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Freekeh-licious Corn and Tomato Salad | Craving Something Healthy

Freekeh-licious Corn and Tomato Salad {Meatless Monday}

All the best flavors of summer in every bite
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword corn, dinner salads, tomatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 265kcal
Author Craving Something Healthy


  • 1 cup freekeh cooked according to package directions, seasoned with 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ears of fresh corn husked
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes sliced in half
  • 4 medium-heat peppers roasted and cut into dice-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 3 scallions chopped
  • 2 avocados cut into diced size pieces
  • 4 ounces cotija cheese crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Let the cooked freekeh cool to room temperature. Place it in a large mixing bowl.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high heat, and grill corn for about 8 minutes, or until lightly charred on all sides. Remove from grill and let cool.
  • With a sharp knife, remove the kernels from the corn cob, and place in the bowl with the freekeh.
  • Add the sliced tomatoes, and diced peppers to the bowl.
  • Add the cilantro and scallions, and lightly toss everything to mix well.
  • Add the avocado and cotija cheese and lightly stir to toss all ingredients.
  • Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate up to 4 hours before serving.


Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 697mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 66.7mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1.5mg