Avocado, prawn & fennel cocktails

Avocado, prawn & fennel cocktails

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(6 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
A modern, lighter version of the retro starter, prawn cocktail

Nutrition and extra info

  • Dairy-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal223
  • fat18g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.91g
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For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 segmented orange, plus the juice from the trimmings



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

For the salad

  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed, halved and finely sliced

    Fennel bulb

    Like Marmite, fennel is something that you either love or hate - its strong aniseed flavour…

  • 1 avocado, quartered, peeled and sliced



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

  • 200g cooked king prawn



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

  • 3 spring onion, sliced

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 55g bag wild rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…


  1. Make the dressing by mixing the oil and citrus juices together in a small bowl with some salt and pepper, then set aside.

  2. In a bowl, toss all the other ingredients, except the rocket, together with the orange segments and half of the dressing. Scatter the rocket leaves into 4 Martini glasses or small bowls, pile the salad into the centre, then drizzle with the remaining dressing just before serving.

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Comments (6)

bacon-n-egg's picture

Made this the second christmas as a starter and it works. Leftovers the next day are also a bonus. Light, refreshing and easy to make in the morning. Highly recommended!

dorisk's picture

This is a good starter for a dinner party, easy to make and flavour combo's very good. Thought the fennel would overpower, but it doesn't. Its also an attractive presentation if put in glass dishes, as on photo, if you have any.

candycrowe's picture

I made this when we had friends round for dinner and it was delicious! I was slightly dubious about the flavour combinations but it really was very tasty : ) This recipe gets 5 stars!

leonie123's picture

I have made this many times now, as a starter to a dinner party and as a light suppe. It is always good and received well. I have not changed anything as it is fantastic as it is.

leonie123's picture

I tried this out as a starter for a dinner party and everybody loved it. It is really easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. My husband loves it as a light evening supper dish.

likesnicefood's picture

I made this today exactly as the recipe, I was cooking for my best friend and her husband. It was gorgeous and everyone loved it. Well worth making. A great recipe.

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