Beach Bar Special Salad

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"Found @ bbcgoodfooddotcom, this easy-fix & flavorful salad is typical of the casual beach bar cuisine. The beaches in the Bahamas attract vacationers from around the world & every 1 of them has dozens of beach bars & restaurants that surround them & specialize in catering to the whims of their island guests. Tourism is (& always has been) a thriving industry in the Bahamas. This salad makes it easy to understand why. ENJOY!"

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (432 g)
  • Calories 708.3
  • Total Fat - 24.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 341.2 mg
  • Sodium - 782.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 96.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 15.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.7 g
  • Protein - 30.4 g
  • Calcium - 147.2 mg
  • Iron - 3.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 42 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Bring a small pan of water to a boil. Gently lower the eggs into the water, boil for 8 min & then lift them out & plunge them into a bowl of cold water until you need them.

Step 2

Whisk together the olive oil, lime juice & sweet chilli sauce in a small bowl. Finely slice the spring onions on the diagonal & mix them into the dressing.

Step 3

Shell the eggs & slice into rounds. Pull the lettuce apart & divide the leaves between 2 salad plates. Spoon the sweetcorn on top of the lettuce & scatter the tomato halves on top. Finish w/the prawns plus egg slices & douse everything w/the chilli dressing.


  • No special items are required

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.

  • If you can't find a little gem lettuce, you can substitute with any other type of lettuce.
  • If you can't find cooked shrimp, you can use raw shrimp and cook them in a pan with a bit of oil.

  • Instead of olive oil, use avocado oil. Avocado oil is a healthier alternative to olive oil as it contains more monounsaturated fats and is lower in calories. It also has a higher smoke point than olive oil, making it better for high-heat cooking.
  • Instead of tiger prawns, use salmon. Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for healthy heart and brain function. It is also a lean protein, making it a good option for those looking to reduce their cholesterol levels.

Tropical Fruit Salad Swap out the shrimp and corn for a combination of diced mango, pineapple, and papaya. Top with a honey-lime dressing.

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa: Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa is a perfect accompaniment to the Beach Bar Special Salad. The mild, sweet flavor of the mahi mahi pairs nicely with the zesty dressing and fresh vegetables in the salad. The mango salsa adds a bright, tropical flavor to the dish that will transport you to the beaches of the Bahamas.

Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Cream: Grilled Pineapple with Coconut Cream is a delicious accompaniment to the Grilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa. The sweet and juicy pineapple is a perfect contrast to the savory mahi mahi, and the creamy coconut cream adds a rich, tropical flavor that complements both the pineapple and the mango salsa. It's a light and refreshing dish that will make your Beach Bar Special Salad even more special.


Q: What kind of lettuce should I use?

A: For this recipe, use 1 little gem lettuce.

Q: What is the best way to prepare the lettuce?

A: Wash the lettuce and cut into thin strips. Then, toss in a light vinaigrette and season with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

2 Reviews


This does taste Bahamian. We liked the combo of lime and sweet chili sauce with corn as the base flavor. It made for a great starter.


review by:
(17 Apr 2018)


My daughters loved this salad as so did I! They particularly loved the dressing which was the icing on the cake. Perfect for the summer as it is no cook considering that I bought the shrimp already cooked. We will be making this again. Thank you Twissis for sharing!


review by:
(2 Mar 2018)

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The Bahamas is home to the world-famous Atlantis Resort, which has a variety of restaurants that serve delicious beach bar cuisine. In addition, the resort is also home to the world's largest open-air marine habitat, with over 50,000 marine animals.

Fun Fact 2: The Bahamas is home to some of the world's most famous celebrities, including Sean Connery, Johnny Depp, and Beyoncé. These celebrities often frequent the beach bars and restaurants of the Bahamas, enjoying the delicious cuisine and tropical atmosphere.