Middle Eastern Prawn Salad – dinner in under 30 minutes

Middle Eastern Prawn Salad

Tonight I managed dinner in under 30 minutes but no, it wasn’t one of Jamie Oliver’s, I am sorry to say. This was super simple for a change. I didn’t feel like I was tying myself in knots trying to beat some kind of record. But I will go back to Jamie Oliver because it is a challenge and his food is truly delicious. The man knows his flavours.



Middle Eastern Prawn SaladMiddle Eastern Prawn Salad
serves 4

Lebanese bread rounds
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
24 raw peeled prawns, tails intact
2 tsps Moroccan spice
Mixed salad leaves
Cucumber – thinly sliced
1 red onion
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
200g plain yoghurt
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp extra olive oil


Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil and place on an oven tray. Cook in a 200°C (360°F) oven 5 minutes on each side.
Place prawns in a bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil and the spice. Toss to coat.
Cook prawns in a little olive oil for 2-3 minutes.
Mix the yoghurt, lemon juice and extra olive oil in a bowl for the dressing. Season it.
Combine salad leaves, cucumber, sliced red onion and chopped mint in a large bowl.
Top with prawns and drizzle with the dressing.
Serve with the warm Lebanese bread.



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  1. Wonderfully easy to prepare and I can taste the slight spicyness on my palate now! A lovely change from the Indian/Malayaian/Thai prawn dishes I oft tend to make :) !

    • I love Thai prawns but it is nice to experiment a little with other flavours. Easy meals are good but tonight I have another Jamie Oliver one lined up so let’s see how that goes.

      • Find Jamie Oliver quire, quite deceiving. There is this nice country boy brought up on pub food – and, somehow, in the simplest of ways he does get it all right, or better than right, with that deprecating smile :) ! Do tell us after, won’t you :) !

        • Have a look at my latest blog post. I made it! Exactly 30 minutes but Jamie made a drink as well, which I didn’t. I have another one of his meals to make tonight and I will let everyone know how that goes.

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