Prawn slaw with lime and sesame dressing

Quick, fresh, and tasty - this slaw recipe makes the most of deliciously dressed seasonal prawns and is set to be a staple dish at every barbecue.

  • Serves 4 - 6
  • 15 mins preparation
Prawn slaw


  • 750 grams small to medium cooked prawns
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 4 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 15 mint leaves, sliced finely
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 medium (120g) carrot, grated coarsely
  • 100 grams snow peas, trimmed and julienned
  • 1 telegraph cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced finely
  • 1/2 (700g) chinese cabbage, sliced finely
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


  • 1
    Peel and de-vein the prawns; cut in half lengthways.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, combine the cumin, fish sauce, lime juice, olive oil, sesame oil, mint and sugar. Stir until the sugar has dissolved; add the prawns and toss until prawns are well coated in the dressing.
  • 3
    Add the remaining ingredients and pile onto a serving platter.

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