Friday, April 21, 2017

Creamy Prawn and Dill Wedge Salad

I always used to think that wedge salads seemed so silly. I mean - it's a big ol' hunk of lettuce. How is that going to be tasty? The thing is.... wedge salads are actually really, really good. 
No. Really.
The lettuce is magically transformed when you add the dressing and toppings.
Don't believe me?
Try it! You'll see. 
Oh.... you'll see. 
You'll be converted just like me and become obsessed with how delicious and pretty and healthy they are. Or not... you know... whatevs. But still, why risk missing out? 

Creamy Prawn and Dill Wedge Salad

1/3 cup 0 fat, plain, Greek yogurt
1/4 cup light mayo
1 tsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp dried dill
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1/2 cup cucumber, diced
1/4 tsp sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
salt & pepper

16 oz prawns, raw/peeled
1 Tbsp fresh dill
1 large head iceberg lettuce

fresh dill

Prepare dressing.

Mix all dressing ingredients together except for the cucumber.

Keep cucumber separate until ready to serve (the cucumbers release liquid and will make the dressing runny.) Refrigerate until ready to use. 
Prepare prawns - Bring water + 1 Tbsp fresh dill to a boil over medium high heat. 

Drop in the prawns and cook until prawns are cooked and are pink. Remove from water let cool. 

Chop each prawn into about 3 pieces. 
Prepare salad - Cut the lettuce in 4 and remove the center core. Place each quarter on a serving plate. (By removing the center bit you should have a nice little "bowl" or flat spot for some of the prawns and dressing to sit.)

Stir the cucumber and prawns into the prepared dressing.

Scoop 1/4 of the dressing/prawn mixture onto each quarter of lettuce.

Sprinkle with a little more fresh dill, if desired. Serve immediately.

The dill and prawns on the crisp lettuce make for a very refreshing meal for only 162 calories per serving. 
Seriously. 162, that's it. 
According to MyFitnessPal - 162 calories, 22 protein, 10 carbs, and 4 fat. How great is that? (Recipe makes 4 servings) Wedge salads are quite filling and a nice change from the usual salad. 

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  1. I am not a huge fan of prawns but I have tried this recipe and it turned out to be exceptionally delicious. I loved the creamy texture and taste. It was something different for me and I loved it.

    1. So glad you gave it a try and enjoyed it! :) Thank you.