Fiery Prawn Cocktail Salad Recipe

Prawn cocktail is a retro classic, but this speedy 15 minute recipe gives it a modern makeover to create the perfect stress-free summer starter. Elegant cucumber ribbons, crisp lettuce and prawns are drizzled with a spicy sriracha mayo and served as a generous sharing platter.

Fiery Prawn Cocktail Salad Recipe


  • 2 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated
  • 1 cucumber, peeled into ribbons with a vegetable peeler, core discarded
  • 2 x 150g packs cooked & peeled king prawns or tiger prawns
  • salad cress, snipped (optional)

For the dressing

  • 125g light mayonnaise
  • 50g tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 lime, ½ juiced, ½ cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon, ¼ juiced, the rest cut into wedges


  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together with some black pepper, reserving the lemon and lime wedges. Cover and chill until serving (up to 4 hrs ahead).
  2. Arrange the lettuce and cucumber ribbons on a platter; top with the prawns. Drizzle over a little dressing and scatter over the cress, if using. Serve with the lemon and lime wedges and a twist of black pepper.

Fiery Prawn Cocktail Salad Recipe