Kidspot Kitchen

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




  • 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


  • 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


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.


  • 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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