BBQ halloumi fajita skewersNew Recipes

Love fajitas? These grilled halloumi versions will be a winner. Cooking the cheese, peppers and onions on the barbecue imparts a smoky flavour

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 654
  • fat 41g
  • saturates 20g
  • carbs 40g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 9g
  • protein 28g
  • salt 3.4g

Ingredients

  • 3 peppers (any colour), cut into wedges
  • 2 large red onions, cut into wedges
  • 2 x 250g blocks of halloumi, halved then cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved and stoned
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 8 soft tortilla wraps
  • small bunch of coriander, leaves picked
  • 120g soured cream
  • chipotle chilli sauce, to serve (optional)
  • 1 ½ tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 4 metal skewers

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the spice mix. Light the barbecue and wait until the coals are ashen.

  2. Put the peppers, onions and halloumi in a bowl, drizzle with the oil, sprinkle over the spice mix and season with salt and pepper. Gently toss together to coat the veg and cheese, being careful not to break up the halloumi. Thread the peppers, onions and cheese alternately onto the skewers.

  3. Scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl along with the lime juice and a pinch of salt. Mash everything together with a fork and set aside until you’re ready to eat.

  4. Cook the skewers on the barbecue for 5-8 mins on each side (this will depend on the heat of the barbecue). The peppers, onions and halloumi should be soft and charred in places. Meanwhile, warm the tortilla wraps on the barbecue, then wrap in a clean tea towel to keep warm.

  5. Serve the skewers alongside the tortillas, smashed avocado, coriander and soured cream, and some chipotle chilli sauce, if you like, then let everyone dig in to assemble their own fajitas.

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