Satisfy vegetarians and meat-eaters alike at your next summer gathering with these delicious halloumi skewers, paired with crunchy peppers, shallots and mushrooms.
225g lighter halloumi, cubed
2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into bite-size pieces
8 small shallots, peeled
100 g baby button mushrooms, halved
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
60 ml olive oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 pinch of crushed chillies
Spear the halloumi, peppers, shallots and mushrooms, alternating each, onto 4 metal skewers (if using wooden skewers soak them for 30 minutes first to prevent burning). Arrange in a shallow dish and set aside.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients, adding the chilli flakes sparingly unless you like things spicy. Drizzle most of the dressing over the skewers and turn to coat. Marinate for 10 minutes.
Heat the barbecue to medium-high (or use a griddle pan over a medium heat if not barbecuing). Cook the skewers for 4-5 minutes, then turn and cook for a further 3-4 minutes, until the vegetables start to soften and char around the edges. Take off the barbecue – the metal skewers will be very hot, so be careful – and drizzle over the remaining dressing.