Charred Corn & Tomato Salad with Halloumi Cheese

Sweet summer corn and tomatoes are elevated with a fragrant tarragon dressing and flavor-packed halloumi cheese. The firm Mediterranean cheese holds up well to heat, making it ideal for grilling. Look for halloumi in the deli section of your supermarket – it’s often sold alongside feta and bocconcini.

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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
30 min


  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon
  • 2½ tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 8 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 ears corn, husked
  • 4 oz halloumi cheese, cut in ¼-inch-thick slices
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced


  1. Heat a grill to medium-high and brush grates with cooking oil. Place lemon halves, cut sides down, on grill. Close lid and grill until lemon is grill-marked, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool enough to handle. Squeeze juice from lemon into a small bowl; discard lemon.
  2. Prepare dressing: In a small food processor, blend lemon juice, tarragon, 1½ tbsp olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Brush tomatoes, corn and halloumi all over with remaining 1 tbsp olive oil. Place corn on grill. Close lid and grill, turning often, until bright yellow and grill-marked, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool enough to handle.
  4. Meanwhile, place halloumi on grill. Close lid and grill, turning once, until grill-marked, about 4 minutes. Place tomatoes, cut side down, on grill. Close lid and grill, without turning, until slightly softened and grill-marked, about 2 minutes.
  5. Halve each tomato piece lengthwise to make wedges. Cut kernels from corn. Divide tomatoes and avocado among plates. Top with corn, halloumi, onion and dressing.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 2 cups
  • Calories 318
  • Carbohydrate Content 21 g
  • Cholesterol Content 18 mg
  • Fat Content 23.5 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 11 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 7 g
  • Sodium Content 510 mg
  • Sugar Content 7.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 13 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 2.5 g