Zucchini, artichokes and halloumi team up with a zesty lemon oregano marinade and hit the grill in these easy Greek inspired vegetable skewers.
It’s barbeque season, I can smell it everywhere I go. The scent of smoke and the grill fills the air hinting at the backyard gatherings and summer memories being made.
With its longer days and warm weather the season is tailor made for enjoying meals outdoors and nearly anything goes when it comes to grilling; meats, fish, vegetables, fruit and even cheese can benefit from a little time on the grill.
Halloumi cheese to be exact; a sheep milk’s cheese with Greek origins with a high melting point is made for grilling and frying. Its somewhat squeaky texture is reminiscent of mozzarella but with a firmer chew that softens and becomes creamier under the heat.
Basted with both lemon juice and zest, fresh oregano, garlic and olive oil and blasted with intense heat these zucchini and artichoke vegetable skewers cook quickly and come off the barbeque slightly charred around the edges, each bite a medley of vegetables, cheese and herbs.
The Greek inspired marinade thoroughly bathes the cheese and vegetables bringing a big, bright freshness to the dish. Once done, the skewers are served warm drizzled with spoonfuls of the oregano marinade accented with chopped black olives and fresh parsley for an extra layer of flavor.
What do you like to grill?