Vegetarian Halloumi Souvlaki with tzatziki sauce is a flavourful and quick meal with marinated grilled haloumi cheese served in a wrap or pita. In less than 20 minutes you can be sitting down to this delicious Greek street food!
Halloumi souvlaki is a fantastic, super-quick, flavourful vegetarian weeknight dinner.
Skewers of cubed halloumi cheese and vegetables are marinated in herbs and then grilled.
Serve the halloumi souvlaki skewers with a quick tzatziki sauce in a wrap for a tasty Greek street food.
I love meals that the whole family will happily tuck into, but don't take forever to make.
I love cooking, absolutely, but sometimes all we want are fast meals that are made from scratch, nourishing and delicious.
After eating this vegetarian souvlaki, my husband said that we should have it once a week. High praise, indeed!
He eats meat, but he also said that the halloumi was much nicer than chicken in this dish.
I'm slowly working towards making him veggie - but shhh don't tell him.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
A tasty, easy Greek street food.
Halloumi Souvlaki is super easy to make, indoors or outdoors on the grill.
A quick midweek meal that's ready in 20 minutes.
A meal the whole family will love.
A tasty vegetarian meal that meat-eaters will love too.
Skewers are a great way to use up vegetables and help to reduce food waste. And they taste incredible!
A great way to use up halloumi.
Salty halloumi, flavorful grille veggies and tasty tzatziki combine in a wrap full of delciousness.
I make these halloumi souvlaki skewers indoors in a griddle pan, but they are also excellent on the barbecue or you could even make them under the grill/broiler.
Get the souvlaki skewers nice and hot so the halloumi goes crispy quickly without turning rubbery.
Try it in a wrap, flatbread, pita, on a salad or on its own.
I've used tomatoes, red onion, peppers and courgette/zucchini for this vegetarian souvlaki, but you could use many different types of vegetables - aubergine/eggplant, cubes of squash etc...
You can serve up this vegetarian souvlaki on their own in wraps, or add these other dishes for a bigger meal.
Add lettuce, hummus or any other desired toppings to your wraps.
Serve them at a barbecue or cookout with Broccoli Salad, Spinach Salad, French Onion Dip, Carrot Hummus and Mini Mexican Street Corn to really show everyone how colourful, tasty and exciting vegetarian barbecue food can be.
What is Souvlaki?
Souvlaki is a popular Greek dish of small pieces of meat and/or vegetables, grilled on skewers.
Souvlaki are served on their own, in pita or wraps or with side dishes such as potatoes or salad.
Do you love halloumi? Yes, I thought you all might.
Halloumi (also spelt haloumi) is an unriped, semi-hard cheese that is made from a mix of sheep's and goat's milk, and also sometime's cow's milk. Halloumi has a high melting point, so it's perfect grilled or pan fried.
It has such a great, salty flavour and the dense texture is a great meat substitute for vegetarians.
I love it in salads, but also in this tasty souvlaki.
For this veggie souvlaki, I've slathered it in a marinade of lemon juice, oil, oregano and mint, then seared it on a grill to make the halloumi beautifully crispy.
Add a quick tzatziki sauce and some flatbreads, and you have dinner in less than 20 minutes.
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For the halloumi souvlaki
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried mint
- Juice of ½ lemon
- 8.8 oz (250g) halloumi cheese
- 1 red bell pepper
- 10 cherry tomatoes
- 1 zucchini / courgette
- 1 red onion
For the tzatziki sauce
- 1 medium cucumber
- ½ cup (150g) plain Greek yogurt
- 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- salt and pepper
- 4 flatbreads or wraps
- In a large bowl, mix the oil, oregano, mint and lemon juice.
- Cut the halloumi and vegetables into large chunks and add to the bowl of marinade, then toss to coat. Allow to marinade while the barbecue or griddle pan heats.
- Thread the haloumi and vegetables onto skewers, then grill until lightly charred. Baste with any remaining marinade.
For the tzatziki
- Cut the unpeeled cucumber lengthways and use a teaspoon to scoop out and discard the watery seeds. Chop the cucumber into chunks and pulse in a food processor a few times until it is finely grated. Place into a clean tea towel and squeeze out excess moisture.
- In a bowl, mix together the cucumber, yogurt, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.
- Lay out the flatbreads of wraps (warm first if desired). Unthread the souvlaki skewers and divide the halloumi and veggies between the wraps, drizzle with tzatziki and serve.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.