Asian Prawn Salad With Lime & Chilli Dressing

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"From Australian Better Homes & Gardens Diabetic Living March/April '17."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (282.7 g)
  • Calories 363.8
  • Total Fat - 10 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 316.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1608.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 38.8 g
  • Calcium - 196.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 26.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

The make the dressing, put lime zest, juice, oil, chilli, caster sugar and fish sauce in a small bowl and whisk to combine.

Step 2

To m make the salad, out cabbage, carrot, snow peas, coriander, cashews and prawns in a large bowl and toss to combine.

Step 3

Add the dressing to the salad and toss to combine and then divide salad between shallow serving bowls and sprinkle over fried noodles and serve.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting the prawns, opt for wild-caught or sustainably farmed prawns for the best flavour and nutrition.
  • When selecting the noodles, make sure to read the label to ensure that they are gluten-free if needed.

  • Substitute cooked shrimp for cooked salmon. The benefit of this substitution is that salmon is a healthier option with more Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help reduce inflammation and improve heart health.
  • Substitute Chang's Original noodles for soba noodles. The benefit of this substitution is that soba noodles are healthier, as they are made from buckwheat and are higher in fiber and protein than regular noodles.

Thai-Style Prawn Salad Replace the chilli flakes with 1 tablespoon of Thai red curry paste. Replace the cashews with roasted peanuts. Omit the noodles. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.

Coconut Rice - This fragrant and fluffy rice dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Asian Prawn Salad, providing a mild and delicious contrast to the zesty and spicy flavors of the salad. Plus, coconut rice is a great way to add a boost of healthy fats to your meal!

Spicy Fried Tofu: Spicy Fried Tofu is a great way to add a crunchy and flavorful element to the meal. The tofu is pan-fried until golden and crispy, and then tossed in a spicy sauce. The contrast between the crunchy tofu and the fragrant coconut rice will be a delightful combination for your taste buds!


Q: Is this recipe suitable for vegetarians?

A: No, this recipe contains prawns and fish sauce, so it is not suitable for vegetarians. However, it can be adapted by substituting the prawns with tofu and omitting the fish sauce.

Q: Is this recipe easy to make?

A: Yes, this recipe is quite easy to make. It requires minimal ingredients and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

1 Reviews

Mia in Germany

Yum! This is another variation of my favourite kind of salad! We loved this, and I'll absolutely make it again. The lime dressing is so refreshing. I used edamame noodles and for the sauce some chili paste. Thanks for sharing! Made for Only the Lonely game


review by:
(12 Jan 2021)

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Fun Fact 1: The dish is believed to have originated in Thailand, where it is known as 'Yam Goong'. It is a popular dish in Thailand and is served in many restaurants.

Fun Fact 2: The dish has been featured in various celebrity chef cookbooks, including Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay and Nigella Lawson. It has been served in some of the most prestigious restaurants around the world.