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Grilled Halloumi, Corn, and Fregola Salad in large black serving bowl
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Fregola Salad with Grilled Halloumi

Grilled halloumi fregola salad is a delicious combination of chewy fregola, sweet corn, grilled halloumi, and herbs in a lemony dressing.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 6
Author: Kevin


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup fregola pasta or Israeli couscous
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 4 ears of corn husked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz Halloumi cheese sliced lengthwise, ¾-inch thick
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup flat leaf parsley coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves coarsely chopped



  • Toast the walnuts in a small sauté pan over medium heat, tossing often, until golden brown and fragrant, 3 minutes. Let cool, then coarsely chop.
  • Cook fregola in a large pot of boiling salted water according to package directions. Drain, but do not rinse; spread out on a baking sheet to cool.
  • Set your grill on to medium-high heat. Rub corn with a tablespoon of oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning occasionally, until lightly charred and tender, 10 minutes or so depending on size of corn ears. Transfer to a platter and let cool.
  • Brush cheese with tablespoon oil and grill, turning once, until lightly charred on each side, about 5 minutes. Transfer to platter with corn and let cool.
  • Cut the kernels from corn cobs and place into a large bowl. Add green onions, parsley, basil, mint, walnuts, and fregola. Tear Halloumi into bite-size pieces. Add to bowl and toss to combine.
  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients (lemon juice, vinegar, and oil). Pour over salad and toss to mix thoroughly. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon, if desired.


Adapted from Bon Appetit recipe by Alison Roman.


Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 426mg | Iron: 2mg