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Grilled Halloumi with Tomato-Basil Topping (Hallotomatuit)

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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?

A white plate filled with several crackers topped with Grilled Halloumi cheese, diced tomato, and fresh sweet basil. Fresh sweet basil is in the center.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”!

A white plate filled with several crackers topped with Grilled Halloumi cheese, diced tomato, and fresh sweet basil. Fresh sweet basil is in the center. A Triscuit box and a basket of fresh tomatoes and sweet basil sit in the background.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?A 4 photo collage of shelves at Walmart showing where Triscuit crackers and the varieties available and where fresh tomatoes can be found.

A hand holding a box of Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Triscuit crackers.

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Slices of Halloumi cheese drizzled with olive oil and herbs sit on a wooden cutting board.

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.

Grilled Halloumi cheese and diced tomatoes and knife sit on a wooden cutting board.

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.

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Add those delicious diced tomatoes

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Sprinkle with just the right amount of Sweet Basil

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They are quick and easy to make, but take much less time to disappear!

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5 from 2 votes

Grilled Halloumi with Tomato-Basil Topping (Hallotomatuit)

Grilled Halloumi with Tomato-Basil Topping on TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Crackers make one delicious appetizer, or in my case, LUNCH!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Servings 12
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg Halloumi cheese
  • 1 cup tomatoes diced
  • Sweet Basil sliced thinly (chiffonade)
  • olive oil
  • Italian seasoning
  • 12 pieces Triscuits crackers TRISCUIT Cracked Pepper & Olive Crackers

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 103IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating




Angie

Tuesday 5th of July 2016

Hallotomatuit here I come!! I can definitely make this into a meal. My kind of food! Perfect with a glass of wine. YUM!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 5th of July 2016

Thank you Angie!

Suchitra

Monday 4th of July 2016

These look perfect as snacks or appetizers! It has such a cute name!! Thanks for sharing. Have a great 4th of July!

Julianna

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Mmmm, I have been wanting to try some recipes with Haloumi, and now it looks like I have one!! Looks delicious, Julie! :D

Julie Menghini

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Thank you Julianna! We really enjoyed it.

Ahila

Friday 1st of July 2016

The appetizer looks gorgeous. Can't wait to try it out. The name you coined it is a mouthful though :) Happy Fiesta, Julie!

Julie Menghini

Saturday 2nd of July 2016

Thank you! It's delicious and I just think the name is just so funny.

The Hungry Mum

Friday 1st of July 2016

oooh, yes to halloumi! And love how you've turned it into easy finger food. Perfect for a BBQ :)

Julie Menghini

Friday 1st of July 2016

Thank you for such a kind comment and for stopping by!