Labor Day is a favorite holiday weekend of mine since it marks our wedding anniversary (5 this year!). I am heading to Santa Barbara to stay at my aunt & uncle's beach house, perhaps my favorite place in the world, where we will probably BBQ every night! I think food cooked outdoors always tastes better, don't you?
I am always trying to brainstorm new ideas for bar-style serving at parties and included a lot of these types of ideas in my cookbook that comes out next month. Since I could basically live on grilled vegetables and cheese, I came up with this idea for wraps that works perfectly for laid-back BBQ entertaining. We recently stuffed BBQ veggies and grilled halloumi cheese into multigrain Flatout Flatbread wraps and it was a delicious combo! These flatbreads are super soft and tasty, and perfect for a meal-sized wrap.
Halloumi Grill Wraps
8 oz Halloumi cheese
1 eggplant, 1 bell pepper and 1 zucchini
1 package of Flatout MultiGrain with Flax Flatbread
Garnish: tahini sauce or dressing, hot sauce and fresh herbs
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Slice the vegetables into long strips, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and then place on the BBQ until cooked. Slice the halloumi into long strips as well and place on the BBQ (it's a magical cheese that doesn't melt!). Make sure the strips aren't too thin or they'll fall through. The halloumi just needs to be warmed, so it won't need long. Warm the flatbreads over the grill if you like, but it's not mandatory since this variety is so fresh and soft. I like to place all the ingredients out on a buffet and let guests build their own wraps.
For garnish: Place toppings in small bowls at the end of your buffet. For the tahini, I found a bottled tahini-lemon salad dressing that worked great, but some deli sections offer a standard white tahini sauce. As for hot sauce, I used Sriracha, and for the fresh herbs I used cilantro but parsley or basil would also be great!
Cheers to the last "official" weekend of summer. Hope you get some time to cook and eat outdoors. Happy BBQing!
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