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Strawberry Pesto Prawn Salad Recipe PLUS Giveaway

strawberry pesto prawn salad recipe

Strawberry Pesto Prawn Salad

i love vic strawberries logo2A delicious and refreshing main for those warm summer nights. Quick and easy to prepare, this is sure to be a hit.

Wine Match: Crisp Riesling or Sparkling Wine

Serves 4 (cups of pesto)

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


For Pesto

1 x 250g punnet Victorian Strawberries, washed and hulled
2 bunches basil leaves
100g walnuts
2 cloves garlic
1 ½ cups grated Parmesan cheese
4 tsp olive oil

For Prawn Salad

12 large or 24 small green prawns, peeled and deveined, with the tails intact
½ cup Strawberry Pesto
200g mixed salad leaves
extra strawberries to serve
For Strawberry Pesto Prawn Salad

200g fresh lasagne sheets, cut into thick strips


For Pesto

  • Place the strawberries, basil leaves, walnuts and garlic in a food processor and blitz with the Parmesan cheese. Gradually add the olive oil and mix to a pesto like consistency.
  • Store in the fridge in a sealed container

For Prawn Salad

  • Heat a large pan and pan fry the prawns for 2 – 3 minutes each side.
  • Toss in pesto, and strawberries and warm through.
  • Place leaves onto 4 serving plates, top with warm prawns and berries and drizzle with oil if desired.
  • Delicious served with extra pesto. Drizzle with a good olive or chilli oil if desired

For Strawberry Pesto Prawn Salad

  • To make the pasta, bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook the fresh pasta. Drain.
  • Heat a large pan and pan fry the prawns for 2 – 3 minutes each side.
  • Toss in the drained pasta and pesto, and warm through.
  • Crumble with ricotta and extra basil leaves and strawberry slices, then serve immediately.

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victorian strawberries prize



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  • Set of cake tins
  • 3 tiered cake stand
  • Glass cake dome
  • Cookie storage
  • Salad bowl
  • Strawberry rinser

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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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