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Prawn, crayfish and avocado salad recipe

This easy, festive seafood salad recipe combines prawns, crayfish, avocado and a zesty dressing. It’s the perfect summer Christmas dinner salad. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 18 cooked medium or king prawns
  • 1 x 800g cooked crayfish
  • 1 iceberg lettuce heart, washed and shredded
  • 2 just ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • Rye bread, thinly sliced and buttered
  • Thousand Island dressing


Peel and de-vein the prawns, leaving the tail intact.

To prepare the crayfish, cut the flesh from the head and tail into bite-size pieces; snap off the legs.

To serve, arrange the lettuce on individual plates, top with avocado, prawns and crayfishr meat and legs.

Drizzle dressing over the seafood, then add a couple of triangles of the rye bread and a lemon wedge.



  • Some people like to tackle the lobster legs ourselves, but if you have the time, extract the leg meat carefully prior to serving.
  • Bought Thousand Island dressing is a quick and easy dressing.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.


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