Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad

It is still warm in Perth.

The other night,  we were trying to work out what to have for dinner.  We wanted something light and simple.  I went to Eat Your Books.  I love that website.  It tells me that I have 15, 845 recipes on my bookshelf (and they are just the ones they have indexed).  I shudder to think how many I actually do have – more like 30,000 I would think… that should keep me busy.

I typed in ‘lettuce’ and ‘coriander’.    I love coriander and thought a salad incorporating coriander would be nice and refreshing.  Up popped (along with many others) this lovely fresh salad.  It has the never-fail combination of prawns, mango and avocado.   I was off to the shop in no time.

The recipe is by Valli Little and appeared in the February 2010 edition of the Australian ABC delicious magazine.


  • 400g prawns, cooked and peeled
  • 1 mango (the recipe said 2, but 1 was enough) cut into cubes
  • 1 avocado (again the recipe said 2 but one was enough) cut into cubes


  • juice of 2 limes
  • zest of half a lime
  • ⅓ cup of coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 red chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 1tbs (20 ml) honey
  • 1tbs (20 ml) oil
  1. Devein and wash prawns, place in bowl with mango and avocado.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.
  3. Serve as is or on a bed of lettuce.

If you use 2 mangoes, 2 avocados and lettuce you may wish to double the dressing as we just had enough.

Addendum:  You may also like my post:  Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad with Coconut Dressing.



7 thoughts on “Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad

  1. Pingback: Prawn, Mango and Avocado Salad with Coconut Dressing | Passion Fruit Garden

  2. I used this recipe as an entre for the family on christmas day and it was much loved and today being new years day we shall have it again with a glass of champers. thanks Glenda. Happy new year

  3. We tried this last Tues night, went to Woolies asked for a mango only in season from Nov – Feb shows you how much I know about mangoes!!! Not to be swayed we bought a tin of mangoes it was great. So next November we will try again with fresh mango.

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