Papaya and prawn salad with grilled lime and coriander Papaya and prawn salad with grilled lime and coriander

Set a tropical holiday atmosphere with this fresh and light prawn and papaya salad.


Serves 4


5 minutes



  • 4 limes, halved, plus extra to garnish
  • ¹⁄3 cup (80ml) fish sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 800g red papaya, peeled and seeded
  • 500g medium prawns, cooked
  • 120g baby spinach
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • ½ bunch coriander, leaves picked


Preheat a frying pan to high.
Add the limes and cook cut side down for 1–2 minutes or until charred. Leave to cool.
In a small jug or mixing bowl, add the fish sauce, garlic and sugar. Squeeze in the lime juice from the charred limes, whisking to dissolve the sugar.
To serve, cut the papaya into thin wedges. Arrange the papaya, prawns, spinach, onion and coriander in a large bowl. Drizzle over the dressing and toss through. Garnish with extra limes and serve immediately.

Originally published in The Costco Connection, Mar/Apr 2022. Pick up the latest copy at your local warehouse or read it online.