Grilled Halloumi Watermelon Bites with Pistachios & Mint | Recipe

My favorite dish to bring to a BBQ. This sweet and savory bite is the perfect ode to my Greek heritage.

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Summer, summer timeeee, can you hear me? The sun seems to have (finally) broken through here in Seattle, so we’re taking every opportunity possible to eat outside and enjoy our new deck furniture. Today I partnered with Truvia to share my favorite appetizer recipe that is super easy to make and will totally delight any summertime guests you have: Grilled Halloumi Bites!

Recipe for small bite or appetizer: grilled halloumi watermelon bites with pistachios, mint and @TruviaBrand Nectar for fewer calories and twice the sweetness. Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com #ad #TasteTruvia

This recipe is a bit of an homage to my Greek heritage. If you’re unfamiliar with it, halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened brined cheese that is made of a mix of goat and sheep milk. The taste is a bit salty and very savory, which is why I love it paired with sweeter foods like watermelon and Truvia Nectar. Typically, you’d see this dish with honey, but I swapped in Truvia Nectar which is a reduced-calorie way to enjoy honey. It has 50% fewer calories per serving than sugar — plus, it’s twice as sweet as honey, so you only need half as much! Sweet mint and earthy pistachios add a little extra oomph to the bite.

Recipe for small bite or appetizer: grilled halloumi watermelon bites with pistachios, mint and @TruviaBrand Nectar for fewer calories and twice the sweetness. Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com #ad #TasteTruvia

When grilling season rolls around, we always start off our meals with a grilled halloumi appetizer because it’s so easy to make while you wait for the grill to get hotter for your actual dinner. I’m usually too impatient to wait for dinner, so a snack is very necessary.

Grilled Halloumi Watermelon Bites with Pistachios & Mint

My favorite summertime appetizer for entertaining!
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8
Calories 437 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb halloumi
  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • drizzle of Truvia Nectar
  • coarsely chopped pistachios for garnish
  • sweet mint for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat up your grill to medium heat. Cut the watermelon into wedges and coarsely chop pistachios while the grill heats up. 
  • Slice the halloumi into small rectangles and place on grill. Grill for 2-3 minutes or until visible grill marks appear on the underside, then flip. Grill for 2-3 more minutes and place on top of a watermelon wedge. 
  • Top with sprig of mint and pistachios. Then drizzle Truvia Nectar over the entire plate.

Nutrition

Calories: 437kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 18gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 689mgPotassium: 955mgFiber: 4gSugar: 53gVitamin A: 4805IUVitamin C: 68mgCalcium: 627mgIron: 2mg
Keyword appetizer, halloumi, pistachio, watermelon
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Recipe for small bite or appetizer: grilled halloumi watermelon bites with pistachios, mint and @TruviaBrand Nectar for fewer calories and twice the sweetness. Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com #ad #TasteTruvia
Recipe for small bite or appetizer: grilled halloumi watermelon bites with pistachios, mint and @TruviaBrand Nectar for fewer calories and twice the sweetness. Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com #ad #TasteTruvia

These sweet and savory bites are a great appetizer to serve up for your next BBQ and will definitely have your guests asking for the recipe!

Recipe for small bite or appetizer: grilled halloumi watermelon bites with pistachios, mint and @TruviaBrand Nectar for fewer calories and twice the sweetness. Get the full recipe on Jojotastic.com #ad #TasteTruvia

So what do you think of our halloumi bites?? Let us know what you think in a comment! We hope your summer is off to a great start!

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