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Blistered Tomato and Cheese Skewers

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  • Yields: 4 Servings
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes


  • 1 10-ounce pack queso de freír, halloumi, or similar grilling cheese
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
Basil Oil:
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 large bunch basil
  • 3 garlic cloves
Arugula Salad:
  • balsamic glaze
  • 4 cups arugula


  1. Load Kingsford® Original Charcoal in Masterbuilt Gravity Series 800, set temp to 450°F.
  2. With a stick or immersion blender, combine the olive oil, basil, and garlic to form a puree.
  3. Slice cheese into ½-inch thick squares and place on skewers.
  4. Thread the tomatoes on skewers or use a grill pan.
  5. Grill the skewers until char marks have formed, about 4–5 minutes. Flip once char marks have been achieved on the first side.
  6. Remove from the grill once you have char marks on each side.
  7. Serve cheese skewers on top of arugula salad. Remove tomatoes from skewer and cover dish.
  8. Drizzle the salad and tomatoes with the basil oil and then add a touch of balsamic glaze.

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