A Salad Bowlful of Colour on Mother’s Day

A Quick and Easy Supper Recipe for All the Family

What better way to enjoy Mother’s Day than with a quick, fresh and colourful bowl of salad for supper… which just happens to incorporate some of my fave ingredients.  There is nothing clever about this recipe but our little one loved it too as there were so many different flavours to eat through and discover.

Warm prawn and avocado salad

Warm Prawn and Avocado Salad
Serves 3
Prep in 15 minutes, cooks in 10 minutes

Ingredients and suggested quantities:
2 large eggs
1 bag of mixed leaves
1 handful of baby plum tomatoes, halved
2” of cucumber, cut into cubes
3 spring onions, finely sliced diagonally
1 large avocado, cut into chunks
12 king prawns, raw
1 knob of butter
1 tbsp chilli oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 handful of chopped parsley and coriander
2 slices of whole wheat bread, crusts removed and cut into cubes

Dressing:
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp castor sugar
1 tsp white wine vinegar
3 tsp good olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper

1.  Boil the eggs for 7 minutes, then remove from the heat and cover in ice cold water.  Once cooled, remove the shell and set aside
2.  Using a large shallow bowl, tip in the salad leaves, top with the tomatoes, cucumber, spring onions and avocado
3. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar with a properly fitting lid and shake vigorously
4. Put the butter and chilli oil into a frying pan until the butter bubbles, chuck in the prawns, crushed garlic and herbs.  Keep turning them for a couple of minutes until they have turned from grey in colour to pink, and then remove them from the pan.  Add the cubes of bread to the hot pan and stir continuously for a few minutes so that they pick up the flavour from pan and become crispy and lightly browned croutons
5. Dress the salad leaves with the dressing, then quarter the eggs and place on top.  Tip the croutons and prawns over the top and serve immediately

Warm prawn and avocado salad

You will probably have gathered by now that I love a quick and easy supper that can be served in one bowl and chucked onto the table so everyone can help themselves.  This is exactly that.  And it leaves just a little room for some ice cream afterwards.  Everyone wins.

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