Prawn Avocado Pasta Salad

    25 mins

    This combination of prawns, bacon, avocado, cheese and lettuce makes a great main in summer or a substantial entree any time of year.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 448 g uncooked penne pasta
    • 115 g bacon
    • 455 g cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced
    • 140 g shredded Cheddar cheese
    • 235 ml mayonnaise
    • 60 ml lemon juice
    • 40 g tomatoes, diced
    • 2 g crushed red pepper
    • 220 g shredded lettuce

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain. Let cool.
    2. Place bacon in a frypan over medium high heat and cook until evenly brown. Drain and crumble. Spread the lettuce in the bottom of a serving bowl.
    3. In a separate bowl, gently toss together the pasta, bacon, prawns, avocados, cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, tomatoes and chilli. Spoon this over the lettuce and serve.

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    Good recipe. Tweaked it a little to suit our needs. I used whole tiny cherry tomatoes, added the avocado on the top of each serving (didn't want the cut avocado to get brown before we ate it), and added a bit of Old Bay seasoning for more flavor. Husband liked it very much. Leftovers were better the second day and I didn't have to cook tonight. I think this would also make a nice potluck dish. Thanks for submitting!  -  15 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a very good summer dinner. I followed another reviewers advice and sliced the avacado on top and it made a very pretty presentation. I also added a teaspoon of dijon mustard to give it some zip.  -  09 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I left out the mayo and bacon and instead used a lowfat bacon ranch salad dressing. This recipe tastes even better after spending a night in the frig.  -  25 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)