Orange and Apple Salad with Marinated Prawns

As August rolls around, the name of the game is easy cooking.  In fact, the less, the better, so long as the results are fresh and mouth-watering. Since it is summer to most of my readers in America and Europe, I thought this would be a perfect taste for those long hot summer days!!   And since most markets and farm stands are bulging with their best, select your favorite mix and match favorites and toss together a great salad. You can serve this with a French baguette and you have a delicious lunch.


12 green king prawns, peeled and deveined, tails left intact
1 lemon, zest finely grated
½ tsp chilli, finely diced
2 tbs olive oil

For the vinaigrette
1 tbs Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbs honey
1 tbs red wine vinegar
2 tbs lemon juice
½ lemon, zest finely grated

For the salad
2 celery hearts, finely sliced
1 baby fennel bulb, very finely sliced, fronds reserved
3 oranges, peeled and segmented
2 granny smith apples, peeled and cut into match sticks
½ bunch flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped


1. Place the prawns in a large bowl and combine with the lemon, chilli, olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Set aside for 15 minutes to marinate.

2. Meanwhile, whisk all of the vinaigrette ingredients together with a pinch of salt and pepper, then set aside.

3. Toss all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.

4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat and cook the prawns for 1-2 minutes each side or until just cooked through.

5. Add 1/3 cup of the dressing to the salad and toss to coat.

6. To serve, divide dressed salad and prawns between serving plates. Drizzle each plate with a little extra dressing and scatter over fennel fronds.




14 Responses to “Orange and Apple Salad with Marinated Prawns”

  1. So we eat about 6.30pm….do you think you can have it delivered by then?

  2. this is lovely and tasty ,
    your food post is yummy and unbeatable!

  3. Makes me happy that you like the food posts Ji, and this one is really tasty!! Hugs x

  4. Gorgeous display in the photo and looks so tempting…you’ve done it again! Heartspell

  5. live4love4life Says:

    yummmmmzzzz! 🙂

  6. Oh, my my my! How wonderful. Yummy! Healthy! And it won’t go to the hips. What more could we want . . . Lovely presentation. Rather poetic. Thanks! Another one to try on these sultry summer days . . . xoxo

    • Please be kind to our hips!! I know…but this one’s good, as long as we don’t overdo it!! Good on the eye and winner with friends. Would you be able to eat this?

  7. Easy on the eye and a delight on the palate!

  8. A winner…looks delicious, and sounds fresh with those ingredients…I love using citrus fruits in my salads I make…I love the extra zing…this ones for me! xxx

  9. You always make me want to come over and join you. Looks toooo delicious. Thanks for all the great recipes. 🙂

    • You are always so welcome here Luisa…and happy you like these recipes… can use brown rice for this one!! Sweet dreams (while my day has started!)

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