This post has been sponsored by Karoun Dairies. All opinions expressed are my own.
When it's just too hot to turn the oven on, we've got you covered with this Fried Paneer Salad. Cubes of fried Paneer cheese are topped over a cool bed of romaine with assorted berries and sliced vegetables, warm croutons, shavings of Parmesan, and a light vinaigrette pulling it all together.
Salads have this reputation of being healthy and boring which isn't to say that some critics aren't necessarily wrong, but not all salads are created equal.
Sometimes salads can be the best part of a meal. I love a warm grain salad with toasted nuts and sauteed greens in the winter. It serves as a perfect and hearty side dish complimenting a heavy meal. Then in the summer, I find myself craving salads in any form be it fruit salads or bountiful kale bowls.
However, once in a while, a classic leafy green will do the trick.
Today we're revisiting a simple romaine toss but dressing it up just a bit so it feels a little more exciting especially on a night when it's too hot to cook and all you're serving for dinner is a leafy green platter. Well, this particular toss will leave you feeling completely satisfied and refreshed.
We begin by frying cubed Paneer. Now for those who are unfamiliar, Paneer is a mild, milky dense cheese. The consistency reminded me of tofu almost with the subtlety of mozzarella in terms of flavor. It's a really fabulous option for meatless meals.
For today's recipe I'm using Indian Style Paneer from Karoun Dairies which has a silky texture and is perfect for sweet or savory dishes. I breaded the cubes then gave them a quick pan fry, from there I simply assembled my salad with what I had on hand.
Tomatoes, radishes, sweet peas, corn- whatever is in harvest works. I tossed some blueberries in there to balance out all the flavors and bring a fresh sweetness to the meal as well.
Finally, a simple lemon and roasted garlic vinaigrette brought it all to life. So now you see, salads can be anything but boring.Print 0