Prawn and two-fruit cocktail recipe

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Woman's Weekly's delicious prawn cocktail with avocado and grapefruit...

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  • healthy
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time
Total Time20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories221 Kcal11%
Fat18 g26%
Saturated Fat3.5 g18%

This prawn cocktail has avocado and grapefruit in it and comes with a delicious spicy mayonnaise and tomato ketchup dressing


  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • 1 round (or butter) lettuce, leaves washed and chilled
  • 150g (5oz) cooked tiger prawn tails

For the dressing:

  • 3tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1tsp brandy, or good dash of Worcester sauce
  • Dash of Tabasco sauce or pinch of cayenne
  • About ¼tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper




  1. To make the dressing: Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl or jug.
  2. To assemble the salad: Peel and segment the grapefruit over a plate to catch the juices. Cut the avocado in half and take out the stone. Slice avocado fairly thinly, then with a sharp knife, slice the flesh away from the skin, adding the slices to the grapefruit juice on the plate as you go, to prevent them browning and to give them flavour.
  3. Arrange the whole or torn lettuce leaves in 4 glass dishes. Add the grapefruit segments, avocado and prawns, and drizzle with dressing. Season.

Top tips for making prawn and two-fruit cocktail

Add a little grapefruit juice to the dressing if you like.

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