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Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sticks with Mint

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Difficulty Beginner
Cook Time: 25 min Total Time: 25 mins
Cooking Temp 350  °F
Servings 2
Calories 252
Best Season Summer

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sticks with Mint is a   delightful recipe that serves four. You start by halving 16 cherry tomatoes and placing half in a dish to roast with olive oil and sea salt at 180°C for 20 minutes, until they soften and blister. Meanwhile, you fry slices of halloumi cheese in a pan until they're nicely browned, adding lemon halves to caramelize and create a dressing. Each piece of halloumi is then cut into small pieces. To assemble, you skewer a piece of grilled halloumi, a roasted tomato half, a fresh mint leaf, and a fresh tomato half onto cocktail sticks. This appetizer is served hot, with the caramelized lemon on the side for squeezing over the skewers. It’s a perfect blend of creamy cheese, tangy tomatoes, and fresh mint, creating a burst of flavors that's both refreshing and satisfying.

  • 16 Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • 1 Lemon, Halved
  • 180 grams Halloumi Cheese
  • 16 Fresh Mint Leaves
  1. Oven Preparation

    Preheat oven to 180°C.

  2. Tomato Roasting

    Set out half of the tomato halves, cut side up, in a baking dish. Drizzle them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the tomatoes start to blister and soften.

  3. Halloumi and Lemon Cooking

    With about 5 minutes left for the tomatoes to roast, warm the remaining olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Test the heat by placing the lemon halves, cut side down, in the pan; they should sizzle upon contact. Put the lemons in the pan and add the halloumi slices next to them. Fry the halloumi for 2-3 minutes on each side until it turns a mottled brown color, while the lemons caramelize alongside, creating a cover.

  4. Assembly and Serving

    After frying, place the halloumi on kitchen paper to drain. Then, cut each halloumi slice into 8 small pieces, resembling postage stamps. Construct each skewer by threading a piece of halloumi, a roasted tomato half, a mint leaf, and a fresh tomato half onto a cocktail stick.


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