Halloumi kebabs with couscous

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I love making kebabs with cheese. Even though the usual choice is meat, fish, or veggies for a change, I tried halloumi cheese as the hero. Cheese is a relatively easy ingredient to work with, and it takes less time compared to others. I usually use Indian cottage cheese for making vegetarian kebabs. However, for a middle-eastern-inspired meal, I choose Halloumi. Honey and thyme roasted halloumi kebabs tasted perfect with couscous and salad. 

Halloumi is slightly chewy and salty. You can add flavors to make it taste amazing. Pair it with couscous and salad to make a light meal. 

I have also tried baking Halloumi with other vegetables, and it works beautifully. I hope you do give this recipe a try. 

Photo of halloumi kebabs with couscous

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 1-2


  • Halloumi 250 gms
  • Couscous 100 gms
  • Honey 1 tbsp
  • Thyme few sprigs
  • Paprika ½ tsp
  • Garlic 2 cloves (chopped)
  • Crushed black pepper
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Arugula leaves


  1. Marinate the Halloumi with honey, 1 tbsp olive oil, Thyme, and paprika. Cover with cling and let it sit for half an hour. In the meantime, cook the couscous and drain.
  2. I usually add a little olive oil and mix it with a fork to help remove the lumps in the couscous. Heat a little olive oil in a pan and let the garlic sizzle.
  3. Turn off the heat and pour the cooked couscous with salt, pepper, chopped herbs(mint, parsley, etc.). Give it a good mix.
  4. For the kebabs: Mount the halloumi pieces on skewers or leave them as such. Heat oil in a pan and fry the halloumi pieces till they have a golden brown surface. Serve hot with a drizzle of honey.
  5. I served my kebabs with couscous, chopped tomatoes, and arugula leaves on the side.  


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