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Thai Prawn and Papaya Salad

With a delicious coconut dressing, this fresh salad will be welcome at any gathering. Even better, it's ready in just 35 minutes.

Prep Time

    •    Prep time: 30 minutes
    •    Cook time: 5 minutes
    •    Yield: Serves 6


    •    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    •    1/3 cup fried noodles
    •    1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
    •    350g peeled green prawns, finely chopped
    •    2 cups loosely packed fresh coriander sprigs
    •    1/2 red papaya, peeled, seeded, thinly sliced
    •    2 small Lebanese cucumbers, peeled into ribbons

For the Thai coconut dressing:

    •    1 tbsp lime juice
    •    2 tsps raw sugar
    •    1 tbsp fish sauce
    •    2/3 cup coconut milk
    •    Extra sliced chilli, to serve
    •    Extra lime wedges, to serve
    •    1 long red chilli, seeded, finely chopped


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add prawns. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange cucumber ribbons, papaya and red onion on a large serving plate. Top with prawns, fried noodles, coriander and extra chilli. Drizzle with coconut dressing. Serve with lime wedges.

This great family recipe is thanks to Taste Recipes at


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