼ cup of the water and add extra as wanted to succeed in a sauce that’s skinny sufficient to drizzle. Style and modify salt as wanted.
  4. When able to assemble the skewers, thread the greens and halloumi on every skewer, utilizing round 2 to three items of halloumi. In the event you discover your halloumi breaking, attempt to thread by means of the break (typically that is unavoidable however more often than not I can get the halloumi to remain on the skewer).
  5. Preheat grill or a grill pan to medium-high warmth.
  6. Place skewers on clear grill grate and prepare dinner, rotating sometimes, till cheese and greens are charred. Take away from warmth and let barely cool.

Notes

NOTES

Peanut Butter: with regards to the peanut butter sauce, I often use pure (no salt/no sugar). In the event you’re utilizing a range that has one or the opposite, modify accordingly and use much less of the honey and/or salt. Style and modify after.

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Overhead photograph of halloumi and summer vegetable skewers topped with a chipotle peanut sauce

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