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15 Minute Crispy thai prawn salad

Category: food

Searching for the perfect dish for this sweltering heat? Look no further. This prawn salad will provide a zesty flavour explosion that is both delicious and nutritious. Great for an afternoon gathering or for a family dinner, this salad will not disappoint.

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  • Serves: 4
  • Time needed: 15 mins
  • Difficulty Easy


  • 1 stick of thinly-sliced lemongrass
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons of coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of fish sauce
  • 2 small, thinly-sliced red chilies
  • 1kg of prawns with tails attached
  • 1 lettuce
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into strips
  • 2 chopped spring onions
  • 1/2 cup of coriander leaves
  • 1/3 cup of mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup of chopped roasted peanuts
  • Crispy noodles


  • Step 1

    Place lemongrass, lime and lemon juice, oil, fish sauce and chilies into a bowl and mix.

  • Step 2

    Next, add coconut sugar and whisk until it dissolves.

  • Step 3

    Place prawns in a dish and cover with liquid mixture. If you have time, you can do this step the day before and marinate the prawns overnight.

  • Step 4

    Pan-fry prawns on a high heat for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.

  • Step 5

    Place prawns on a bed of cucumber and lettuce with onions, coriander and mint. Top off with a squeeze of lemon juice, crispy noodles and crunchy peanuts.

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