Tuesday 30 June 2009

Recipe - Summer Prawn Salad

When it gets as warm as it is at the moment I prefer to eat something a bit cooler for dinner. Salads works great in the summer months and I'm always trying new version and variants of them.

This is just a very simple salad but it fills it purpose. As always freestyle it, use what you have at home or what you like. Mix, match and replace to your hearts content.

Salads like this one are great because you can use leftover potatoes from the day before and so on. If you feel lazy, buy cooked prawns instead of boiling them yourself. There are lots of shortcuts you can take - all depending on how much effort you want to put in.

I did actually make the sauce in the recipe, it's just that the photos with it on didn't look as nice as those without it. ;)

6 tbsp natural yoghurt
1.5 tsp Dijon mustard
Lots of fresh dill, cut
Lemon juice

Prawns (cooked or cook them yourself first)
Boiled new potatoes, halved and then cut into wedges
Eggs, boiled for about 5 minutes
French breakfast radishes, halved and then cut into wedges
Yellow pepper, cut into strips
Mixed salad

Mix the yoghurt and Dijon mustard. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice to taste. Stir in the dill. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Just plate the ingredients, pour some sauce over. Job done.



  1. Looks good though I'd say they were prawn not shrimp - at least in English (UK) speak rather than English (US) or English (Aus) speak. Shrimp for me are those tiny little brown things that come potted in butter and that they do so well in along the Lancashire coast.....

  2. Goodshoeday,

    Glad you liked the look of it.

    Many thanks for the heads-up on the nuances between shrimps/prawns. As you might notice, I've updated it now.

    I actually had potted shrimp as a starter last Friday so I should have known better.

    I blame my language errors on my Swedishness ;)

    // Mike

  3. Mm vad gott med sallad! Det är varmt här i Sverige idag så den där bilden är riktigt lockande!

  4. Millan,


    Jo, det ar lite for varmnt har for tillfallet. Sallad ikvall igen. Enda problemet var att jag behovde koka lite potatis. Gasspisen ar inte min van i hettan ;)

    // Mike


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