The healthy salads continue with this colorful vegetable, fruit, and paneer salad. You have read correctly that there are vegetebles and fruits and paneer in this salad! The picture was taken on a bright summer day, when the vegetables and fruits were at their best in season. The key to this salad is finely chopping up all the vegetables, and fruits in a uniform size. You can take out the paneer, and chat masala seasoning, and serve just fresh vegetables and fruits like a 'kosumalli' seasoned with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I find that the simple seasoning really brings out the taste of the vegetables. The basis of this salad are the carrot and tomato, and to this you can add any combination of vegetables and fruits that you have on hand. You can increase the protein content by adding nuts, and sprouts.
The credit for this recipe goes to my MIL who apparently was inspired to add fruit to her salads by my FIL!
Vegetable, Fruit, and Paneer Salad
serves 2 people
2 carrots, peeled and finely diced
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup tbsp finely diced fruit such as peach, pear, apple, plum, or grape
2 tbsp pomegranate (optional)
1/4 cup diced cucumber
1/2 cup paneer diced, mixed with chat masala powder
2 tbsp of finely chopped almonds (optional)
handful of chopped cilantro
juice of 1/2 small lime
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients together, and serve fresh.