Halloumi Tikka Kebabs with Mango Salsa

A tikka masala and yogurt marinade adds creamy, spicy flavor to halloumi and bell pepper kebabs that are served with a fruity mango salsa. Serve with naan bread.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 medium red onion

  • 10 ½ ounces halloumi cheese

  • ¾ cup plain yogurt

  • 3 tablespoons tikka masala paste

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 6 skewers

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • 6 tablespoons mango salsa


  1. Cut halloumi into 1-inch cubes. Cut onion into 6 wedges, then peel off the outer 2 to 3 layers of each wedge and set aside. Reserve inner parts for another use.

  2. Stir yogurt, tikka paste, garlic, and ginger together in a mixing bowl. Season with marinade salt and pepper.

  3. Gently fold halloumi cubes and bell peppers into the marinade. Add outer layers of onion and stir to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 1 hour, or in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

  4. Alternately thread halloumi, bell peppers, and onions onto skewers.

  5. Lightly oil a griddle pan with vegetable oil and heat over medium heat. Add skewers and cook, turning a couple of times, until halloumi and vegetables are lightly charred in places, 12 to 15 minutes.

  6. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with mango salsa.

Cook's Note:

You can use firm paneer cheese in place of halloumi.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
15g Fat
17g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 875mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 64mg 320%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 200mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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