Thai Temptation: Tropical Salad

Tropical salad with prawns, black sesame, pineapple, purple cabbage & papaya

Serves 4


  • 1 packet salad leaves
  • 1 pineapple,peeled and sliced
  • 1 Ripe Papaya
  • 1/2 purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 12 large prawns- shell on, deveined
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • garlic
  • salt, pepper


  1. Season the cleaned prawns with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan and once hot, and grill the prawns, flesh side down first about 5 minutes and then set aside.
  3. Place a slice of Pineapple on the plate, assemble the salad leaves on top of it and then add the shredded cabbage.
  4. Top with the prawns and drizzle with the black sesame seeds & Pumpkin seeds.
  5. Place a thin slice of Papaya (seeds still on) next to the prawns
  6. Top with the noodles
  7. Dress the salad the balsamic vinegar and olive oil and serve immediately