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Prawns with avocado salsa recipe

Prawns on Christmas Day are always special but give them an extra zing with this prawn recipe served with avocado and tomato salsa salad. Find more on Kidspot, New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 24 medium cooked, shelled prawns
  • Lemon or lime wedges, to serve
  • 1 cup whole egg mayonnaise
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of half the lime
  • 1 large (or 2 small) vine ripened tomato
  • 2 slices red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and finely chopped
  • Juice of half the lime


To prepare salsa, quarter tomato, scoop out seeds and dice finely.

Combine tomato, onion, avocado and lime, stir well.

Leave to stand for 30 minutes.

To make the dressing, mix all ingredients together and spoon into 6 shot glasses.

Place shot glasses on serving plates and pile four prawns on top of each other, wrapped around the shot glass.

Pile some salsa onto the plate and serve with a lemon or lime wedge.

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This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.