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Greek Grilled Veggie Skewers & Summer Grilling | A Couple Cooks

Greek Grilled Veggie Skewers with Pesto Quinoa

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 1x


Need vegetarian grill recipes? These simple Greek grilled veggie skewers served over pesto quinoa are a healthy dinner idea ripe for summer.


  • Pesto Quinoa
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 8 ounce package halloumi cheese*
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 10 skewers


  1. Soak the skewers for 1 hour.
  2. Heat a grill to medium low heat.
  3. Start the Pesto Quinoa.
  4. Chop the bell pepper, onion, summer squash, and zucchini into bite-sized pieces and place them in a large bowl with the cherry tomatoes. Chop the mint; save out a pinch for the halloumi (below). In a bowl, toss the vegetables with the mint, 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and several grinds of black pepper.
  5. Remove the halloumi from package and drain any excess water, then cut it into 20 cubes (keep them as large as possible). Place the halloumi in a smaller bowl and gently mix with the remaining olive oil, a pinch of red pepper flakes, and the remaining mint.
  6. Gently thread the halloumi and vegetables on skewers, taking care as the halloumi can break easily.
  7. Place the skewers on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until tender and charred, about 15 minutes. Remove from the grill and squeeze with juice from a few lemon wedges.
  8. When ready to serve, place pesto quinoa on a plate and skewers over the top. Serve with additional lemon wedges.


*For vegan, use baby bella mushrooms, combine them with the veggies for flavoring, and add a few extra pinches of kosher salt.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Skewers, Veggie Skewers, Summer Grilling, Grilled, Grill Recipes, Vegetarian Grill Recipes, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Quinoa, Pesto