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.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

1
small zucchini
1
cup shredded romaine lettuce
1/2
cup thinly sliced English (seedless) cucumber
1/2
cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut into quarters
1/2
cup thinly sliced red or yellow bell pepper strips
1/3
cup pitted kalamata olives, cut in half
4
fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Dash coarse (kosher or sea) salt
Dash freshly ground black pepper
8
oz halloumi cheese (not sliced)
8
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for soft tacos

  • 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

Halloumi cheese is a firm white cheese made from sheep's milk. It browns and keeps its shape when grilled.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Taco
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
470mg
470%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
8g
8%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.