Indian Inspired Summer Grilling

Posted on 02. Jul, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Summer is here !!

Try something different this summer.

Create an Indian inspired Salad to go with all your grilled meats. Eat Healthy and Happy Grilling!

















Grilled Avocado, Paneer, & Red Pepper Salad with Green Chilli Mint Dressing by Chef Hari Nayak


1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled

1Tbsp. chopped mint

1 Tbsp. chopped green chilies

2 tsp. chopped cilantro

3 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. kosher salt

Ground black pepper

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil


1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced

2 lemons, divided

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

2 Hass avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled

1/2 pound Paneer cheese, Thick slices (2in)

1 red pepper, cut in half and core removed

Salt and pepper

2 hearts of romaine, halved lengthwise

4 tomatoes, sliced into eight wedges

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese



To make dressing: In a food processor or a blender, combine avocado, mint, green chilli, cilantro, , lemon juice, salt, and pepper and process until very smooth, scraping down sides. With the motor running, add olive oil. Add enough cold water to make dressing pourable, about 3/4 cup. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To make salad: In a small bowl, toss onion with juice from 1 lemon and 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Set aside.

Preheat grill to medium heat. In a medium bowl, toss avocado halves , roasted red pepper and paneer cheese with 2 Tbsp. olive oil, juice of 1 lemon, and salt and pepper to taste. Grill cut side down until marks appear, about 1 minute. Remove from grill and set aside.

Brush cut side of romaine halves with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Grill cut side down until lettuce is slightly wilted and marks appear, 1 to 2 minutes.

Arrange the grilled avocados, paneer cheese, red pepper, grilled romaine, tomatoes, and marinated onions on a platter. Drizzle on some of the dressing, add salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve, passing extra dressing at the table.

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