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Prawn Aguachile Salad

Check out this quick and easy prawn aguachile salad recipe. Aguachile’ means ‘chilli water’ in Spanish, referring to the fiery dressing.

Prep Time

    •    Prep and cook time: 10 minutes + marinating
    •    Yield: Serves 4


    •    1 avocado, diced
    •    1 tsp caster sugar
    •    1/4 cucumber, diced
    •    1 red onion, thinly sliced
    •    2 limes, zested and juiced
    •    180g ready-cooked prawns
    •    a handful radishes, quartered
    •    a handle tortilla chips, crushed to serve
    •    2 little gem lettuces, cut into chunky pieces
    •    2 green chillies, deseeded and roughly chopped
    •    a small bunch coriander, stalks roughly chopped and leaves torn


  1. Put the green chillies, coriander stalks, lime zest and juice, the sugar, a pinch of salt and 50ml of water into a small blender and whizz until smooth. Put the prawns and red onion into a large bowl, pour over the dressing and leave to marinate for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add in the avocado, radishes, cucumber, lettuce and coriander leaves, and toss again. Divide between 4 plates then sprinkle over a few crushed tortilla chips.

This great family recipe is thanks to Olive Magazine at


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