Prawn & avocado pasta salad

Prawn & avocado pasta salad

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(10 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4
A tasty and superhealthy summer salad

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal636
  • fat24g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre6g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.55g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 400g bag penne pasta
  • 400g bag raw peeled tiger prawns, defrosted
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice and zest of 1 large lemon



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

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, stoned, cut into cubes



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

  • 250g cherry tomato, halved



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

  • 100g bag rocket



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

  • small bunch basil leaves, torn



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 10-11 mins. Just before the end, add prawns and cook through. Drain, cool under cold water, drain and transfer to a big bowl.

  2. Put the oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, avocado, tomatoes and spring onions in a separate bowl, then mix well – don’t mash the avocado. Season. Gently toss the mix into the pasta, with the rocket and basil.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
21st Aug, 2008
Fantastic flavers. Have made this twice now and my husband has taken it to work for his lunch. I left out the avocado as not keen on them. I have even had this dish warm both ways are lovely. 2 family members have had copies of this recipe & loved it !


Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?