Crunchy Vietnamese Prawn Salad

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This is one of my all time favorites! A great ‘go to’ salad to impress your mummy friends when they come over with their kids  for a play date! This is equally delicious with grilled chicken and even fillet steak!


Prep time –10  minutes, Cook time –1 minute, servings – 2


  •  5-6 large cooked prawns or 100g cooked chicken breast
  • 100g white cabbage (finely shredded)
  • 1 medium carrot (grated)
  • 6 slices cucumber
  • ¼ red onion
  • Handful of coriander and mint
  •  Handful Bean shoots (optional)
  • Handful of chopped toasted almonds or cashews
  • Deep fried shallots (from a good oriental food store)

Dressing (ideal for 2 servings)

  • 1tsp xylitol or honey
  • 2 tbsp. boiling water
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fish Sauce or 4 crushed Anchovies and 2tbsp liquid amino
  • 1 hot chilli (deseeded and chopped finely)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)


  1. Start with the dressing: put the xylitol or honey in a bowl and add the boiling water to dissolve – then  add the rest of the ingredients, lime juice, fish sauce, chilli and garlic, and set aside
  2. Then toast the nuts in a dry pan, turning regularly. Watch you don’t burn these!
  3. Thinly slice the cabbage, red onion and cumbers into a bowl, grate the carrot and add the herbs and bean shoots.
  4. Toss the salad with the dressing, top with prawns, deep fried shallots and toasted nuts


Nutritional Info
Per Portion Calories 351/400g Carbs 20g/26% Protein 26g/29% Fats 17g/45%

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