This delicious salad is great in summer when you crave something light and fresh. Make sure you buy sustainably sourced prawns; most supermarkets now label them so it is easy to tell.
- 200g cooked and peeled prawns, fresh or frozen
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1 lettuce or a bag of mixed salad leaves
- Handful of cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 spring onion
- 1 handful fresh mint
- 1 lemon
- 1/2 clove garlic
- Pinch of sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Remove the zest of the lemon using a fine grater and then juice the lemon.
- In a food processor or blender place the avocado, spring onion, fresh mint, half the lemon juice, garlic and salt and blitz until combined. Add a little olive oil to thin out to the consistency of salad dressing.
- In a frying pan heat the olive oil and fry the prawns for a few minutes until cooked through. Add the rest of the reserved lemon juice to the pan and stir. Turn off the heat.
- Tear up the lettuce and place in a large bowl. Halve or quarter the cherry tomatoes and add to the lettuce. Pour over the dressing and toss the leaves until coated.
- Scatter the prawns over the top of the lettuce leaves and sprinkle with the lemon zest. Season with some freshly grated black pepper.
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I’m a nutritional therapist, author, blogger, teacher and mum. I studied at Oxford University from 1999-2003 and have an MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. During my degree I became fascinated in the workings of the human body at a cellular level – how what we eat effects the genes and proteins in our body, how the immune system works and how cancer develops. I’m interested in the science of nutrition. I apply my scientific training when I read information about nutrition and I never believe something I read unless I can see evidence to back it up.
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