Prawn & avocado platter with lime & chilli dressing

Prawn & avocado platter with lime & chilli dressing

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins No cook


Serves 4
The fresh colours and flavours of this salad are so summery and look especially good served on a big white plate

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal266
  • fat21g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein15g
  • salt1.08g


  • 350g large headless cooked prawn, unpeeled



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

  • 2 avocados



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

  • large handful basil leaves
  • 120g bag baby green salad leaf

For the dressing

  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp light 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…

  • lime wedges, to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…


  1. Peel the prawns, leaving the tails intact, then rinse and pat dry. Put all the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and whisk to mix.

  2. Up to 1 hr before serving, peel and stone the avocados, then cut into thick slices and put in a large bowl with half the dressing. Mix lightly to coat all the slices (this prevents them turning brown). Chop the basil and add to the bowl along with the prawns. Toss everything together lightly. Scatter the leaves over a platter, then spoon the prawns, avocado and basil mix over. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

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Che Guevaraa's picture
Che Guevaraa
12th Jan, 2020
I made this as a healthy keto lunch. It’s really tasty and filling. The dressing is gorgeous.
28th Mar, 2014
I made this for the 4th time this week, as a starter for a supper party with friends. It is always wonderful & no cooking involved makes it so easy. One of my friends is going to make this now for some other friends. Brilliant combination of flavours, the chilli & the lime & honey all come through - a winner every time.
12th Aug, 2012
Perfect dish for any occasion.
17th Jul, 2011
Lovely, easy, tasty, good for a dinner party starter or summer lunch. I use large tail-on prawns as they're not quite so messy to eat. Really does go well with the chickpea and roasted pepper salad.
6th Dec, 2009
I have made this on many occasions and it never lets me down. Beautiful and summery but I will perhaps use it Christmas Eve.
20th Aug, 2009
I made this as a starter- it was much appreciated by all, and very easy to make- even for a student!
3rd Nov, 2008
I made this for my boyfriends birthday, it was amazing! try it!!
10th May, 2008
Simple & tasty, I added some toasted cashew nuts.
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