Asian Prawn Salad

Asian Prawn Salad

Course: Christmas and New Year, Lunch, Soup and Light Dinners
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anna Bloomfield
This Asian prawn salad is a fantastic, light starter option for Christmas day. It takes no cooking, is quick and easy to prepare and brings some big flavours to the Christmas dinner table.
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Ingredients

For the salad

  • 1 large cucumber
  • 200 g (2/3 cup) cooked and peeled king prawns
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves
  • 1 handful fresh coriander leaves

For the dressing

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 thumb size piece of fresh ginger (peeled and finely grated)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • A pinch of salt

To serve

  • 1 lemon cut into quarters

Instructions

For the salad

  • Top and tail the cucumber, slice in half along its length then turn it on its side.
  • Using a speed peeler, and working from one end to the other in one long motion, peel the cucumber into thin ribbons. Arrange on the plates.
  • Divide the prawns between the plates.
  • Tear up and scatter over the mint and coriander leaves.

For the dressing

  • Mix all the ingredients together thoroughly. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.

To serve

  • Spoon the dressing over the salad, garnish with the lemon quarter and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g (2%) | Protein: 11g (22%) | Fat: 21g (32%) | Saturated Fat: 3g (15%) | Cholesterol: 126mg (42%) | Sodium: 643mg (27%) | Potassium: 188mg (5%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1.8% | Vitamin C: 22.7% | Calcium: 9% | Iron: 9%

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