- Allow the Haloumi cheese to come up to room temperature before using it (to stop it splitting when threading it on the skewers)
- Using a medium bowl mix all the marinade ingredients thoroughly.
- Cut each 1 cm slice of Haloumi into 2 pieces (approx. 4cm in length) Thread the Haloumi, asparagus and basil leaves (roll the basil leaves) on the skewers. Using a large pastry brush, brush the skewers thoroughly with the marinade. Allow the marinated skewers to sit on a shallow dish for about 5 minutes turning them to baste them in the marinade.
- Then barbeque them or grill them until the cheese is starting to turn golden.
Serve with warm pitta bread.
Haloumi cheese is a great high protein vegetarian option for barbecuing because in addition to tasting delicious it’s firm enough to hold its shape as it cooks.
Tip: Miniature versions of this dish make an unusual and delicious canapé.