grilled zucchini, haloumi and prosciutto skewers – deelishious!

grilled zucchini, haloumi and prosciutto skewers - deelishious!

Hello, sweet friends! I know, I sound a little mushy – I once had a friend tell me that I’m as cuddly as a porcupine! Clearly, as the author of this somewhat lovey food blog that’s not true. I prefer to think of me as selectively reserved.

Despite my social issues, I need you to know how much I APPRECIATE/LOVE all of you who read this little blog of mine. Bite by Michelle started as, and continues to be, a way for me to tell my daughters stories, document my life, and create food. Three years ago, I nervously started to type and take pictures. Today, I’m being hired to write and photograph for other websites. I feel incredibly blessed that you helped to make that happen! here and here

For a while, I shared a lot of personal history in the preambles to my recipes. I noticed ‘bite’ was becoming a little too introspective. Sort of like my personal web-based stretch-on-the-couch. My life isn’t always happy and the food I make doesn’t always turn out. I’m a normal person: a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, gardener, cook and soon to be grandmother figuring it out as I go.

Now, I’m trying to limit how much I share of my personal life. I’m guessing you want the good stuff, the happy stuff not the rants and therein lies the challenge. With all the crazy in my life; being married to a travelling salesmen, daughters living in different time zones, family illnesses and losses, sometimes it’s overwhelming. My challenge is to find the joy, no matter how buried, because I know it’s there. Thank you for inspiring me to look.

Today is easy. My happy metre is through the roof. Meggie’s home and Sara and Kaitie are on their way. When I have a house full, grilling makes meal times simple and relaxed. These appetizer skewers are a snap to make and over the top DEELISHIOUS!

GRILLED ZUCCHINI, HALOUMI AND PROSCIUTTO SKEWERS
Preheat grill to high
Makes 6 Skewers

Juice and zest of 1 lemon
¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 medium zucchini, very thinly sliced lengthwise on a mandoline or use a sharp knife
125 grams Haloumi cheese, cut into large cubes
6 slices thinly sliced prosciutto
Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing

grilled zucchini, haloumi and prosciutto skewers - deelishious!

THE STEPS:

  • In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest and juice with the mint, garlic and olive oil.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Alternately, thread the zucchini ribbons with the haloumi cubs and prosciutto onto 6 6-inch bamboo skewers.
  • Lightly brush the vegetables and prosciutto with extra virgin olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the skewers over high heat until the zucchini ribbons are lightly charred – about 1 minute per side.
  • Serve with the mint dressing on the side.

grilled zucchini, haloumi and prosciutto skewers - deelishious!

THE LOVE: Soak your wooden skewers for at least an hour before using. This will help keep them from catching fire as you grill.

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grilled zucchini, haloumi and prosciutto skewers - deelishious!

one year ago: country health bread

two years ago: sugar snap peas with wild mint

three years ago: potato gnocchi with brown butter and sage

grilled zucchini, haloumi and prosciutto skewers - deelishious!
 Thanks for reading.

  • sheila

    Xo

    • Michelle

      Hello there! Can’t wait to see you next weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xo

  • Congratulations on your two contributing editor positions! Well done and well deserved! Your writing style and photos are beautiful, so I’m not surprised at all. And yes, you are correct in assuming your readers want to hear about your personal life. For me this is what makes your blog charming and unique, and it is what drew me in!

    • Michelle

      Thank you Cindy – very kind of you. xo

  • You inspire me, Michelle! Congratulations on your successes. All of them!

    • Michelle

      Thank you Kathi…it’s humbling to hear.

  • Debbie

    I really enjoy your stories. I love your pictures. Everything also looks so wonderful. Keep it coming, please.

    • Michelle

      Hi Debbie, I’ll do my best. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Sharon Fowler

    Just made the grilled zucchini, haloumi n prosciutto skewers Michelle you were so right a great hit gone in seconds. Thank you
    Beautiful layout n great story

    • Michelle

      Hi Sharon, so pleased you liked them. I think I’m making them again tonight!

  • Dennis

    Hi Michelle, I made these today for a light brunch. Without a doubt, they were they were delicious. Can hardly wait for your next creation. I must say I’m eating really good things now. Thank you so much

    • Michelle

      Hi Dennis, So nice to hear. Stay tuned cause I’ve got some yummy things up my sleeve!