600g Medium sized cooked prawns
1 Large mango
4 Waxy potatoes
1 Tin baby beetroots
1 Large bag rocket and spinach leaves
1 ½ Limes
2 Birdseye chillies
4 Clove garlics
Salt & pepper to taste
Step 1: Dice potatoes (it’s your choice to peel or not to peel) into bite size cubes, and add to a pot of boiling water, cooking for 12-15 minutes. Then drain and pour into a large bowl to cool. Meanwhile, dice garlic into small pieces and pan fry until golden brown. Then pour onto the cooling potatoes to infuse, add just enough olive oil to lightly cover the potatoes.
Step 2: Peel prawns and place in a second bowl. Take the lemon and remove the flesh from the skin. Then dice the lemon flesh into small cubes and mix into the bowl of prawns.
Step 3: In the third and last bowl, dice mango flesh into generous cubes and place in the bowl. Chop chillies into small pieces and along with the seeds, add to the mango bowl. Juice the 1 ½ limes into the mixture and mix well.
Step 4: Cover all 3 bowls and place in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve.
Step 5: To serve, add tinned baby beats (drained of liquid) and leafy greens to the potato bowl. Then add the prawn mixture to the potatoes. And lastly pour in the mango mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
The thought process behind this salad was to incorporate as many different flavours into a fun summer salad. For salt, the prawns and potatoes. For sweet, the mangos and baby beats. For sour, the lemons and limes. And for bitter, the rocket and spinach leaves.
The 3 main elements (potato mix, mango mix and prawn mix) can all be prepared in advance and refrigerated overnight. Thus taking the stress out of preparing a last minute dish to share, if attending a friends/family gathering.
You may choose to remove the lemon chunks from the ingredients if you don’t like an intense hit of sourness or bitterness. You may also cut down on the quantity of chilli (or remove the seeds) if you don’t want it too spicy for kids.
Please try this summer salad, the kick of chilli from the mangos always gain a favourable reaction from those who try it! *Thumbs-up*.