Friday, 15 October 2010

Prawn, Avocado and Pecan Herb Salad

After too many lunch times consisting of the same sandwich or tortilla wrap day after day I decided it was time for a change and with Hubby working from home it was a perfect opportunity to make something special. What better way for a change than with a heart healthy recipe from Sally Bee’s The Secret Ingredient? This dish proved that salads do not have to be boring! The prawns cooked with the garlic, spring onion and soy sauce combined wonderfully with the avocado and pecans to deliver a great tasting, warm and full of texture salad. This is a recipe I will certainly make time and time again! It would also make a great healthy starter.

Prawn, Avocado and Pecan Herb Salad

Serves 2

drizzle of olive oil
2 salad onions or spring onions, peeled and finely chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1 tbsp soy sauce
freshly ground black pepper
8 (or more) uncooked king prawns
mixed salad leaves
1 ripe avocado
2 tomatoes, sliced
juice of 1 lemon
handful of fresh basil, torn
handful of shelled pecan nuts

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped salad onions or spring onions, crushed garlic, soy sauce, black pepper and raw prawns. Sauté until the prawns have turned pink all the way through.

Arrange the salad leaves, watercress, avocado and tomatoes in a big dish, then pour over the prawns and other cooked ingredients. Squeeze over the lemon juice, sprinkle with torn basil and pecan nuts and serve.


Gloria Baker said...

María I really love prawns and avocado are my favorites for salads and your look delicious! x gloria

Brownieville Girl said...

Would you reccomend her book?

Salad sounds wonderful!

Beth (jamandcream) said...

Wonderful flavours in this Maria. I have to try this one - my lunches tend to be same old

Lucie said...

Fab lunch Maria - such goodness in the ingredients too. Lucie xx

Maggie said...

I could eat this right now, well in about twenty minutes or so. The salad looks really tasty.

Nora said...

Ooooh, that looks lovely. Prawns and avocado go so well together, and I love the idea of pecans for a bit of crunch.

zen chest said...

I think I should try this one. It looks delicious and I love avocadoes.