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There’s nothing like lighting up the grill in summer time, particularly as a result of there’s so many pleasant fruit and veggies to place over the hearth. These skewers showcase the very best. Salty, grillable cheese paired with contemporary pears and a tangy marinade: you may’t go unsuitable!

California Pears!

I’m excited to once more be working with California pears to assist kick off the season. When you might consider pears as a fall fruit, right here in California it’s already pear season. Which, may be actually wonderful if you assume when it comes to summer time recipes (like these grilled halloumi skewers!)

It’s no secret that I like grilling pears (like this salad I did final yr). It’s particularly beautiful with the Bartlett pears. Have to supply California pears? They’re now out there in lots of native shops together with Albertsons/Vons.

Diced green pears

Halloumi perpetually

What pairs higher with pears than salty cheese? Halloumi is a favourite summer time deal with of mine as a result of it grills up so properly. Halloumi could be a bit difficult to string onto skewers so one trick I’ve: minimize into massive piece and tear the place the cheese needs to return aside. It’s a bit simpler to work with this manner and is much less prone to crack when placing onto the skewers.

The necessities

Past the California Pears and cheese, there are two important components to those skewers. The primary: onions. Grilled onions are a favourite of mine and actually assist stability out the salty/candy. Then, the chili sauce is available in and brings every little thing along with slightly warmth. In the event you don’t do warmth, again off the chili sauce and add a splash of soy sauce to the marinade.

California Pears

What to serve them with

I might simply eat these skewers as-is however typically it’s useful to have a base. Strive serving them atop a pleasant grain pilaf or perhaps a mattress of greens. These go good at a back-yard BBQ and work nicely with all forms of summer time salads and sides.


Close-up image of grilled pear skewers.

Grilled Pear and Halloumi Skewers with Chili Sauce



1 massive or 2 smaller California Bartlett Pears

½ medium crimson onion

eight ounces Halloumi


2 tablespoons Chili Garlic Sauce

1 tablespoon impartial oil

Zest from ½ lime

1 tablespoon rice vinegar

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus extra for serving

¼ teaspoon sea salt 

Cilantro, for serving


  • An hour earlier than beginning, place the skewers in water if utilizing wooden. 
  • Give the pears a superb rinse. Reduce into quarters and punctiliously take away the center a part of every quarter. Then, minimize eat quarter into items which might be about ¾ of an inch sq.. Put aside and minimize the onion into similar-width slices and halloumi that’s about ¾” extensive and ½” thick. 
  • Thread the pears, onion, and halloumi onto skewers. Mix the substances for the sauce in a bowl and brush over the skewers, turning and brushing all sides. Alternatively, you possibly can toss all of the substances within the sauce earlier than inserting on the skewer.
  • Warmth your grill or grill pan and place the skewers on the warmth. Grill, turning often, till the pears are charred and the cheese is crisp. Sprinkle with cilantro and sesame seeds earlier than serving.

Grilled Pear and Halloumi Skewers with Chili Sauce


Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with California Pears. All ideas and opinions are my very own. It’s content material like this that helps me maintain this website operating to supply the vegetarian recipes you see each week.