The weather’s hotting up, which means it’s time to enjoy some lighter, fresher meals. No one want’s to be slaving over a hot oven when it’s warm outside, so why not create something that requires a little less cooking time? A salad is always a great meal option for summer days. Whether you’re dining outdoors or entertaining in the garden, a classic salad never fails to satisfy.

 

Prawns are a great option for summer salads. Fresh and light, they add flavour and protein to your dishes and pair well with many different flavours. Take a look below at some of our favourite prawn salad recipes, made using our very own organic prawns.

 

Prawn and Lemon Salad

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Small Lettuce
  • 450 gram of Organic Prawns
  • 100 gram of Green Olives
  • Half a Cucumber
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • Mustard Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dill

 

Method

  1. Fill a pan with 2 litres of water and add a pinch of salt. Bring the water to the boil and add your prawns. Reduce the heat and cover, leave to simmer for around 5 minutes.
  2. Shred the lettuce, chop the cucumber and cut the tomatoes, then mix together with the olives and prawns.
  3. To make the dressing, combine 5 tbsp of olive oil, zest from the lemon and a pinch of mustard powder. Mix together in a bowl until blended.
  4. Pour the dressing over the prawns and salad and serve. Garnish with lemon slices and dill.

 

Prawn and Avocado Salad

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Chilli
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 200 gram of Organic Prawns
  • 140 gram of spinach
  • 2 Avocados

 

Method

  1. Firstly, cook your prawns the same as above.
  2. Chop the chilli and remove the seeds. Mix with the garlic, zest of the lime, soy sauce and sesame oil. Add the prawns and leave to marinate for one hour.
  3. Chop the avocados and spinach and mix with the marinated prawns. Serve and enjoy.

 

Prawn Cocktail Salad

 

Ingredients

  • 200 gram of Organic Prawns
  • 1 Avocado
  • 200 gram of Cherry Tomatoes
  • 4 Spring Onions
  • 1 Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp Ketchup

Method

  1. Whisk the mayonnaise, ketchup and a squirt of lemon juice to make the dressing. Whisk until blended into a smooth sauce.
  2. Cook the prawns as above and chop the avocados, tomatoes, spring onions and lettuce. Mix together in a bowl.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the salad and layer the dressing over the top. Serve and enjoy.

 

At Graig Farm, we offer organic prawns from Ecuador, which are available peeled and frozen. Our organically farmed prawns are brought to you without the use of antibiotics and pesticides, resulting in a truly organic, fresh flavour.