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Grilled Halloumi Pitas

Serves 4

Prep Time
30 mins

The saltiness of halloumi cheese is a good balance for the smoky-tasting grilled peppers in this pita sandwich. Be careful not to cut the cheese too thin, or it will be hard to work with on the grill.

Grilled Halloumi Pitas

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
  About 3 tbsp. olive oil, divided
 2 pkgs. halloumi cheese (about 8 oz. each), cut into thick slices
 4 onion slices (1/4 in. thick)
 4 pita breads, cut in half
 1/4 cup sliced roasted red peppers, rinsed and patted dry
 1/2 cup sliced pepperoncini
Step 1

Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for high heat (450° to 550°; you can hold your hand 5 in. above cooking grate only 2 to 4 seconds). Brush 2 tbsp. oil over cheese and onion. Grill, turning once, until grill marks appear, about 8 minutes. Cut onions in half.

Step 2

Fill pita halves with equal amounts of cheese, onions, peppers, and pepperoncini. Brush a little oil on outside of pitas, then grill, turning once, until grill marks appear and bread is toasted, about 4 minutes. Serve with mixed olives and a green salad.

Step 3

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 2 pita halves.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 651Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g60%

Saturated Fat 19g95%
Cholesterol 85mg29%
Sodium 1952mg82%
Total Carbohydrate 44g15%

Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Protein 31g62%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.