Asian Avocado Prawn and Orange Salad

In this salad, avocado is made even more delicious with the addition of the creamy dressing, flavoured with lemongrass and prawns.

Nadia Lim

30 mins



Asian Avocado Prawn and Orange Salad


  • Dressing
  • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise (Nadia uses Japanese 'Kewpie' mayonnaise)
  • 2 teaspoons sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic or Japanese rice vinegar
  • Juice of 2 limes or 1 lemon
  • 1/2 stalk of lemongrass, very finely chopped
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely shredded
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced or 1 1/2 tablespoons minced red onion
  • Prawns and salad
  • 2 dozen raw prawns, shelled and thawed
  • Flesh of 2 firm ripe avocados, sliced
  • Flesh of 2 oranges, sliced
  • 1 handful coriander, chopped
  • 2 handfuls watercress or chopped cos lettuce, to serve
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds, to garnish (optional)


To make the dressing combine all the ingredients and leave in the fridge to chill while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Add prawns and cook for two minutes, then drain and leave to cool.

Toss avocado, orange, prawns and coriander together with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

Arrange watercress or lettuce on plates or in bowls, then top with prawns and avocado mixture, and drizzle over chilled dressing just before serving. Garnish with sesame seeds (if using).