Seafood salad with a lime mango dressing

June 15, 2015

Over the last few days it looks like Summer might have arrived. The days have been warm and the air has been filled with the sound of bees buzzing and birds singing. I have managed to get into the garden and tackle the mass of weeds have seems to have sprung up overnight. I would love to know how the weeds manage to take over. I have tried getting plants that are meant to spread out prevent weeds growing but it does not seem to work. If you know the secret to beating weeds please let me know. It does look like I will have a bumper crop of raspberries this year. It also looks like I am going to have more than the twenty one gooseberries I had last year which I used to make elderflower and gooseberry sorbet. On warm days I don’t feel much like cooking and prefer something lighter to eat. A salad is ideal, one filled with flavour and taste. This weekend I created a seafood salad with a lime mango dressing, that was perfect for a warm sunny day. The warm seafood made it feel like a main meal and the lime mango dressing was full of taste and summer flavour.

Seafood saladFor the base of the salad I used garlic and ginger prawns from Whitby Seafoods. Whitby seafoods have a great range of sustainable seafood which is really tasty and delicious. From fish to prawns to scampi, they will definitely have something you like. TWhitby Seafoods are based in Whitby, which is a lovely picturesque town. I visited fairly recently, stopping at the Abbey and driving along the coast. It was a lovely adventure and I would love to go back someday.

Whitby seafoodOnce the garlic and ginger prawns were cooked I added them to a salad made from mixed lettuce leaves, chopped cucumber, spring onions and cherry tomatoes. The salad had been tossed in a lime mango dressing which I made with crushed mango, lime juice and a little oil and vinegar. I also added some black pepper and a touch of sugar into the dressing. The dressing worked really well, adding a lovely zingy flavour which worked wonderfully with the garlic and ginger prawns. I sat in the sun and ate, enjoying the calm and the warm sun toasting my shoulders.

Seafood saladThe warm bites of seafood added an exotic touch to the salad, making me think of sitting beside the sea. There is nothing more calming that sitting on the shore watching the waves curl gently onto the beach and fall back into the ocean as if exhausted by the effort. I will have to visit the coast again soon.

seafood saladSeafood salad with a lime mango dressing recipe

 

Seafood salad with a lime mango dressing

Author Alison

Ingredients

  • 1 pack Whitby Seafood garlic and ginger prawns
  • pack mixed lettuce leaves
  • spring onions
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • For the dressing
  • 1 mango
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions

  • Cook the Whitby seafood garlic and ginger prawns according to the instructions on the pack.
  • While they are cooking chop the spring onions and cucumber into small pieces.
  • Mix the lettuce, cucumber, spring onions and cherry tomatoes together.
  • To make the dressing chop the mango into very small pieces.
  • Add the lime, oilve oil, vinegar and sugar to the mango and season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix well and pour over the salad.
  • When the ginger and garlic prawns are cooked add them to the salad.

If you are looking for other salad ideas how about chicken and bacon tortelloni salad for a satisfying main meal.
Chicken and bacon salad

For a lighter and more refreshing salad, ideal for using up a glut of raspberries this chicken and raspberry salad is colourful and tasty.
Chicken and raspberry salad

I was sent some vouchers to purchase the seafood and create a recipe, my opinions are my own.

 

6 responses to “Seafood salad with a lime mango dressing”

  1. Mmmmm prawns and scampi… my favourite!

  2. I don’t like fish, but this looks delicious. I should give it a try 🙂

  3. This looks nice and healthy, you can’t go wrong with seafood in Summer and the lime dressing sounds lovely

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe by email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives

Newsletter

Subscribe:

%d bloggers like this: