Dairy Farmers of Canada

Grilled spiced Paneer

Our dietitians' favourite

This simple dish is the kind of thing you can almost instantly pull out of your sleeve and that stuns people into delicious silence.

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
Yields 8 Servings
grilled spiced paneer


  • 1 pkg (12 oz – 350 g) Canadian Paneer
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) zaatar (thyme, sesame, sumac, salt, dill, fennel, cumin, oregano)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 halved orange
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh parsley chopped
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Barbecue method:

Preheat grill to high heat.With a k

nife, make a few shallow cuts in the surface of the Paneer. Coat cheese with zaatar, pushing spice mixture into the cuts. Season with salt and pepper.

Thread cherry tomatoes onto skewers.

Place Paneer on the grill and cook on all sides. Grill tomatoes and orange halves.

Transfer cheese and tomatoes to a serving plate and squeeze orange halves over top; sprinkle with parsley.  

Serve hot as an appetizer in the centre of the table with pita bread or slices of grilled baguette.

Oven method:

Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).

Place cheese, tomatoes and orange halves in an oven-safe baking dish and cook for 7–10 minutes on each side to brown well.


Cheese alternatives: Canadian Halloumi, Queso Fresco cheese.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 142 Calories
Protein: 11 g
Carbohydrate: 4 g
Fat: 10 g
Fibre: 0.7 g
Sodium: 82 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 30 % / 335 mg
Riboflavin: 24 %
Vitamin B12: 37 %
Vitamin C: 17 %
Zinc: 15 %