I didn’t even know that this cheese could be found in another country, but when I searched it on the Internet, I found out that it is produced in many countries around the world. We call it hellim cheese and as it doesn’t melt easily, it is commonly fried or grilled for breakfast. Also, you can add cubes of hellim on a fresh green salad to enrich its nutrition and make it more tasty.
You can also make kebab with halloumi cheese combining it with some veggies. It’s a great idea for lunch if you cook it this way. You can serve it as an appetizer just before the main course. Halloumi skewers could be great at your parties too! You can surprise your family with these kebabs at a big Sunday breakfast. If you can’t find halloumi, you can use a cheese with high melting point. The only thing you will do is to combine this cheese with your favorite vegetables. I used green and red peppers, but you can add tomato, mushroom or zucchini to this kebab. It’s up to your creativity. You can even invent a different one by using fruits like banana or apricot. Just wait it in warm water to remove its excessive salt if you want to use it for a fruit kebab.
- 100g halloumi, thickly cubed
- 1 green pepper, chopped in squares
- 1 red pepper, chopped in squares
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- A pinch of ground black pepper
- A pinch of chili powder
- Arrange cheese cubes and pepper squares on wooden skewers.
- Preheat the barbecue or grill or a cast iron skillet.
- Mix olive oil with black pepper and chili.
- Brush halloumi and peppers with the spiced olive oil.
- Arrange the kebabs on your grill and cook for about 4 minutes turning often until the cheese gets golden.
- Serve hot on bread slices.