Halloumi kebabs are the ultimate vegetarian kebabs for summer grilling! Flavoured with lemon, parsley and a hint of spice, these kebabs are easy to make and the perfect vegetarian skewer for summer BBQ meals!
Summer isn’t summer without meals cooked on the BBQ. When you’re looking for vegetarian options though, it’s hard pressed to find something outside of the standard veggie burger.
These halloumi kebabs bring boring old veggie skewers to life by the addition of halloumi cheese and a bright and fresh lemon parsley marinade. Halloumi cheese is just made for grilling as it holds it’s shape and doesn’t melt on the grill.
If you’re looking for a great vegetarian grill option this summer, try these tasty skewers even meat eaters will love, and if you are a halloumi fan looking for more recipes be sure to check out our halloumi sandwich!
How to make halloumi kebabs
Cut the halloumi cheese into quarters then slice each quarter down the middle lengthwise.
Half the mushrooms and cut the red pepper and red onion into 8 equally sized pieces
Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, parsley and chilli flakes then season with salt and pepper to make the marinade.
Throw the vegetables and halloumi cheese into a bowl and dress with the marinade.
For the best flavour, allow the veggies and cheese to sit in the marinade in the fridge for an hour or so before grilling.
If you have long skewers like me, take two of each vegetable and two pieces of cheese and alternate along the skewer to make 4 large skewers, otherwise, make 8 smaller ones.
Heat your BBQ to 500 degrees, then place the skewers on the grill.
Cook the skewers for 2-3 minutes per side taking care to move them occasionally to prevent burning.
Tips and Tricks for halloumi kebabs
- For the best flavour, allow the kebabs to marinade for at least an hour
- These skewers can be premade ahead of time. Simply marinate then skewer then store in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.
- The vegetables on the kebabs are easily exchanged – just try to keep everything to the same size so the cooking time remains the same
What to serve with halloumi kebabs
These halloumi kebabs are a great vegetarian option for summer-time grilling and some excellent side dishes to go along with any BBQ meal include make ahead salads like bean salad or tuna macaroni salad.
If you’re looking for fresh and leafy fattoush salad is also a great choice!
Dietary Considerations and Accommodations
This recipe for halloumi kebabs is suitable for the following diets:
- low carb and keto friendly
- gluten free
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halloumi cheese and vegetable kebabs marinated in lemon, garlic and parsley
- 1 250 g pkg halloumi cheese cut into 8 pieces
- 1 zucchini cut into 1/2" slices
- 1⁄4 red onion cut into chunks
- 1⁄2 red pepper cut into 8 pieces
- 4 cremini mushrooms halved
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 1⁄4 tsp chili flakes
- 3 tbsp chopped parsley
- sea salt and pepper
- Prepare your vegetables and halloumi cheese then place them in a bowl.
- Add the ingredients for the marinade to the bowl, give everything a good toss, and allow to marinate for 30 minutes or more.
- Build your skewers by adding a piece of each vegetable and a piece of halloumi cheese to each skewer. Double up the veggies and halloumi if your skewers are large like mine.
- Heat your grill to 500℉.
- Place the kebabs on the grill and cook for 2-3 minutes per side.