Prawns with Fresh Citrus Salad by Joanne Turner

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This healthy prawn salad is fabulous for casual summer lunches, or serve small portions as a light starter.


  • 600 g green prawns


  • zest and juice of ½ orange
  • 1 teaspoon seeded mustard
  • 2 teaspoons canola margarine, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed


  • 2 cups rocket leaves, washed
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented


  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon seeded mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds


  1. Peel and devein the prawns, leaving the tails on.
  2. To make the marinade, mix the orange zest and juice, zest, mustard, margarine and garlic.  Place prawns in marinade in the fridge for 15–20 minutes.
  3. Heat a non-stick griddle pan or barbeque on high. Cook prawns for 2–3 minutes both sides or until completely cooked through.
  4. To make the salad dressing, mix the juice, mustard and vinegar until well combined.
  5. Place washed rocket leaves on the plate, top with orange segments and prawns, drizzle dressing over salad and prawns, top with almonds and serve.


Health tips: Cold prawns are a listeriosis risk, so make sure green prawns are fresh and always consume while hot and cooked through.  To add extra carbohydrates serve with a glass of juice.  For a lower salt option replace prawns with 300 g lean chicken breast.

Cook’s tips: Replace almonds with any other nut of your choice. Nuts are a great way to add texture to a salad and they are a great source of protein and essential fatty acids.

Replace orange segments with mango pieces as an alternative.

Toddler Friendly: Whole nuts are not suitable for children under 5 years due to choking risk.

Nutritional Analysis

Per serve energy 1325 kJ, protein 36.4 g, fat 13.3 g, saturated fat 1.4 g, cholesterol 223.5mg, carbohydrate 10.7 g, fibre 4.2 g, sodium 623.2 mg, GI low

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