Avocado Prawn And Coconut Salad

Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that’s perfect as a healthy lunch or starter. It’s packed full of flavour, made with minimal ingredients and has an amazingly tasty sweet honey coconut dressing to go with it. This perfect salad recipe proves that all salads aren’t boring!

Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that's perfect as a healthy lunch or starter. It's packed full of flavour, made with minimal ingredients and has an amazingly tasty sweet honey coconut dressing to go with it. This perfect salad recipe proves that salads aren't boring!

Folks, you know that every now and then despite the time of year maybe not being appropriate I’ll drop in a salad recipe just to add a bit of variety from all those soups and casseroles you normally see here.

The last time I sneaked one in was in January with the Mediterranean Chickpea Salad. Remember? 😉

So, today its the turn of this tasty avocado prawn and coconut salad.

Although if I’m honest, I’m not so much as sneaking this in at an inappropriate time of year (after all it’s supposed to be Spring now) as opposed to publishing it now in the hope it might attract some warmer sunnier weather here in Scotland! 🙂

Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that's perfect as a healthy lunch or starter. It's packed full of flavour, made with minimal ingredients and has an amazingly tasty sweet honey coconut dressing to go with it. This perfect salad recipe proves that salads aren't boring!

OK, I know I’m going on about the weather here more so than I usually do, and Lady Lynne (on proof reading this) will tut tut and say that I’m beginning to sound like my parents……..

However, there’s also another reason for willing on some warmer weather and that’s because in 2 weeks time we’ll be hiking the West Highland Way!

Yep, Lady Lynne, Lynne’s friend Jen and myself will be covering the entire 96 miles North to South travelling walking through some of Scotland’s most spectacular glen’s and mountains.

So that’s why I have to ask. Is it too much that we can experience some consistency in the weather and have some continious double digit temperatures, please?

Anyway sorry folks, we’re all just a bit excited. You know how we love our hiking. Plus it feels as if though it’s been such a while since we hiked Hadrian’s Wall.

OK enough of that for now lets get back to the recipe shall we? I’ll talk more about our West Highland Way hike in the next few posts!

Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that's perfect as a healthy lunch or starter. It's packed full of flavour, made with minimal ingredients and has an amazingly tasty sweet honey coconut dressing to go with it. This perfect salad recipe proves that salads aren't boring!

It was Lady Lynne that gave me the idea for this avocado prawn and coconut salad.

You see, she frequently travels with her job, staying over in hotels all around the U.K. and I recall her mentioning she’d enjoyed having it somewhere. I duly noted it down in my “menu ideas” OneNote and thought about how I could make it more interesting and healthy. And not just taste like any old ordinary salad.

That’s where I thought I would use a honey dressing which would enhance the flavour and make it more exciting to eat. Also honey used as a salad dressing helps to break down salad greens and improves digestibility too. Now there’s a fact for you!

And talking about facts and health benefits…..

Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that's perfect as a healthy lunch or starter. It's packed full of flavour, made with minimal ingredients and has an amazingly tasty sweet honey coconut dressing to go with it. This perfect salad recipe proves that salads aren't boring!

Here’s what else is beneficial in this delicious recipe!

The Health Benefits Of This Avocado Prawn And Coconut Salad

  • It’s only 391 calories per serving.
  • Provides 166% of your daily vitamin C requirement as well as a quarter of your vitamin A requirement.
  • Provides a quarter of your daily calcium and iron requirements.
  • As a superfood avacados can help protect your body from heart disease, cancer, degenerative eye and brain diseases.
  • Prawns are an excellent low-fat source of protein.
  • Coconut is rich in fibre which plays an important role in the digestive process.

Avocado Prawn And Coconut Salad Recipe

This avocado prawn and coconut salad is best served fresh. Keep it chilled if you make it and take it to work too.

I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe if you like it! 🙂

5 from 2 votes
Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that's perfect as a healthy lunch or starter. It's packed full of flavour, made with minimal ingredients and has an amazingly tasty sweet honey coconut dressing to go with it. This perfect salad recipe proves that salads aren't boring!
Avocado Prawn And Coconut Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that's perfect as a healthy lunch or starter.
Course: Lunch
Servings: 2
Calories: 391 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For the Coconut Dressing: -
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
For the Salad: -
  • 180 g cooked and peeled king prawns
  • 2 avocados peeled and chopped
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander freshly chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint freshly chopped
  • 100 g baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp desiccated coconut
Instructions
For the Coconut Dressing: -
  1. Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl
For the Salad: -
  1. In a large bowl place, the prawns, avocado, spring onions, coriander and mint. Pour over the dressing and toss well.

  2. Divide the spinach between two places.
  3. Spoon the prawn and dressing mixture between the 2 plates of spinach scatter over the desiccated coconut and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Prawn And Coconut Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 248
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.5g 42%
Saturated Fat 5.4g 27%
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1808.1mg 75%
Total Carbohydrates 42.4g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 22%
Sugars 9.5g
Protein 33.1g 66%
Vitamin A 24%
Vitamin C 166%
Calcium 25%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Avocado prawn and coconut salad is a delicious sweet tasting salad that's perfect as a healthy lunch or starter. It's packed full of flavour, made with minimal ingredients and has an amazingly tasty sweet honey coconut dressing to go with it. This perfect salad recipe proves that all salads aren't boring!

If you enjoyed this avocado prawn and coconut salad then why not try one of my other popular salad recipes like my Avocado Salad With Orange Vinaigrette or my King Prawn and Rocket Salad?

Coming next on Thursday I’ve got an utterly delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Tray Bake recipe, that’s definitely one for your 20% of your 80/20! Hope you can join me then for that!

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Comments

  1. Awesome! I remember you mentioning the West Highland Way hike a while back, and I’m excited to hear that it’s coming up so soon. I can’t wait to see the photos and hear the stories. In the meantime, though, this salad sounds like a delicious and healthy dish! I love the prawns + avocado combo here. And I totally hear ya about recipe inspiration from our significant other’s travels. I have an idea in mind to try this week based on something Laura described after a recent work trip. Fun!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      We can’t wait for our hike on the West Highland Way David. We’re both so looking forward to it, and of course at the end of each day there’s a new place to stay at with a new menu to feast upon! Looking forward to seeing what new recipe inspiration Laura has brought you too! 😀

  2. Ben|Havocinthekitchen says:

    I’m a huge fan of salads (well this might not have been that obvious lately), and this salad is amazing. While the combo of prawn and avocado is very common in our house, I’m so in love with this coconut-lime-honey dressing. Well done!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m glad you like salads too Ben. I’m a big fan of them, Lynne not so much. But when I make new dressings she’s always up for trying them and this one she loved!

  3. Fabulous! Light and flavorful. I can’t wait to try the dressing!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Mimi, if you find the dressing too sweet just reduce the honey a little bit. I like honey so that’s why I put two tablespoons in the dressing, although some might prefer only one tablespoon.

  4. My son is the biggest fan of both avocado and prawns, and pairing it together in a salad is genius. He will absolutely love this salad. So I know that he will tell me to thank you for this recipe when I do make it for him ….Thank you for sharing, it looks delicious ….he is going to love it. Definitely saving and pinning 🙂

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ashika, I’m glad that you agree avocado and prawns go together well.

      Your son will love this salad even more if he has sweet tooth for the amazing sweet honey dressing!

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