Grilled corn salad with paneer

Grilled corn salad with paneer

50 min
Enjoy a delightful grilled corn salad with paneer – a wonderful salad that packs a flavourful punch. The combination of smoky paprika, sweet corn, and tangy cheese is a real hit among salad lovers. With irresistible slices of sourdough bread, this incredible dish is bound to impress any guests you have over for dinner. It is sweet, it is fresh, and it is indulgent. Meet your new easy-to-make favourite salad.


  • Dice paneer cheese into pieces about 2x2 cm.
  • Mix the ingredients for the marinade and add the diced paneer cheese. Leave in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  • Mix the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry corn kernels over high heat until golden brown. Stir in butter and season with paprika and salt.
  • Divide bread into coarse pieces and fry in butter until golden. Mix with the fried corn on a large platter.
  • Fry the marinated paneer cheese in butter until it starts to colour. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with lemon zest and juice.
  • Top the corn salad with cooked paneer cheese, diced tomatoes, and crumbled white cheese. Serve with lime dressing.

Since the cooking process involves the bread being fried, you can easily give a second wind to day-old sourdough bread. That way, the bread will be toasty, crunchy, and tasty, and you get to use your leftovers.


Make sure to keep a close eye on your paneer cheese as it cooks rather quickly. Frying the paneer in the pan with butter will caramelise its exterior and enhance its natural sweetness but frying it too intensely will burn it.


Paneer cheese
1 pack
Butter for frying
Lemon, juice and finely grated zest
Lemon, juice and finely grated zest
1 tbsp
Garlic clove, pressed
Salt and black pepper
Lime dressing
250 g
Lime fruit, juice and finely grated zest
Liquid honey
2 tsp
Salt and black pepper
Frozen corn kernels
450 g
1 tbsp
25 g
Smoked paprika
2 tsp
Salt and pepper
½ tsp
Sourdough bread
3 slices
Tomatoes, diced
White cheese
200 g

Prepare a flavourful grilled corn salad with paneer

You cannot go wrong with the delicious grilled corn salad with paneer. Frying the frozen corn kernels over high heat will make them beautifully golden brown, and with added salt and paprika, the corn will give the dish a grilled, smoky feel. Topped with diced tomatoes and white cheese, the salad with grilled corn never strays into overly sweet territory. The two ingredients make up a fresh and tangy combination and add a softness that creates a great contrast in texture. That way, every bite is a discovery of flavours and consistencies.

Enjoy the flavour of marinated paneer

Paneer is great but marinated paneer is on another level. When marinated, the paneer is infused with zesty notes of lemon and mild, caramelised sweetness from the cooked garlic. The combination allows for a creamy texture full of strong flavours that pair well with the sweetness of the grilled corn.

Crunchy texture with toasted sourdough bread

The secret weapon in this grilled corn salad with paneer is the toasted sourdough bread with an indelible crunchy texture. The irresistible crunch that comes from a big bite is a delightful contrast to the creamy paneer and grilled corn. From the cooking process, the bread gets a golden-brown crust creating a mouth-watering sight and a satisfyingly crispy texture. Frying the bread in butter allows it to soak up some of the golden goodness until it slightly caramelises, giving it its rich flavour and tasty crunch.

Serve with a refreshing lime dressing

Serve the grilled corn with a refreshing lime dressing to add a cool, bright touch. Made with yogurt, lime, and honey, this delicious addition to your grilled corn with paneer has been carefully crafted to add contrast to the sweetness of the dish. The tangy lime juice and floral, sweet honey make up a nuanced flavour base bound together by the thick and fresh yogurt. Drizzle the dressing generously over the salad to enhance the flavour experience and make every bite feel like heaven. It is the perfect finishing touch to an already incredible dish.

If you like delicious salad recipes, we recommend you try a few more of our great options. For example, a lentil salad with croutons or a quinoa salad with chicken. Both feature flavourful croutons for a crunchy touch.

Experiment with the ingredients

Unleash your creativity by experimenting with ingredients of your choice. If you enjoy the creamy texture of the paneer and white cheese and want to boost the texture of the salad even more, consider adding a small portion of sliced avocado to the mix. Avocado adds richness and creaminess that balances out the smoky flavours of the corn and paneer.

Red pepper is also a popular choice for salads. It adds a crunch and freshness if you just dice and add it to the salad, but it can also provide extra depth if grilled alongside the corn.

Spice up the salad by using mild chilli with your seasoning. Paprika and chilli powder work wonderfully together, but you can also experiment with fresh chilli or jalapeños. The combination will add a kick to your salad, but you can always adjust the intensity depending on the spice tolerance of you and your guests.