Watermelon, prawn & avocado salad

Watermelon, prawn & avocado salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Too hot to cook? This superhealthy salad makes a refreshing light lunch or starter

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
179
protein
13g
carbs
14g
fat
8g
saturates
1g
fibre
2g
sugar
13g
salt
0.91g

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small red chilli, finely chopped
  • juice 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp rice or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • watermelon wedge, deseeded and diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • small bunch coriander leaves, chopped
  • 200g cooked tiger prawns, defrosted if frozen

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Method

  1. Put the onion in a medium bowl with the garlic, chilli, lime juice, vinegar, sugar and some seasoning. Leave to marinate for 10 mins.
  2. Add the watermelon, avocado, coriander and prawns, then toss gently to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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natheliemeng's picture

This is a such delicious salad! Simple and perfect for the hot summer.

cookiecat's picture

We had this for lunch today - we had doubts about the flavour combinations beforehand but it was absolutely delicious and perfect for a hot day.

fleeeur's picture
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did this recipe as a starter for a dinner party and it was a hit... very refreshing and original!

karagourlay's picture
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I add spinach or rocket to bulk it out.

karagourlay's picture
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Really tasty recipe and very easy to make! I add spinach or rocket to bulk it out a bit.

ebrierley's picture
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Absolutely delicious. What a great mix of fresh flavours. I made this last night for some friends who were blown away by it. I took note of an earlier comment and halved the chili, which was perfect. We will definitely be making this one again.

jcurle's picture
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Have to disagree with all the positive ratings. I was very disappointed with this recipe. Although it tasted ok, I found the dressing a bit watery and lacking body. I doubt if I will make it again.

lauralarsen's picture
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This is the first time I have bothered to make a comment but couldn't resist as this meal is incredible! It's easy to make and so unique. It seems like an odd combination but tastes like a 5* meal. Try it!

innkeeperyocci's picture

Lovely refreshing salad. I added a little more water melon, salad leaves and pomegranate seeds to bulk out a bit more. Highly recommended.

monkeyjungle's picture
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I made this last week and it was a great success and I am not even that keen on watermelon! Heeding previous advice, I halved the amount of chilli. I also used spring onions instead of the red onion which worked well. I am going to try upping the dressing by 50% next time as it wasn't very evident although it did bring out the flavours of the other ingredients well. For a more substantial meal, I think it would be tasty with some thin rice noodles.

elizabethr's picture
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Really surprised me as totally delicious flavours.

nadinus's picture
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Absolutely delicious flavours, the amount of chilli is ridiculous though! I made this for my family, it was difficult to appreciate the taste when we were having to gargle water after every mouthful.

Will definitely make this again but using just a fraction of the chilli!

bethyoung's picture
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I have made this recipe 3 times in the last month. It is absolutely spectacular. The flavours are so unique and complement each other beautifully. Great for a Thai bbq or just for a lunch with friends!

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