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Blistered Tomato and Cheese Skewers

Add a burst of flavor to your salad with these grill-charred tomatoes and cheese.

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Cooking for 4 people



  • 1 pkg. 10 oz. 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 cup arugula

1 Food Prep

With a stick or immersion blender, combine the olive oil, basil and garlic to form a puree.

Slice your cheese into ½” thick squares and place them onto your skewers. Thread the tomatoes onto separate skewers or use a grill-safe pan.

Combine together your basil oil ingredients and set to the side.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Method: Direct-Heat Grilling

Temp: 450°F (High Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Grill your skewers for about 4–5 minutes per side. Flip your skewer once char marks have been achieved on the first side. Once charred on both sides, remove your skewers from the grill.

  • Serve your cheese skewers on top of arugula salad, then remove your tomatoes from the skewers and add them to your salad.
  • Drizzle your salad and tomatoes with the basil oil, then add a touch of balsamic glaze and enjoy.

Recipe created by Robyn Lindars — Recipe Developer, Grilling Expert, Editor in Chief of Grill Girl Magazine and — on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal and Masterbuilt.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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