Halloumi kebabs with thyme & lemon baste

Halloumi kebabs with thyme & lemon baste

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Cook: 15 mins - 25 mins


Serves 4
A veggie treat for your barbecue

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal194
  • fat11g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein17g
  • salt2.4g
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    For the kebabs

    • 2 medium courgette



      The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

    • 1 large red onion
    • 250g low fat halloumi cheese, cut into 16 chunks (we used Cypressa Halloumi Lite)
    • 16 cherry tomato



      A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

    For the lemon baste

    • 1 tbsp olive oil
      olive oil

      Olive oil

      ol-iv oyl

      Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

    • 2 tbsp lemon juice



      Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

    • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves (preferably lemon thyme)


      This popular herb grows in Europe, especially the Mediterranean, and is a member of the mint…

    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
    • pitta bread, to serve


    1. Halve the courgettes lengthways, then thickly slice. Cut the onion into wedges and separate into pieces. Thread the halloumi, cherry tomatoes, courgettes and onion onto eight skewers. Cover and chill the kebabs until you are ready to cook (You can do this up to half a day ahead.)

    2. To make the baste, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, thyme, mustard and seasoning. (This can be made ahead and chilled too.)

    3. Preheat the barbecue or grill and arrange the kebabs on the rack. Brush with the baste, stirring it first to make sure the ingredients are blended. Cook for 4-5 minutes, turning often, until the cheese begins to turn golden and the vegetables are just tender. Serve while still hot with warm pitta bread.

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    Comments (20)

    VicciA's picture

    Love these kebabs as a great meat-free meal. Very tasty although I usually marinade the halloumi for extra flavour. Often serve with roasted vegetable couscous. Yum!

    redheadrose's picture

    Made these loads of times and always a great success! Really easy and fun to make. Usually also add various peppers in generous chunks to make the kebabs more colourful and sometimes mushrooms. Just be careful to make the halloumi into quite big chunks otherwise they split when putting them on the kebab sticks. The lemon baste makes them really tasty! Work just as well cooked in the oven. You can't really go wrong with these!

    alisonjlynch's picture

    Loved these.... Will be a staple on the bbq this summer

    angieholt's picture

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    missluly's picture

    Made this all Summer!. A great simple addition to any bbq

    earlyq's picture

    Absolutely delicious. This baste is fantastic on chicken too

    herbeano's picture

    Barbecued this last night very nice and smokey flavour.
    I put all the vegetables and cheese (chopped and diced ) in a bowl of the mixed lemon baste first so they were all covered and slightly marinated in it prior to putting them on the scewers and then on the barby. Saves basting during the barby.

    mslumsden's picture

    I added a few dried chilli flakes to the baste mix and marinaded the halloumi overnight. Yum!

    missluly's picture

    Great new twist to just grilling Halloumi on the bbq. A new MUST for family bbqs

    kara88's picture

    Made these a couple of times now and they're really tasty. The second time I left all the ingredients to marinade in the baste mixture overnight, but this didn't make a vast difference so I'd say basting just before cooking as the recipe suggests is fine.

    vickpole's picture

    It was ok, not great. The marinade definitely needs something else to give it a kick.

    emilyhadden's picture

    great recipe for a bbq meat alternative! marinate the components in the dressing...lovely

    d41d0y's picture

    I didn't make the kebabs but I used the baste as a marinade for some halloumi as a starter. The lemon really cut through the saltiness of the cheese and I added chili rather than mustard for an extra kick. Delicious!

    kategoudy's picture

    I thought these kebabs were dead easy to make and the lemon and thyme baste added a really nice flavour to the veg. I didn't haven't any cherry tomatoes so used mushrooms instead - was also going to added red or orange peppers but I ran out of time. As you've probably guessed though, you can really use any veg and I think it would work well. I barbecued these and made sure my husband basted them during cooking to add that bit of flavour and moisture. Happy experimenting!

    stellabain's picture

    The baste is best used as a marinade for the cheese.

    stellabain's picture

    The baste is best used as a marinade for the cheese.

    krissyb's picture

    These were lovely and really quick & easy to make.

    kaff_mca's picture

    All the family loved this!! The halloumi can be tricky to skewer so I suggest keeping the chunks fairly big. Also, I left the halloumi to marinate in the baste for a few hours before cooking.

    prasmichhotmail's picture

    Marinate the halloumi first in chilli oil for an extra kick !

    aristidis's picture

    Did this when friends came round for BBQ. They were lovely and with the lemon baste they tasted divine. Will do these again for sure.

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    Jemasuzanne1989's picture

    I add aubergine and mushroom to the skewers which makes them very tasty alongside the baste. Have made them quite often this summer!