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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 fireplace. These skewers showcase the perfect. Salty, grillable cheese paired with recent pears and a tangy marinade: you’ll be able to’t go unsuitable!

California Pears!

I’m excited to once more be working with California pears to assist kick off the season. When you could consider pears as a fall fruit, right here in California it’s already pear season. Which, may be actually superb once you suppose 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. Must supply California pears? They’re now out there 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: reduce into giant piece and tear the place the cheese desires 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 all the things along with somewhat 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 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 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 a great rinse. Minimize into quarters and punctiliously take away the center a part of every quarter. Then, reduce eat quarter into items which can be about ¾ of an inch sq.. Put aside and reduce the onion into similar-width slices and halloumi that’s about ¾” vast 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 hold this web site working to offer the vegetarian recipes you see each week.