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Grilled Cheese Tacos

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Photo by Chelsea Kyle, Food Styling by Rhoda Boone
  • Active Time

    25 minutes

  • Total Time

    25 minutes

Salty, smoky grilled halloumi is the star of this tasty, satisfying vegetarian option for the grill.


Serves 4

Olive oil
2 ears of corn, husked
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 small red onion, cut into ¼"-thick rings
1 pound halloumi or other grilling cheese, sliced into 16 planks (about ½"-thick)
8 small corn tortillas
Sliced avocado, fresh tomato salsa, cilantro, and lime wedges (for serving)

Step 1

Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high heat; generously oil grates.

Step 2

Lightly brush corn with oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss onion with oil in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Grill both, turning often, until tender and charred in spots, 10–15 minutes for corn and 4–5 minutes for onions. Let corn cool slightly. Cut kernels from cobs and transfer to a medium bowl.

Step 3

Brush cheese with oil, season with salt and pepper, and grill, turning once, until charred and warmed through, about 2 minutes per side.

Step 4

Warm tortillas in a microwave or on cooler area of grill until soft and pliable. Divide cheese among tortillas, then top with corn, onion, avocado, salsa, and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges alongside.

How would you rate Grilled Cheese Tacos?

  • My partner is not the biggest fan of tacos, but they love cheese and have been advocating for halloumi for a while. I was dubious, but made the recipe and it was fantastic! It is important to eat the cheese while it is fresh off the grill; it loses a little something as it cools.

    • kjwitbeck

    • Hudson, MA

    • 8/22/2019

  • Que delicioso! I also offered a mixture of sour cream and fresh lime juice on the side. Very good.

    • amylo

    • Ridgewood, NJ

    • 7/17/2019

  • I grew up eating Old El Paso tacos. I've been trying different kinds of tacos in the search for something my S.O. would like. After seven years, we found it. This was, by far, my S.O.'s favorite taco. We tried some seasoned black beans with it and it was amazing!

    • kjwitbeck

    • Metrowest MA

    • 7/14/2019

  • I charred some canned corn in a skillet to simplify the preparation. Nice unexpected combination of flavors on taco night!

    • pumpkinsee

    • Hong Kong

    • 5/27/2017

  • I really liked these. Did it by the book except for cutting it in half and using thawed frozen corn (just tossed it in the frying pan to toast it a bit). Nice combo of salty -sweet!

    • laah1

    • Surf CHutHuntinSurf City, USA

    • 3/5/2017

  • This isn't a review of the recipe, but a comment the comments. A taco is is a corn or flour tortilla with a filling. It can be anything. Here's a definition: A taco is a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling. A taco can be made with a variety of fillings, including beef, pork, chicken, seafood, vegetables, and cheese, allowing for great versatility and variety. Come down off your high horse and drop your food snob attitude.

    • pullapint

    • 3/4/2017

  • Put anything in a tortilla and someone will call it a taco!

    • Anonymous

    • 3/4/2017

  • This is not a comment on his recipe , but rather a question as to how on earth this could be called a taco.

    • barton6

    • 3/4/2017

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