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Prawns and Avocado Salad Recipe


Photographs Greatstock/Stockfood Ingredients: 

  • 1 large, slim sweet potato, scrubbed but unpeeled
  • about 300g peeled, cooked prawns
  • 1–1½ avocados, skinned and sliced across
  • fresh coriander leaves

For the ceviche dressing:

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed and strained lime juice
  • 1 fresh chilli, chopped (and seeded, if desired)
  • 2T chopped, fresh coriander
  • 1 firm, red tomato, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • salt and milled black pepper

Directions: To make the sweet-potato crisps, slice the potato thinly and deep fry until tender, golden and crisp. Mix the ingredients for the ceviche dressing. To serve the salad, spoon half of the dressing onto plates. Add the prawns and avocado slices, and one or two coriander leaves, then spoon the remainder of the dressing over them. Garnish with the sweet-potato crisps. Serves 8 This recipe was originally published in the 2013 House and Leisure Food issue.