These pork and halloumi skewers are the perfect grilled dinner! With lovely pork souvlaki, delicious Halloumi cheese, lots of peppers and an easy, homemade tzatziki sauce!
If you are looking for a delicious grilled dinner, look no further than these delicious pork and halloumi skewers. Perfect for entertaining or a special Summer dinner off the grill.
Ingredients and Substitutions
Pork – the pork souvlaki skewers start with always tender pork tenderloin.
Halloumi Cheese – Not familiar with Halloumi Cheese? It’s a wonderful cheese! I would describe it as having the flavour and saltiness of feta cheese, but unlike feta, which is crumbly, Halloumi cheese is moist and solid, with the squeak of cheese curds :) Like feta though, Halloumi cheese doesn’t melt. It warms and grills, but stays solid. That makes Halloumi cheese perfect for the grill and great for skewering. Halloumi cheese is very mild in flavour, so it’s a great choice for family friendly eating.
If you’d like to try this recipe outside of outdoor BBQ season, simply roast of the pork skewers in a 425F. oven for 10-15 minutes, then finish together with the Halloumi skewers on the stove top in a grill pan.
You can make the skewers ahead and refrigerate. Be sure to cover well with plastic wrap to avoid drying out.
Get the Recipe: Pork Souvlaki with Halloumi Pepper Skewers
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 1/4 cup lemon
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp dried oregano leaves
- Freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces
- 1/2 cup coarsely grated unpeeled English cucumber
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt, preferably Greek-style or Balkan-style
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint, (optional)
Halloumi & Red Pepper Skewers:
- 2 slices Canadian Halloumi, each 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick
- 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into bite-size pieces
- 8 medium skewers, soaked for 30 minutes if wooden
- Pork: Cut pork into chunks, about 1½ inches (4 cm) in size. Place in a medium bowl. Add lemon juice, garlic, oregano and pepper; stir to mix. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
- Tzatziki: Using your hands, squeeze grated cucumber to remove all cucumber liquid. Place cucumber in a bowl with yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, salt and mint. Stir. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Halloumi & Red Pepper Skewers: Just before grilling, prepare skewers by cutting Halloumi slices into bite-size pieces (you will need 8 pieces). Randomly thread Halloumi onto 4 skewers with red pepper pieces.
- Grease grill and preheat barbecue to medium-high. Remove pork from marinade; thread onto 4 skewers with orange pepper. Sprinkle with salt. Barbecue for 10 min, turning occasionally and brushing with marinade until cooked through. Place Halloumi skewers on barbecue for the last 3 min of grilling pork. Turn occasionally until peppers and Halloumi are grilled. Serve drizzled with tzatziki or serve tzatziki on the side.
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Hi! I’m Jennifer, a home cook schooled by trial and error and almost 40 years of getting dinner on the table! I love to share my favourite recipes, both old and new, together with lots of tips and tricks to hopefully help make your home cooking enjoyable, stress free, rewarding and of course, delicious!
I absolutely love halloumi cheese!! And anything on a skewer just makes my heart go pitter patter! Needless to say, I am totally digging these, Jennifer!! Gimme Gimme! Cheers!
Thanks Cheyanne and yes, food on sticks is always good :)
I love souvlaki and your skewers look mouthwatering! :)
Thanks so much, Laura :)
This looks amazing Jennifer! What a great idea to add the delicious Halloumi cheese to these skewers! It would be a great meal right now with all the other heavy holiday food!
Thanks Chris and yes, even though it’s not typical grilling weather here, it really did hit the spot :)
YUM! I could eat so much of halloumi! LOVE that stuff! And I bet paired with the pork and tzatiki, it’s just heavenly!
Thanks Dawn and yes, it’s a great combination :)
This sounds really tasty and it is now Summer here, so this is a timely recipe.
Went to look at the Milk Calendar and found some really nice recipes there too. Will have to remember for another time. Thankyou for another ‘must make’.
Perfect timing then! And yes, the Milk Calendar recipes are always great :)
I’m going to look for this wonderful cheese! I’ve never had it but can’t wait to give it a try. Also love your pork skewers – we are lovers of all things Souvlaki. I visited MilkCalendar.ca and downloaded their calendar as a PDF – outstanding! Thanks for sharing. Pinning :)
Thanks Tricia and yes, you would love it I think! And so glad you got those great calendar recipes :)
That calendar sounds super fun. I wonder if there is any chance for non-Canadians but nevertheless cheese fans to get one:) The haloumi cheese looks perfect on skewers! Pinned! Growing up two hours from the Greek boarder we often went to Greece in the summer to enjoy the White Sea and I have such a love for souvlaki. They are awesome beach food believe it or not. You get a cold beer and two skewers from the same beach stand and enjoy them, feet in the sand. I miss the casual, carefree summers of my past…:)
Thanks Milena and I am a huge souvlaki lover, too. I don’t have any memories of Greece though. Just Greek-town in Toronto :) Always a favourite here!
We love to eat like this, everything tastes better on a skewer, doesn’t it? I can’t believe I’ve never had halloumi cheese, I need to fix that :)
Thanks Sue and yes, it’s definitely a great cheese, especially grilled!
I love grilled Halloumi Jennifer! I make it quite often in the summer, but not as much now. You’re inspiring me to break out my grill! These look delicious!
Thanks so much, Mary Ann! A grill pan works great for the Halloumi, too :)
I just want to dive head first into that platter! I love everything about it! Delicious, my friend!
Thanks so much, Annie! It was a delicious meal and I’m smitten with that grilled Halloumi :)