Crunchy Prawn Salad with Lime Leaf

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 6 minutes   Rated:


After the Christmas melee of crazy amounts of high calorie foods, I felt the need to get all sorted with some great salads! Not to say the food we ate over the holiday period was unhealthy, but as with most special occasions, there was often too much of a good thing!

I can pledge to you, no boring salads ever, so keep in mind that eating salads provides a nutrient-rich boost, supplying essential vitamins and minerals crucial for overall health. The high fiber content promotes digestion and helps maintain a healthy weight, while the diverse array of vegetables supports immune function and reduces the risk of chronic diseases. We are always looking for great flavours in salad in this house and I do pride myself a little on being a salad well as the dessert queen of course!

Enjoy this one, change up the protein element, or leave it out and serve it as a big side salad with other dishes.

We have eaten it a couple of different ways now, subbed in red cabbage, left out the prawns, added more veggies....go for it salad makers! Once you have the dressing done, the rest is really up to you! (OH...nearly forgot; THOSE level delicious and will certainly be showing up on other dishes. They are DIVINE!)

Make sure you check out some of our other salads that work as a full meal:

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Tropical Chicken Salad with Mango Avocado Salsa

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To make the dressing, place all ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and blend 10 sec/speed 10. Taste and adjust seasoning. Repeat blending if needed. Set aside.


Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing. This can sit for up to 2 hours in the dressing with no problem.


To make the Chilli Macadamias, melt the butter in a small frying pan until foamy. Add the spices and stir to combine, then add the nuts and fry them, stirring occasionally, until brown and fragrant. Add salt to taste. Adding salt will reduce the heat and balance the dish more.


Cool the nuts before sprinkling on top of the salad and get stuck in. You could prep all of these components separately in advance and just combine on demand.


This salad and dressing will work well with chicken leftovers...or sliced steak for that matter. It is crunchy, savoury, sweet and fresh!

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