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There’s nothing like lighting up the grill in summer season, particularly as a result of there’s so many pleasant vegetables and fruit to place over the fireplace. These skewers showcase the perfect. Salty, grillable cheese paired with recent pears and a tangy marinade: you may’t go improper!

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, will be actually wonderful if you assume by way of summer season recipes (like these grilled halloumi skewers!)

It’s no secret that I really like grilling pears (like this salad I did final 12 months). It’s particularly pretty with the Bartlett pears. Have to supply California pears? They’re now obtainable in lots of native shops together with Albertsons/Vons.

Diced green pears

Halloumi endlessly

What pairs higher with pears than salty cheese? Halloumi is a favourite summer season deal with of mine as a result of it grills up so properly. Halloumi is usually a bit tough to string onto skewers so one trick I’ve: minimize into giant piece and tear the place the cheese desires to come back aside. It’s a bit simpler to work with this manner and is much less more likely to crack when placing onto the skewers.

The necessities

Past the California Pears and cheese, there are two important elements 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 all the things along with a little bit warmth. For those who 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 may simply eat these skewers as-is however generally it’s useful to have a base. Attempt serving them atop a pleasant grain pilaf or perhaps a mattress of greens. These go good at a back-yard BBQ and work properly with all forms of summer season salads and sides.


Close-up image of grilled pear skewers.

Grilled Pear and Halloumi Skewers with Chili Sauce



1 giant or 2 smaller California Bartlett Pears

½ medium pink 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 are about ¾ of an inch sq.. Put aside and minimize the onion into similar-width slices and halloumi that’s about ¾” huge and ½” thick. 
  • Thread the pears, onion, and halloumi onto skewers. Mix the elements for the sauce in a bowl and brush over the skewers, turning and brushing all sides. Alternatively, you could possibly toss all of the elements within the sauce earlier than putting 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 hold this website operating to supply the vegetarian recipes you see each week.