Last week I spotted the first mangoes of the season at the supermarket. I could smell them before I could see them and instantly new that summer is on it’s way! There is nothing that says summer to me more than prawns and mango. Put them together in this prawn and mango salad and you have summer on a plate.

This recipe first appeared in Issue 26 of Kid Magazine, but to celebrate the weather warming up I knew it was time to trot it out again. There is no cooking required in this tasty dish so you can whip it up in no time at all. A simple prawn recipe that is healthy, delicious and best of all, a cinch to prepare.

Prawn and mango salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

600g tiger prawns, peeled with tails intact (or remove the tails if you prefer!)
4 cups iceberg lettuce, roughly chopped
3 mangoes, peeled and sliced
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
handful fresh mint leaves

Method

To make the dressing, take ┬╝ cup of the mango slices and mash with a fork. The mango should be quite smooth but still have some small lumps. Now stir through the sweet chilli sauce. If you are making this dish for kids you can skip the sweet chilli sauce or just add less.

Place the chopped lettuce onto the plates and top with the prawns, mango and basil leaves.

Using a spoon dollop, slowly pour the dressing over the top of the salad.

Voila! Enjoy.

What are your summer salad favourites?

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