Grilled Melon, Halloumi & Brussel Skewers

Fruit and cheese skewers with watermelon, tomato, Halloumi cheese, Brussels sprouts, and fresh basil, in a grapefruit white wine marinade. Pair it with a SIP Certified canned wine.
A Jerry James Stone Recipe


Appetizer, Side Dish


Spicy Grapefruit & Wine Marinade

  • ¼ cup red grapefruit juice
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Melon, Halloumi & Brussel Skewers

  • 4 cups watermelon, 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cups honeydew, 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups cantaloupe, 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup jicama, 1-inch cubes
  • 2 roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 8 ounces Halloumi, 1-inch cubes
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • ½ cup Brussels sprout leaves
Jump to instructions
Yields 10 skewers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • Whisk together ¼ cup grapefruit juice, ¼ vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, ⅛ teaspoon pepper, and ¼ teaspoon pepper flakes.
  • Set aside.
  • Add 1-inch cubes of the following – 4 cups watermelon, 4 cups honeydew, 2 cups cantaloupe, and 1 cup jicama – to a container with the Spicy Grapefruit & Wine Marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, stirring once or twice.
  • Assemble the skewers with the melons and jicama, and cubes of 2 tomatoes, 8 ounces of Halloumi cheese, and the fresh leaves from ½ cup basil, and ½ cup Brussels sprouts, alternating between the ingredients.
  • Use the grill of your choice – I used my indoor Le Creuset – which I LOVE. I brushed it with some olive oil before warming the pan.
  • Grill the skewers on one side for about 5 minutes. Flip them over and grill for another 5 minutes. So you are just grilling 2 sides.
  • You may have to adjust grilling time to get a good sear. I suggested experimenting with 1 skewer to start.
  • Enjoy with a canned SIP certified wine!

Storage Tips:

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How to Store Olive Oil

Keep olive oil at room temperature away from light and heat. Stored this way, it will keep for up to 2 years.

How to Store Basil

Keep fresh basil in a jar stored like cut flowers. First trim the end and then cover jar with a bag. Keep in a shaded part of the kitchen at room temperature. This works for many herbs but others should be refrigerated.

Jerry’s Hacks:

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Boost Basil Flavor

When adding basil to hot dishes, like marinara, add it at the end. When adding to fresh dishes, place it in one hand and spank it with the other.

Choosing a Watermelon

Pick watermelons that are uniform in size. A creamy yellowish spot on the skin indicates it was picked at the right time and the skin should have a dull finish.