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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 vegatables and fruits to place over the fireplace. These skewers showcase the most effective. 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. Whilst you could consider pears as a fall fruit, right here in California it’s already pear season. Which, will be actually wonderful once you suppose when it comes to summer season recipes (like these grilled halloumi skewers!)

It’s no secret that I like grilling pears (like this salad I did final 12 months). It’s particularly pretty with the Bartlett pears. Must 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 season deal with of mine as a result of it grills up so properly. Halloumi could be a bit tough to string onto skewers so one trick I’ve: reduce into massive piece and tear the place the cheese needs to come back aside. It’s a bit simpler to work with this fashion 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 components to those skewers. The primary: onions. Grilled onions are a favourite of mine and actually assist steadiness out the salty/candy. Then, the chili sauce is available in and brings every thing along with slightly warmth. If you happen to 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. Strive serving them atop a pleasant grain pilaf or perhaps a mattress of greens. These go good at a back-yard BBQ and work effectively with all varieties of summer season 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 great rinse. Lower into quarters and punctiliously take away the center a part of every quarter. Then, reduce eat quarter into items which are about ¾ of an inch sq.. Put aside and reduce the onion into similar-width slices and halloumi that’s about ¾” large 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 can 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 web site operating to offer the vegetarian recipes you see each week.