Apple, Tomato And Grilled Paneer Salad With Orange-Mint Dressing
Last month we challenged ourselves with a sweet something made from a fruit and two kinds of nuts which I interpreted as Mango Fool with Chocolate Chip-Nut Meringue Cookies
For the salad:
  • 2 apples(I used Fuji ), chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2tsps lemon juice
  • 4 tomatoesmedium sized , chopped or sliced into thin rounds
  • 1 cucumbersmall , chopped or sliced into thin rounds
  • 200gm paneerpan grilled cubes (with a tsp of olive oil)
  • 2 to 3tbsps walnutschopped , lightly toasted
For the orange mint dressing:
  1. Prepare the dressing.
  2. In a small glass bow, whisk the orange juice and olive oil till well emulsified. Add the mint, salt and pepper. Mix again and refrigerate till required, if not serving the salad immediately.
  3. The pan-grill the paneer cubes.
  4. Heat one tsp of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Turn down the heat to medium and add the paneer cubes. Toss frequently till all the paneer cubes are uniformly grilled to a light brown colour. Remove to a plate and allow to cool.
  5. In the meanwhile, cut the apples and toss them in the lemon juice to prevent them from changing colour. Cut the tomatoes and cucumber into desired shapes and size. I personally dislike eating large pieces of raw vegetable, and so tend to cut mine a bit smaller than usual.
  6. Add the dressing and mix well so the pieces are coated with the dressing. Sprinkle the walnuts and serve immediately. Alternatively, do not add the walnuts but allow the salad to marinate in the dressing for about half an hour. Add the walnuts just before serving.
Recipe Notes

Please do take a look at what Alessio, Asha and Pamela posted for this challenge. Their “mint and seasonal vegetable/ fruit” preparations will be on their blogs in the next 24 to 48 hours, as we are all in different time zones.

The four of us go velveteering, as we like to call our monthly kitchen adventures, a new dish/ style of cooking/ cuisine every month. Each of us will share our recipes, experiences and verdicts on our blogs.

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