Prawn & Avo Pasta Salad

The “MK” saw a Prawn and Avo Pasta salad in Woolies today when we went to get some fruit….showed it to me and said…..can you make this for me tonight?

So we got what we needed to throw this salad together and let me tell you, it was delicious, easy and so very filling!
If you know me, you know I LOVE easy-peasy.
This dish took a few dishes and a little bit of prep but it was easy peasy….promise.
Boil half a packet of Fusilli pasta (the screw ones), drain and leave aside or in the fridge to cool completely.
Saute about 300-400g of shrimp or prawns with some crushed garlic, salt and olive oil (yes I literally made this with no spice to satisfy the “MK” but I am always a fan of a little bit of spice so feel free to season as you like, some lemon pepper would go swimmingly with this) – Leave this aside to cool as well
Then you need:
some chopped leaves of baby spinach *and rocket/basil/baby lettuce if you like
julienned carrots
chopped spring onion
3 boiled eggs
1 Avo
*sliced cucumbers – optional – with the seeds removed
*bean sprouts – optional
and for the Dressing you need:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tblsp lemon juice
1 tblsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dried parsley
Lemon pepper
Lemon Zest
And a dusting of Cayenne Pepper
Combine well.
If you want to carry the salad with you and you don’t want everything to get soaked then start layering with the dressing so that it’s right at the bottom and you can toss when you arrive at your destination.
But to serve start with your pasta
Then the spinach/lettuce leaves
And then…anything goes…
Spring Onion
Quartered eggs
Sprinkle with some cracked pepper and sea salt.
Pour over your dressing and enjoy!

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