Cilantro Salad with Shallots and Prawns Recipe

Elevate your taste buds with the refreshing flavours of this delectable Cilantro Salad with Shallots and Prawns. Bursting with vibrant colours and aromatic herbs, this salad is a celebration of culinary creativity. Let’s embark on a culinary journey to craft this tantalizing dish that’s perfect for any occasion.



  • 250g Prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves, washed and chopped
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red chilli flakes (optional), for a hint of heat




  1. Start by preparing the Prawns. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the Prawns and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they turn pink and opaque. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chopped cilantro, thinly sliced shallots, halved cherry tomatoes, diced avocado, and diced cucumber.
  3. Add the cooked shrimp to the bowl and gently toss to combine all the ingredients.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and lime juice to create the dressing. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you enjoy a touch of heat, sprinkle in some red chilli flakes.
  5. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients with the flavorful dressing.
  6. Crumble the feta cheese over the salad to add a creamy and tangy element.
  7. Give the salad a final toss to ensure that all the flavours are evenly distributed.
  8. Serve the Cilantro Salad with Shallots and Prawns as a refreshing and satisfying main course or a delightful appetizer.

The medley of flavours and textures creates a delightful culinary journey that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds. So, take a bite, relish the vibrant combination, and enjoy the delicious symphony of tastes in every mouthful.