Prawn and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing

A really fresh, zingy salad that only takes minutes to put together. Great as a quick starter or healthy meal option

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  • Serves 8

  • Prep time 10 mins

  • Cooking time 5 mins

  • Total time 15 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 180 per serving


  • 300g (10oz) watercress
  • 300g (10oz) large king prawns, cooked
  • 2 avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 150g (5oz) frozen petit pois, cooked
For the dressing
  • 2tsp grainy mustard
  • 1tsp clear honey
  • juice and zest half lemon
  • 4tbsp olive oil


Salads don’t have to be boring and this zingy recipe that’s packed full of flavours and delicious ingredients proves just that. So if you’re looking to be healthy and want a really healthy dinner recipe that will fill you up, tastes great and is really easy to throw together then give this delicious salad recipe a try this week and you’ll not be disappointed.

In fact, it’s so delicious that you might even want to try it as a lunch option – whether you’re at work or at home it will be a real treat that you’ll look forward to all morning.

Prawns are a really great source of protein that will help fill you up, but they’re also a fabulous source of calcium, potassium, phosphorus as well as vitamins A and E. What’s more, they’re also relatively low in calories, with eight prawns averaging around 101 calories per serving.

In addition to the healthy prawns in this dish, the avocado offers another great source of healthy vitamins and minerals as it contains really healthy fats that are great for keeping your skin, hear and nails looking amazing.

But it’s the dressing that really gives this dish its delicious taste – with a mix of honey, grainy mustard, olive oil and lemon creating a zingy flavour that you’ll not forget in a hurry.


  1. Divide the watercress among eight plates, then top with the remaining ingredients. Whisk together the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the salad. Serve immediately.