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

This salad is a perfect meatless meal or side salad for summer. With grilled halloumi and charred corn, this pasta salad recipe is a must-make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 574kcal
Author: Kevin


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup fregola pasta or Israeli couscous
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 ears of corn husked
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 oz Halloumi cheese sliced lengthwise, ¾-inch thick
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup basil leaves coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup mint leaves coarsely chopped


  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar or more, if desired
  • ¼ cup olive oil


  • 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.


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