Prawn, grapefruit & avocado salad

Prawn, grapefruit & avocado salad

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A side or main, this versatile salad combines classic flavours with a fresh twist

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal0
  • fat16g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs17g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre5g
  • protein14g
  • salt1.39g
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium rustic loaf, torn into big chunks
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 2 large pink grapefruit s
    Grapefruit

    Grapefruit

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    Named for the fact that the fruits grow in grape-like bunches, grapefruits are the largest…

  • 2 avocado
    Avocado

    Avocado

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    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 4 Little Gem lettuce
  • 200g bag cooked large prawn, defrosted if frozen
    Prawn

    Prawn

    praw-n

    There are thousands of different species of prawn, but tiger, king and North Atlantic are the…

  • 3 tbsp Thai sweet chilli sauce

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7 and put the bread chunks onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tsp of the oil, rub in with your hands, season, then bake for 10 mins until golden and crisp.

  2. While the croûtons bake, cut the peel and pith away from the grapefruit, then cut out the segments, dropping them into the bowl as you go. Squeeze the juice from the heart of one of the grapefruit into a separate smaller bowl.

  3. Peel, stone and slice the avocados and separate the leaves of the lettuce. Add to the segments along with the prawns. Whisk the sweet chilli sauce and remaining 1 tsp oil into the grapefruit juice, then season to taste. Once the croûtons are ready, cool for a few mins, then toss with the rest of the salad. Put onto plates and drizzle with the sweet chilli dressing to serve.

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Comments (6)

mrsjroberts's picture
5

Lovely fresh salad. I omit the croutons and add a little more extra virgin olive oil and fresh diced red chilli instead of the sweet chilli sauce to make it a little more bikini diet friendly!
Serving again tonight - yum!

bonnebouffe's picture
5

Light and delicious - the sweet chilli sauce adds a very tasty tang. Serves four as a side dish or starter, two as a main course.

samanzana's picture
4

I adjusted this recipe slightly, by replacing the chilli sauce with a good drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Seasoning AND replacing the bread/crutons with Roasted Pine Nuts, which works better for my personal taste and it was delicious and now a regular salad on my Spring/Summer menu :)

pootle1980's picture

Looking forward to trying this. We are in a bit of a prawn salad rut :-) so off to get grapefruit tomorrow

carhal's picture
5

If there was a 10 star rating this recipe would get it. Fresh and light with amazing flavour combinations.

adgwarter's picture

fanstastic recipe must try

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