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Italian Style Halloumi Cheese Kebobs

halloumi kebobs

Halloumi cheese is a firm, salty cheese that browns on the outside while maintaining a gooey inside.  Learn all about Halloumi cheese and try this recipe where we grill it on a skewer for the ultimate vegetarian kebob.  

In Israel it is common to order salads topped with crispy halloumi cheese, try these kebobs on their own or on top of salad. 

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  • 4Servings


  • ½ cup fresh chopped basil
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 14-ounce block of halloumi cheese, cubed 


1. Blend basil, oil, sun-dried tomatoes, salt, pepper and garlic in a blender or food processor. You can also coarsely chop marinade but blending results in a more flavor-packed marinade. 

2. Place halloumi in covered container or sealed bag, pour basil mixture over it, and marinate for 1 to 24 hours. 

3. Skewer marinated halloumi on kebob sticks. 

4. Serve as-is, or grill or broil for 3 minutes per side. 

5. Serve with toasted pita and side Israeli salad to complete the meal.