Picnic-Perfect Avocado, Prawn, and Cabbage Salad

This easy salad is perfect for summer picnics, work lunches, and potluck parties
Prawn and Avocado Salad

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This sweet and spicy Asian-inspired salad is just what you need to add to your weekly summer meal staples.

This recipe is courtesy of Bonne Maman.

6
Servings
299
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/2  red chile, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1  Tablespoon  rice wine vinegar
  • 2  Tablespoons  apricot jam, such as Bonne Maman
  • limes, juiced
  • 1  Tablespoon  fish sauce
  • 2  Tablespoons  vegetable oil

For the salad

  • 2  Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 350  Grams  raw shelled prawns
  • 25  Grams  roasted cashew nuts, chopped
  • avocado
  • 125  Grams  white cabbage, finely shredded
  • small green mango, peeled, stoned, and shredded
  • Small bunch fresh mint, roughly chopped
  • Small bunch fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • scallions, shredded

Directions

For the dressing

Put all the ingredients in a jar. Seal the jar and shake well to combine.

For the salad

In a medium skillet set over medium-high heat, add the oil and garlic, and fry until golden and crispy. Remove the garlic from the oil with a slotted spoon and set aside.

In the same hot oil, stir-fry the prawns with the roasted cashew nuts for 2-3 minutes, until the prawns are just pink. Add the prawns to the garlic, spoon over 2 tablespoons of the dressing, and set aside to cool.

Peel, stone, and dice the avocado, and toss it together with the cabbage, mango, mint, cilantro, scallions, and prawn mixture. Serve immediately with the remaining dressing handed around in a separate bowl.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
22g
24%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
39g
30%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
4mg
0%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Folate, total
4µg
1%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
27mg
4%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
161mg
11%
Water
6g
0%

Picnic Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Picnic Cooking Tip

When preparing appetizers try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.