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Grilled Halloumi with Tomato-Basil Topping on TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Crackers make one delicious appetizer, or in my case, LUNCH! I’m calling it Hallotomatuit for short. Do you think it’ll catch on?
My son surprised me by flying home for Mother’s Day. We were sitting on the porch talking about some of our favorite foods that we’ve tried lately and he asked me if I’d had grilled Halloumi yet. I told him I hadn’t even heard of Halloumi. He said he liked it and that it was showing up in several Miami restaurants. I couldn’t wait to try it, and when I saw TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Crackers, I knew that they would be the perfect landing for my Grilled Halloumi with Tomato-Basil Topping, aka “Hallotomatuit”!
Halloumi is a dense cheese that requires a sturdy cracker that can hold it’s own. You can find TRISCUIT crackers in the cracker aisle at your local Walmart. You can see why I had trouble deciding which one to use so I bought two, traditional variety TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Crackers and new artisanal variety TRISCUIT Mediterranean Olive Crackers, which I believe shows restraint. How is one expected to choose just one variety when there are so many to choose from?
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I diced the tomatoes and basil before slicing the halloumi 1-inch thick. In an earlier trial, I went thinner and found that the cheese starts to melt before it is grilled. I drizzled olive oil on all sides and then sprinkled it with Italian seasoning. You could use any herb of your choosing. I grow herbs so grabbed some sweet basil from my garden. You can also find it conveniently hanging right above the tomatoes at your local Walmart store.
Assembly couldn’t be easier, and this whole recipe can be completed, start to finish in 15 minutes.
Slice the cheese to a perfect bite-size and top your TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Cracker.
Add those delicious diced tomatoes
Sprinkle with just the right amount of Sweet Basil
They are quick and easy to make, but take much less time to disappear!
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Grilled Halloumi with Tomato-Basil Topping (Hallotomatuit)
- 1 package of Halloumi cheese
- Fresh tomatoes diced
- Sweet Basil sliced thinly (chiffonade)
- olive oil
- Italian seasoning
- TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Crackers
- Preheat grill on high.
- Slice halloumi cheese into 1-inch slices. Drizzle all sides with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
- Place on a hot grill. Allow to cook for approximately 3 minutes, without moving, on each side.
- Remove and cut to size. Place on a TRISCUIT cracker. Add toppings and serve immediately.
What is your favorite variety of TRISCUIT crackers? Don’t have halloumi? Cotija works too!
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