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Kidspot Kitchen

Prawn and potato salad with avocado dressing recipe

This prawn and potato salad has the added crunch of watercress and is dressed in a delicious tangy avocado dressing. Take it on a picnic or serve it up for a lovely light lunch.

Serving Size:

Serves 4

Category:

Ingredients:

Salad

  • 400g chat potatoes
  • 400g cooked peeled prawns
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 2 cups (35-40g) watercress
  • 4 cups (about 100g) soft lettuce (green oak, butter varieties are great)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

Dressing

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 2/3 cup (240ml) low fat buttermilk
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • juice of 1 lime (20-25mls)
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 6 drops Tabasco sauce
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup (80-125ml) water (start with 1/3 cup and add more if you need it)
  • pinch of salt and pepper

Method:

Boil potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes until cooked.

Drain potatoes, cool and chop roughly.

Toss potatoes, prawns, spring onions, watercress,lettuce and parsley together.

Make avocado dressing: place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Drizzle dressing over salad.

Notes:

  • Any firm, waxy potato will work in this recipe.
  • If you can't find watercress you could use rocket.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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