Greek Grilled Cheese Tacos

This Mediterranean-inspired dish reinvents the familiar grilled cheese sandwich in taco form. Grilled Greek halloumi cheese, fresh veggies and herbs are stuffed in a flour tortilla for a portable, fun new take on the sandwich.
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30 Minutes Total
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8 Servings


Ingredient List
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 small zucchini
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 cup (250 mL) shredded romaine lettuce
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup (125 mL) thinly sliced English (seedless) cucumber
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup (125 mL) cherry or grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/2 cup (125 mL) thinly sliced red or yellow bell pepper strips
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1/3 cup (75 mL) pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 4 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 2 tbsp (25 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Dash coarse (kosher or sea) salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon Dash freshly ground black pepper
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 8 oz (250 g) halloumi cheese (not sliced)
  • Small check mark in a circle icon 8 Old El Paso* Medium Flour Tortillas
Preparation
  1. Trim ends from zucchini. Use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin ribbons of zucchini. For veggie filling, place zucchini ribbons, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives and basil in large bowl. For dressing, in small bowl, beat oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper with whisk; pour over vegetable mixture, and toss to coat.
  2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut block of cheese in half horizontally to form 2 blocks. Place both blocks of cheese directly on grill over high heat. Cook uncovered 4 to 6 minutes, turning once, until browned. Remove from grill. Cut each grilled cheese block into 12 cubes to make 24 cubes.
  3. Heat tortillas on grill about 30 seconds or until warm, turning once. Fill tortillas with veggie filling, and top with grilled cheese.
Expert Tips
  • Did You Know? : Halloumi cheese is a firm white cheese made from sheep's milk. It browns and keeps its shape when grilled.