Sunshine Cobb salad

Sunshine Cobb salad

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2
Pack 4 of your 5-a-day into your lunchbox with this healthy black bean, egg and prawn salad with a sweet chilli and lime dressing

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal463
  • fat11g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs55g
  • sugars22g
  • fibre12g
  • protein30g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 1 large egg



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

  • 400g can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red, orange or yellow pepper, deseeded and diced



    Also known as capsicums, bell peppers, sweet peppers or by their colours, for example red and…

  • thumb-sized piece cucumber, diced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 198g can sweetcorn, drained


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 150g pack cooked prawns



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

  • handful of watercress



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

For the chilli-lime dressing

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • zest and juice 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or rapeseed oil


  1. Bring a small pan of water to the boil. Add the egg and cook for 8 mins. Drain, then run under cold water to cool.

  2. To assemble the salad, arrange the remaining ingredients in 2 containers. When the egg is cool, peel and quarter it and divide between the containers too.

  3. Mix together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and transfer to 2 mini jars or containers to take with the salads to work. Dress and toss together just before eating.

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Frantic Flapjack
20th Jul, 2016
Really good salad for a summer's day. Had it for dinner with a jacket potato.
RosieVimes's picture
23rd Sep, 2015
I really liked this as a lunchbox salad. Very light and refreshing, and at the same time incredibly filling and kept me full all afternoon. Top marks!
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