Charred Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers with Fragrant Rice

Charred Halloumi and Vegetable Skewers with Fragrant Rice
5-10 minutes
9 items
6 servings
This colourful and fragrant dish is a fantastic crowd pleaser and the veggies can easily be swapped out for anything in season. If using bamboo skewers, soak in water at least 30 minutes ahead of time.


  • 1 cup Couscous
  • Small pinch of Saffron
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil, plus more for frying
  • Zest and juice of 1 Lemon, juice divided in half
  • 2 medium Zucchini, peeled into thick ribbons
  • 450 g Halloumi, cut into 3 cm chunks
  • 2 medium Red Capsicums, cut into big chunks
  • 1 tbsp. MasterFoods™ Moroccan Seasoning
  • Handful of fresh Oregano Leaves

MasterFoods Moroccan Seasoning 755g Jar

Cooking Instructions:

  1. 1
    For the couscous, pour dry couscous into a large mixing bowl and add 1 cup of boiled water. Add saffron, olive oil, and lemon zest, then stir and cover for 5 minutes.
  2. 2
    Fluff up with a fork, add half the lemon juice, and set aside covered until needed.
  3. 3
    For the skewers, preheat a barbecue or grill to medium-high heat.
  4. 4
    Taking a few strips of zucchini ribbons thread onto the skewers, folding over itself. Follow with a piece of halloumi, then red capsicum.
  5. 5
    Repeat and alternate until the skewer is full. Repeat on remaining skewers.
  6. 6
    Brush over with olive oil ensuring everything is evenly coated and sprinkle over the Moroccan seasoning.
  7. 7
    Cook for a few minutes on each side until lightly charred and grill marks appear.
  8. 8
    Remove from heat, squeeze over the remaining half of the lemon juice, and let rest.
  9. 9
    Serve the skewers over the couscous and scatter over some fresh oregano.


  1. 1
    This dish can be served with a drizzle of honey over the veggie skewers.
  2. 2
    Add some currents, sultanas or dried cranberries to your couscous.
  3. 3
    Can be served with MasterFoods™ Sweet Chilli Sauce or MasterFoods™ Aioli.

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