Cheese Paneer Fruit Salad

A quick, healthy and absolutely delicious fruit and cheese salad that will please every palate This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Cheese Paneer Fruit Salad

Main Ingredients Feta cheese, Cottage cheese (paneer)
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 0-5 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Cheese Paneer Fruit Salad

  • 200 grams Feta cheese
  • 200 grams Cottage cheese (paneer)
  • 10 Red grapes halved and seeded
  • 1/2 cup Watermelon balls
  • 1/2 Kiwi
  • 4 tablespoons Honey
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Black peppercorns crushed
  • 2 Lemons
  • 3 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 6 + to garnish Fresh basil leaves
  • to garnish Watermelon 1/2
  • 8-10 Readymade canape shells
  • to garnish Small watermelon cubes
  • to garnish Fresh mint leaves
  • to garnish Whole red grapes


  1. Cut 150 grams feta cheese into medium sized cubes and transfer into a mixing bowl. Set aside remaining cheese.
  2. Cut 150 grams cottage into cubes and add to the feta cheese cubes and mix lightly. Set aside remaining cottage cheese.
  3. Add the 7 red grapes and watermelon balls. Cut ½ kiwi into cubes and add into bowl.
  4. To make the dressing, take honey in another bowl, add salt, black pepper, juice of 2 lemons and olive oil and mix well.
  5. Pour 2 ladles of dressing over salad ingredients in the other bowl and mix gently till all the ingredients are well coated. Tear 2-3 basil leaves and add.
  6. Cut ¼ watermelon into thin semi-circular slices. Arrange these slices on the outer edge of a circular serving plate with the curved part facing outwards. Transfer half the salad in the centre of the plate. Garnish with 3 basil leaves and remaining halved and seeded red grapes and serve.
  7. Add the remaining cottage cheese and feta cheese cubes to the remaining dressing, crumble them and mix well.
  8. Arrange the canapé shells on the worktop, put some of the cheese-dressing mixture in each and keep these on a serving plate.
  9. Cut a few triangular slices from the remaining watermelon and arrange them all around the canapés. Garnish each canapé with 1-2 watermelon cubes and mint leaves. Keep one whole red grape between the watermelon triangles. Serve immediately.