Lemongrass and prawns salad

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This salad provides the phytochemicals of vegetables along with protein, vitamins of prawns and can be had as a main or side dish.

Lemongrass prawn salad
Lemongrass prawn salad

Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: serves 2-4 people


  • 1 stick lemongrass, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 0.5 cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1.5 tbsp palm or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 red chillies, small
  • 6 pieces prawns, peeled but with tails intactand deveined
  • 2 cucumber
  • 2 green onions
  • 0.5 cup coriander leaves
  • 0.5 cup mint leaves
  • 0.25 cup peanuts, roasted and roughly chopped


  1. Place the lemon grass, lime juice, oil, sugar, fish sauce and chillies in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk until sugar dissolves
  3. Boil the prawns
  4. cool in refrigerator
  5. once it's cold, toss with dressing
  6. place the cucumber, onions, coriander and mint into a bowl
  7. pour over reserved lemon grass mixture. Toss to combine
  8. Arrange cucumber salad on serving plates
  9. Top with prawns and peanuts. Serve chilled

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