Healthy and deliciously warm, this Broccoli and Paneer Salad has a Peanut dressing which adds a nutty flavor and creamy texture.

Broccoli and Paneer Salad

Broccoli and Paneer (Indian Cottage cheese) is my favorite combination, and I have shared another recipe with these, on the blog: Air-fried Broccoli Paneer Bites. In this salad, I add peanut dressing, which will make this salad mouth-watering. If you are planning to start eating warm salads for meals, this can be your starting point. Please give it a try. 

Also, this Broccoli and Paneer salad is low in carbohydrates so forms a perfect snack if you are looking for managing blood sugar levels. Find other low-carb snacks, which may work well for gestational diabetes here. 

Why eat Salads?

Salads can be filling, customizable, rich in fiber; one can add seeds and nuts to add healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. Above all, they don’t necessarily have to be boring. One can customize them with ingredients per one’s palate and, at the same time, leverage health benefits. So the best salad is the one you will have!

Add your favorite seeds and nuts to your salad to add healthy fats, which also keep you full for longer.

How to start eating Salads?

1. Start small; don’t replace the entire meal.
2. Add more dressing if you like, as long as it is not unhealthy.
3. Add one or two ingredients that you love. 

Broccoli and Paneer Salad

Health Benefits for Broccoli and Paneer Salad

Paneer/Cottage Cheese is rich in Protein, Calcium, and very low in CarbohydratesBroccoli, on the other hand, is rich in fiber, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K and, again, has very low Carbohydrates. Due to its overall low carb-content, this snack put together is excellent for someone trying to manage Diabetes. The fact that it uses negligible oil makes it an even better recipe to add to our snack list. 

How to make Broccoli and Paneer Salad Vegan?

Please replace paneer (Indian cottage cheese) with Tofu to make this salad Vegan. I like extra-firm Tofu to replace Paneer. 

How to make Broccoli and Paneer Salad?

Step-by-Step Instructions

Serves:

2

Ready In:

20 minutes

Diet: 

Gluten-Free

Ingredients

  •  1 cup broccoli florets

  • 1 cup paneer cubes or Extra-firm Tofu cubes for Vegan

  • 1 teaspoon roasted and ground flax seeds

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil (optional)

  • 1 teaspoon ghee or plant-based oil for Vegan

  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds

    Dressing

  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt

  • 1-inch ginger

  • 1/4 cup water

Step 1: Preparing the peanut dressing

Add roasted peanuts, lemon juice, Himalayan salt, ginger, water to a blender to grind, and form a sauce-like paste.

Step 2: Prepare Broccoli and Paneer
  1. On a stovetop, put a pan on medium heat. Now, add ghee/plant-based oil. When hot, add paneer/tofu cubes; let them roast until brown. 
  2. Please remove them and keep them aside. 
  3. In the pan, add ghee and carom seeds. When they sputter, add broccoli florets and let them roast when brown. Please keep them in a bowl.
Step 2: Prepare the Salad:

In a bowl, add Broccoli florets, Paneer cubes and sprinkle the peanut dressing, sesame seeds, and roasted flax seeds. Add olive oil if you choose to, and serve warm.

★ Tried this recipe? Please give a rating by clicking the stars below, under the picture. ★
Broccoli and Paneer Salad
Print Pin
3.5 from 2 votes

Broccoli and Paneer Salad

Healthy and delicious, this warm Broccoli and Paneer Salad is rich and light. The Peanut dressing adds a nutty flavor and creamy texture.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Indian
Keyword healthy salads
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 623kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Broccoli Florets
  • 1 cup Paneer cubes
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Flax seeds roasted and ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil optional
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or plant based oil

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Prepare the peanut-ginger dressing.

  • Add roasted peanuts, lemon juice, Himalayan salt, ginger, water to a blender to grind, and form a sauce-like paste.

Prepare Broccoli and Paneer

  • On a stovetop, put a pan on medium heat. Now, add ghee/plant-based oil. When hot, add paneer cubes; let them roast until brown. 
  • Please remove them and keep them aside. 
  • In the pan, add ghee and carom seeds. When they sputter, add broccoli florets and let them roast when brown. Please keep them in a bowl. 

Prepare the Salad

  • In a bowl, add Broccoli florets, Paneer cubes and sprinkle the peanut dressing, sesame seeds, and roasted flax seeds. Add olive oil if you choose to, and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1463mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 283IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 591mg | Iron: 1mg
Disclaimer: I use WP Recipe maker for Nutrition Value calculation and are the best estimates using the plugin. Please use your nutritional value calculator if you have one.

Watch Recipe Video: Broccoli and Paneer Salad

Please Sign up to get the updates!