Crunchy Asian cabbage & prawn salad

Crunchy Asian cabbage & prawn salad

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins


Serves 4 - 6
This no-cook main course is packed full of good-for-you ingredients

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal198
  • fat7g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars16g
  • fibre4g
  • protein18g
  • salt3.18g
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  • 250g/9oz Chinese cabbage
  • 175g/60z white cabbage



    The cabbage, or brassica, family is huge, and includes everything from the familiar red, white…

  • 2 celery sticks



    A collection of long, thick, juicy stalks around a central, tender heart, celery ranges in…

  • 2 carrots



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • small handful mint, chopped



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

  • small handful coriander, chopped
  • 200g cooked large peeled prawn



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

  • 4 tbsp roasted peanut, chopped

For the dressing

  • 1-2 small red chillies, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
    Fish sauce

    Fish sauce

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


  1. Shred the cabbages, celery and carrot finely on a mandolin or grate them on the largest holes on a grater. Add the mint and coriander to the vegetables along with the prawns. Toss everything together.

  2. Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together. Dress the salad and tip it into a bowl, sprinkle over the peanuts and serve straight away.

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3rd Aug, 2016
Delicious as it is although I use thai basic instead of mint as I don't like mint. Also great steamed salmon on top
29th May, 2015
This is an absolutely gorgeous salad. Delicious! I could eat this every day and not get bored.
4th May, 2014
Took me a while to get round to cooking this as it looked a bit dull but it is Delicious! my friend and i and had three helpings as it is light and very tasty. Great if on a diet and looking for something yummy . Any grilled fish/seafood can go on top too.
2nd Jan, 2013
Simply delicious salad. Did for boxing day as part of a buffet & everyone loved it including the kids! Used bok choi instead of Chinese cabbage.
16th Oct, 2012
Delicious! Light and fresh. Didnt have any prawns so just baked a piece of salmon with some fish sauce, lime and ginger. Yum Yum!
15th Mar, 2012
This was simply divine! Added some squids with the prawns and shredded basil instead of coriander! My first Vietnamese venture and it was lovely - so fresh, fragrant and full of flavours!
17th Apr, 2010
My husband particularly loved this
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