Vegetable, Fruit, and Paneer Salad

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.


Unknown said...

Delicious n healthy salad!`

Anonymous said...

Guess what is on my salad tomorrow- yes this "yummo" salad as Rachel Ray would put it! Absolutely fantastic! With so much fruit in the house this is such a nice way to extend the salad theme.

Savithri said...

I got to enjoy the salad you inspired mom to make. There was the delicious addition of clementines which are in season now.

Anonymous said...

This is so simple and easy.. I never thought of it. Will try tonight

ruchikacooks said...

Hi Kanchana,

Ruchikacooks here(cababge kofta)..Wanted to wish you all a very happy pongal.

Pushkala said...

Looks Delicious. I have to take a dish for a graduation party tomorrow. I was looking for some unusual, yet easy to make dish. I am so glad I found this one. I am definitely going food shopping today …I can’t wait to make this salad… I am sure all my health nut nieces will enjoy this.......Thanks. !!

paul said...

That salad looks healthy and delicious. Thanks a lot for sharing that recipe.

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Hemlata @ said...

this looks so nice and colorful will make it. It is a healthy salad for us. thanks for sharing.