Salty halloumi cheese browns beautifully on the grill and is perfect for making filling pita sandwiches with tomato, red onion, lettuce, and tzatziki.
Why this recipe works:
- Halloumi cheese has a high melting point, which means it will brown on the grill without melting away.
- Tangy and salty halloumi has a robust flavor that makes it stand out in a sandwich.
Grilled Halloumi Pita Sandwiches Recipe
4 Greek-style pocketless pitas
1 pound Halloumi cheese, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 plum tomatoes, sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 small head red leaf lettuce, rinsed and dried
1 cup Tzatziki
Light one chimney full of charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and spread the coals evenly over entire surface of coal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate. Place pita on grill and cook until warm and pliable, about 30 seconds per side. Remove pita from grill.
Grill cheese until well browned on both sides, 1-2 minutes per side.
Transfer cheese to warmed pita and top with tomato slices, red onion, lettuce, and tzatziki. Serve immediately.
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 31g||40%|
|Saturated Fat 16g||81%|
|Total Carbohydrate 53g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||13%|
|Total Sugars 7g|
|Vitamin C 18mg||89%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|