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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 fruit and veggies to place over the hearth. These skewers showcase the perfect. Salty, grillable cheese paired with contemporary pears and a tangy marinade: you’ll be able to’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, might be actually superb once you suppose when it comes to summer season recipes (like these grilled halloumi skewers!)

It’s no secret that I really like grilling pears (like this salad I did final yr). It’s particularly pretty 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 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 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 prone 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 pieces along with a bit warmth. When 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 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 nicely 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 purple 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 rinse. Minimize 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” 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 possibly 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 maintain this web site working to offer the vegetarian recipes you see each week.