Prawn and spinach salad with mandarins


1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tsp honey
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
500g  whole raw prawns, peeled and deveined, tails intact
zest and segments from 3 mandarins
100g baby spinach leaves
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 Continental cucumber, peeled and seeded, thinly sliced diagonally


1. Whisk the mustard, honey and vinegar together in a jug. Slowly drizzle in 2 tablespoons of the oil while whisking continuously until fully incorporated. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

2. Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat and add the remaining oil to the hot pan. Toss the prawns with the mandarin zest and cook for 4-5 minutes or until just cooked through.

 3. Toss the spinach, onion, mandarin segments and cucumber with enough of the dressing to coat. Mound the salad onto the centre of serving plates.

4. Top each salad with the cooked prawns and drizzle any remaining dressing over the prawns and serve.

13 Responses to “Prawn and spinach salad with mandarins”

  1. Gosh, I wish you lived alot closer. I’d love to come to your house for supper!

  2. my favorite kind of desert.

  3. Yummy! Great ingredients. Shrimp is one of my favorites. Mandarins and spinach leaves. What a great salad! Thank you for sharing.

  4. It looks so delicious!
    I couldnt stop thinking of it! Im so hungry now!!!!
    How can I stand this now!!!!!
    Love and hug!

  5. The is not a single day that I would refuse that, girl you are a domestic goddess!

  6. WOW!!! Looks amazing. Thanx for sharing this…came across your blog while surfing around looking for blogs on WordPress. Yummy. Will read some more :o) xx

  7. You put so many of my favs together in one dish: shrimp, spinach, mandarine oranges, and cucumber . . . and how original. Thanks! And this one is easy on the hips! xox

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