Grilled Peach and Halloumi Skewers with Basil-Jalapeno Sauce

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Grilled Peach and Halloumi Skewers with Basil-Jalapeno Sauce
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Grilled Peach and Halloumi Skewers with Basil-Jalapeno Sauce
Grilled Peach and Halloumi Skewers with Basil-Jalapeno Sauce

I feel like I need to apologize for all the halloumi recipes but guys, salty cheese. SALTY CHEESE (I'm probably a bit overenthusiastic about this but it's become my new favorite.) The recipe for the #SoLetsPigOut potluck (hosted by Gina + Emily) was actually going to be a cherry/halloumi/farro salad but at the last minute I picked up some perfect stone fruit at the farmers market and the peaches were so amazing, the salad turned into these skewers.

As for this basil-jalapeño sauce, I have my lovely reader Trish (hi, Trish!) to thank for the inspiration. When I requested you guys to send me ingredients for my kitchen-ingredient challenge, I got so many awesome suggestions and while I'll be debuting the 'official' recipe next Tuesday, I could't get the idea of using jalapeños and basil together out of my head (it also doesn't hurt that basil + peppers happen to be two of the three things my garden is producing.) Between the sweet peaches, salty cheese, and basil-spiciness, I could (or should say did) devour an entire plate of these.

Want even more inspiration thanks to this potluck? Be sure to check out the links below! (and someday, I hope to have an actual potluck with all these lovely people because the food, oh the food!)

Grilled Watermelon & Halloumi Salad || Beard and Bonnet
Chicken Fried Tofu Sliders + Spicy Peach Slaw || Earthy Feast
Roasted Grape & Rosemary Savory Goat Cheese Mini Tarts {Grain-Free) || Tasty Yummies
Peach Melba Coconut Cream Soda || Aida Mollenkamp
Strawberry Jalapeño Margarita || What's Gaby Cooking
Banana Cupcakes with Black Tea infused Sweet Cherry Frosting {GF} || With Food and Love
Vegan Gluten-Free S'meaches || Will Frolic for Food
Raspberry Fluff || Wit and Vinegar
Toblerone Ice Cream Cake || The Sugar Hit
Almond Hummus and Crackers (GF) || à la main
Norimaki Mochiko Chicken Bites + Quick Pickles || Fix Feast Flair
Mexican Corn off the Cob || Gluten is my Bitch
Marionberry Pie || Dunk and Crumble
Caramelized Onion Buffalo Meatballs with Ranch Drizzle || Predominately Paleo
Peach and Rosemary Crisp || Live Simply
Grain-free Raspberry Coconut Cupcakes || Texanerin
Blueberry Mojitos || Cake over Steak
Peach and Plum Crisp || A Little Saffron
Smoked Salmon Dip || Loves Food, Loves to Eat
Fruit salad with coconut basil sauce || Rubies and Radishes
Herby Wild Rice Salad with Roasted Cherries (GF + Vegan) || 80 Twenty
Cider-poached peaches with whipped ricotta || EGD
Banh Mi Fries || i am a food blog
Minted Pineapple Limeade, Grilled Thai Steak Salad, & Sinless Devil's Food Donuts || The Pig & Quill
Grilled Korean Chicken Wings, Stone Fruit Cobbler with Coconut Cream, & Sesame-Lime Dressing ||So.. Let's Hang Out


Grilled Peach and Halloumi Skewers with Basil-Jalapeno Sauce

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • Skewers
  • 2 just-ripe peaches
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 7-8 ounces halloumi
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Sauce
  • 1 cup packed basil
  • 2 jalapeño, seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Soak skewers in water for at least an hour before using.
  2. Light grill to medium-low heat. Cut peaches, red onion, and halloumi into roughly the same-sized chunks.Thread, alternating peaches, halloumi, and onion, onto the soaked skewers (roughly 3-4 of each). Continue with remaining skewers. Brush mix with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Grill skewers, turning occasionally, until halloumi is beginning to char, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from heat.
  4. To make sauce, combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and run until pureed. Serve skewers with basil puree.

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30 comments on “Grilled Peach and Halloumi Skewers with Basil-Jalapeno Sauce”

  1. never apologize for halloumi - NEVER! I mean, it's grilled cheese so we're always happy to see more of it! Lovely recipe addition to the potluck, lady.

  2. These look so amazing - fresh and beautiful! The kind of food I want to eat all summer. But girl, where are you getting the halloumi? I heard there was a shortage and I haven't been able to find it at the store in months.

  3. I recently made something with the same peach-jalapeno combo. These look lovely! And ditto on the halloumi. Never apologize for halloumi. 😉

    I'm glad I had a chance to discover your blog through the #soletspigout potluck!

  4. I'm making these skewers this weekend! I'm also on a halloumi kick, and have been eating it weekly in a delicious corn salad. Gorgeous pictures in this post and the flavors look delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow. This looks amazing!! Halloumi is a bit difficult for me to find around me, but I'm determined to find some because...IT'S DELICIOUS. Never apologize for halloumi - delicious cheese that can be fried or amazing. It's fantastic. This recipe looks great as do the photos! 🙂

  6. Wow, what an amazing combination! I can just imagine showing up to a bbq with a batch of these and wowing everyone. 🙂 Yay!

  7. I mean salty melty cheese that is grill/fry/sear-friendly? There is a reason I'm like oh heyalllllyeah, halloumi! Love these skewers and love love loved having you hang out for #SoLetsPigOut. Thanks for joining the fun! Maybe one day we can get cheesed in real life!! xo - Em

  8. AMEN to salty cheese! These are just gorgeous, can't wait to make them myself. And then destroy them with my mouth 🙂 So glad I found you - thank goodness for potlucks!

  9. YUM. Salty cheese really is the best. No two ways about it. Also basil and jalapeno sauce sounds it's going to be my new jam. Err pesto.

  10. Loving that sauce, I'm just thinking of all the other things I could use it with. Also, your photos are amazing. Do you take them yourself? Sorry if it's been mentioned before, i'm new here so go easy.

    1. Hey Stu! I'll always take a compliment, even if you've mentioned it before 🙂 I do everything myself on the site!

  11. I have made these a couple of times, and this has to be one of my favorite recipes. Served with grilled salmon and made a prize-winning meal!

  12. How do you keep the halloumi from splitting when you put it on the skewers?

    1. I try and cut slightly larger pieces and cut where the halloumi wants to naturally come apart. Other than that, I choose the skinniest skewers I can and thread slowly.

  13. Just made these skewers for our first BBQ of the summer. They are just amazing! The sweetness of the peach pares really well with the saltiness of the halloumi and the basil gives a lovely freshness. It’s going on the regular menu! Thank you Ella!


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