Asian prawn & pineapple salad

Asian prawn & pineapple salad

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This no-cook main course salad can just be tossed together and served on its own, or with steamed rice or boiled noodles

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition:

  • kcal202
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre3g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 1 small pineapple or 350g pineapple chunks
    Pineapple

    Pineapple

    pine-ap-pel

    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 140g beansprout
  • 250g cooked king prawn
  • ½ cucumber, peeled, deseeded and sliced on the angle
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • handful mint leaves, very roughly chopped
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 50g unsalted cashew, toasted if you like
    Cashew

    Cashew

    ka-shoo

    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

For the dressing

  • ½ red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp golden caster sugar
  • juice 2 limes
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1½ tsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

Method

  1. Mash the chilli, garlic and sugar to a paste using a pestle and mortar or small processor. Stir in the lime juice and fish sauce, then set aside.

  2. Peel, quarter, core and slice the pineapple at an angle. Toss with beansprouts, prawns, cucumber and tomato and some of the dressing. Pile into bowls and scatter with mint and cashews. Drizzle with the rest of the dressing and serve.

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Comments (3)

catie74's picture

Really don't like mint at all so used coriander instead. Delicious low calorie meal which all the family loved. Kids had theirs with rice

laurahawkhead's picture
5

Really fresh salad which received lots of compliments. Definitely worth toasting the cashews!

gowri_j's picture
4

Great way to use up these ingredients, next time I'd probably griddle the prawns alongside the cashew nuts but what a simple yet filling salad. We had this with egg noodles too and a touch of sweet chilli sauce for dinner.

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