Halloumi Skewers with Thyme, Lemon and Chilli

Halloumi Skewers with Thyme, Lemon and Chilli


Halloumi Skewers with Thyme, Lemon and Chilli

Recipe Type: BBQ

Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 40 mins

Cook time: 6 mins

Total time: 46 mins

Serves: 4 skewers

These tasty vegetarian BBQ skewers are something different and healthy for any BBQ party, plus your vegetarian friends will really love you.


  • 1 block of halloumi cut into chunks
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 red pepper


  • Paste:
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 red chilli
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • ½ juice lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Equipment:
  • Skewers
  • BBQ / griddle pan


  1. Cut all your vegetables and halloumi into chunks that will fit nicely onto your skewers
  2. Not too big not too small - about ¾ of an inch If you want to get precise, would be perfect
  3. Using a pestle and mortar if you have one, pound the thyme, garlic and chopped chilli, salt and pepper
  4. Add the lemon juice (bit of the zest too if you like a tang) and olive oil, mix to a paste
  5. You can also use a blender to make the paste
  6. Put all the veggies and halloumi into a large mixing bowl
  7. Pour the paste over and leave to marinade for ½ hour or longer
  8. Skewer up and grill on a nice on BBQ or griddle pan for 5 – 6 minutes
  9. Or until the halloumi is just beginning to go soft and gooey
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