Courgette & halloumi skewers

Courgette & halloumi skewers

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(16 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 8 mins Plus marinating


Serves 4
Marinade cheese with mint, lemon and olive oil, thread onto kebab skewers with veg and chargrill

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal250
  • fat21g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre1g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.7g


  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • small handful mint, chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • zest and juice 1 lemon



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

  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 courgettes, cut into 1cm rounds



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

  • 225g pack halloumi cheese, cubed


  1. Mix the chilli, half the mint, lemon zest and juice, oil, courgettes and halloumi. Leave to marinate for 30 mins. Soak 8 wooden skewers for 20 mins.

  2. Thread the courgettes and halloumi onto the skewers. Cook on the BBQ, or under a grill, for 7-8 mins, turning halfway through and basting with the remaining marinade. Scatter over remaining mint.

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22nd May, 2020
These skewers are really nice for vegetarians and meat eaters. I did not have mint or chilli so used fresh thyme which worked really nicely. Have also used coriander in the past. Made skewers with halloumi courgette aubergine and cherry tomato. Important to cut quite big cubes of halloumi because they have a tendency to otherwise break and fall of
7th Mar, 2015
Really like this! I marinade it in the mint mixture for at least an hour, then fry the halloumi and courgette before skewering it to serve!
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1st Mar, 2014
It's great, really quick and easy! Half the recipe would do for one person as a main meal. Absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I used mozzarella instead of halloumi and it worked well.
30th Jul, 2013
Lovely - tasty, simple and quick. I made a simple bulgar wheat salad to serve alongside.
24th Aug, 2012
You do have to handle the cheese carefully to avoid it splitting, but this was a very quick and fresh tasting recipe. I grilled, then served the skewers over couscous dressed with lemon and garlic for a simple midweek meal. I'm planning to try them on the BBQ tonight.
16th Aug, 2012
We made these for a family BBQ. They were quite tasty but most of the cheese crumbled and broke when we tried to put it on the skewer. We cut the cheese according to the picture - maybe thicker cubes would help! Don't think we would make again too fiddly!
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9th Jul, 2020
Blocks of Halloumi often have a fault line running through the middle where the cheese will naturally split. Break the cheese along this line with your hands before you start cutting then it is less likely to crumble as you thread it onto the skewers.
19th Aug, 2019
This recipe simply doesn't work as described. Halloumi is simply too crumbly to stay on skewers. Half of it falls of as you prep the kebabs; half of what's left fall off on the barbecue. Better to ditch the skewers. Cut the cheese into thick slices and barbecue. Then slice the courgettes lengthway, BBQ them and cut across diagonally, before assembling all the ingredients in a salad bowl.
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