Asian prawn & quinoa salad

Asian prawn & quinoa salad

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2

This fresh salad is 3 of your 5-a-day. With zingy lime and a hit of chilli heat, it's also a great introduction to quinoa if you haven't tried it before

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal305
  • fat14g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre7g
  • protein19g
  • salt1.5g
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    For the salad

    • 60g quinoa



      Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

    • 150g cooked shelled prawns



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

    • 1 small avocado, stoned and sliced



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

    • ¼ cucumber, halved and sliced
    • 50g watercress



      With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

    • 100g cherry tomatoes, halved

    For the dressing

    • finely grated zest and juice 1 large lime



      The same shape, but smaller than…

    • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
      Spring onions

      Spring onion

      sp-ring un-yun

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

    • 1 tsp wheat-free tamari



      Tamari is a Japanese version of soy sauce, the main difference being that it contains little or…

    • handful coriander, chopped
    • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
      Rapeseed oil

      Rapeseed oil

      If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

    • ½ tsp maple syrup
      Maple syrup

      Maple syrup

      may-pul sir-rup

      The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree


    1. Boil the quinoa in a small pan for 15 mins until the grains are tender and look like they have burst. Drain well and tip into a bowl. Meanwhile, make the dressing: mix the lime zest and juice and the chilli in a bowl.

    2. Stir half the dressing into the quinoa with the spring onions, tamari and half the coriander. Stir in all the salad vegetables, then spoon onto two serving plates.

    3. Stir the oil and maple syrup into the remaining dressing and toss in the prawns. Spoon onto the quinoa salad and scatter over the coriander to serve.

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    Comments, questions and tips

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    6th Sep, 2017
    26th Jun, 2017
    Tasty salad. I doubled the quantities and used frozen prawns. I think fresh would be better as they were slightly chewy and needed seasoning (I used lemon, garlic and chilli). I also cooked the quinoa with vegetable stock and stirred in fresh peas which worked really well.
    8th May, 2017
    Very nice salad that's easy to make. It is very expensive if buying all the ingredients especially for this recipe.
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