Prawn fajitas with avocado cream

Prawn fajitas with avocado cream

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(22 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 2
Mexican flavours of lime, garlic, chilli and coriander infuse these tasty tortilla wraps served with creamy guacamole

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal320
  • fat22g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre5g
  • protein23g
  • salt0.6g
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  • juice 2 lime, plus wedges to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 225g large raw peeled prawn



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

  • 1 avocado, stoned and skinned



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

  • 1 heaped tbsp soured cream, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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

  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 4 flour tortillas and a good handful mixed salad leaves, to serve


  1. Mix half the lime juice, half the chilli, half the garlic and half the coriander with some seasoning in a shallow dish. Add the prawns and mix to coat them all. Leave to marinate while you prepare the avocado.

  2. Roughly chop the avocado and pop it in a small food processor with the remaining lime juice, chilli, garlic, the soured cream and some seasoning. Whiz until smooth, then stir in the remaining coriander. (You could also use a stick blender for this.)

  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the pepper for a few mins, until starting to soften. Add the prawns and fry, in a single layer, for 1-2 mins each side – you will know they are cooked when they turn pink and feel firm to the touch. Serve in warm tortillas with salad leaves, if you like, alongside the avocado cream, soured cream and some lime wedges.

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GiSora's picture
22nd Jan, 2019
It was good but not amazing.
7th Feb, 2017
Very tasty!
6th Aug, 2013
Fantastic recipe!!! I used the same method with chicken and tastes just as good. Top with plenty of cracked pepper!! Booooootiful! BTW use more prawns say 350g and just add little bit extra of everything, not enough for 2.
15th Nov, 2012
Quick easy and very tasty - will be making this again
2nd Sep, 2012
A fantastic dish, will be making this again soon! I used yellow and green peppers as well.
19th Jun, 2012
Simple, but nice. Though it either is meant to serve 4, or the calorie count is half what it should be!
11th Jun, 2012
Quick, simple, yummy and super healthy. We make this all the time now.
13th May, 2012
This was brilliant. Simple and delicious. A keeper :)
Frantic Flapjack
9th May, 2012
An unusual filling for fajitas which tasted lovely. The avocado cream doesn't take much effort - it had a very good texture.
3rd May, 2012
Very quick, easy and delicious!


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