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Grilled Halloumi and Peppers

Grilled Halloumi and Peppers

Grilled Halloumi and Peppers

Grilled Halloumi and Peppers

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 10 mins

SERVES: 4

PREP TIME: 15 mins
COOK TIME: 10 mins
SERVES: 4

Ingredients

This is a light dinner for two that showcases tons of flavour and colour. You can find halloumi cheese in the cheese aisle at your grocery store. Be sure to have some baguette slices nearby to sop up all the yummy juices.

1 each red and yellow bell pepper, quartered
1 pkg (250 g) halloumi cheese
1/4 cup (60 mL) extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 tbsp (30 mL) aged balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped sundried tomatoes
1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh parsley or basil
1 tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice
1 tsp (5 mL) minced capers
1 small clove garlic, minced (optional)
Pinch each hot pepper flakes and salt

Preparation

  1. Slice halloumi in 4 lengthwise pieces and place on plate with peppers. Drizzle both with 1 tbsp (15 ml) of the oil.
  2. In a bowl, stir together remaining oil, vinegar, sundried tomatoes, parsley, lemon juice, capers, garlic, if using, hot pepper flakes and salt. Set aside.
  3. Grill halloumi and peppers over medium high heat on well-greased grill for about 8 minutes or until grill marks appear and cheese is softening. Return to plate decoratively.
  4. Spoon oil mixture over top of cheese and peppers and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

DID YOU KNOW?

Bone is a living tissue, that is constantly renewing and repairing itself from everyday wear and tear.  However, like many nutrients, calcium is absorbed less effectively as we age.  Try out our calcium calculator to see if you are getting enough in your daily diet.

Emily Richards
Recipe by

Emily Richards

Professional Home Economist

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories
    366
  • Saturated
    13g
  • Fat
    31g
  • Trans
    0g
  • Cholesterol
    63mg
  • Sodium
    821mg
  • Fibre
    1g
  • Carbohydrate
    9g
  • Sugars
    3g
  • Iron
    4%
  • Vitamin C
    220%
  • Protein
    14g
  • Vitamin A
    10%

* The percentage of calcium is based on the Osteoporosis Canada’s daily calcium requirement for people under 50 years of age of 1000 mg.

Osteoporosis Canada’s position on nutrition for healthy bones focuses on calcium and vitamin D while stressing a well-balanced diet which includes fiber and whole grains, vitamins and minerals and protein.

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