Are you looking for a low calorie recipe that tastes great and fills you up? Try this lovely salad recipe that will prove that eating healthily doesn’t have to be boring. With a myriad of lovely and tasty ingredients, this salad offers a real variation of tastes and textures that are really satisfying.
Protein comes from the cooked tiger prawns, while vitamin K and vitamin C comes from the cucumber and soya beans provide are also a great source of protein and B vitamins.
Poppy seeds are actually a great source of zinc, iron and calcium, while sesame seeds are a great way to add more iron, fibre and magnesium into your diet. This healthy dinner recipe also uses spring onions to add that extra crunch too.
Using a zingy dressing to flavour this dish even more, it combines honey, chilli and soy sauce along with lime, ginger and garlic to really combine a whole host of delicious flavours. This salad is way more interesting then your norm and it’s sure to become a huge favourite.
- 500g (1lb 2oz) cooked tiger prawns
- 1 cucumber deseeded and sliced
- 6 spring onions, sliced
- 300g (10oz) soya beans, defrosted
- 1tbsp poppy seeds
- 1tbsp sesame seeds
- for the dressing
- 3tbsp dark soy sauce
- 2tbsp runny honey
- 1red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
- 1tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 2 limes, juiced, and extra lime wedges
- clove garlic, peeled and crushed
In a large bowl, toss all the salad ingredients together. Mix the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and serve alongside the salad with lime wedges
Top Tip for making Prawn, Poppy and Sesame Seed Salad with a Sweet and Spicy Soy Ginger Dressing
Leave dressings with garlic in them to stand for 30 minutes in the fridge before serving. This allows the garlic's flavour to mellow and texture to soften.