Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a very satisfying summer salat and can be served as a main meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place cous cous in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Add 2 cups (500ml)warm water and set aside for 15 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Use a fork to separate the grains.
  4. Cut prawns lengthwise.
  5. Stir in the shallots, tomatoes, coriander, prawns and avocado.
  6. To make the lime dressing, combine the lime rind and juice, honey, oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Pour over the cous cous mixture and toss well to serve.
  8. TIP:.
  9. Once avocados are cut, squeeze some lemon juice over the flesh.
  10. This helps prevent the flesh from darkening when exposed to the air.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this salad. Came together in a snap. I did adjust amounts to serve myself, which resulted in a two serving size. I also subbed in parsley for the coriander, as I don't care much for it. :)

Lori Mama September 02, 2012

This was very good. I made it last night for lunch today. My DH took it in his lunch box. He loved it and said he'd like to see it again. I loved it too but I loved it more last night. I think it was better fresh than sitting over night. It was very easy to make, especially with prawns that I bought already cooked. The only things I did different was to use swt onions, no shallot, and added garlic to the dressing. Also, I wanted to mention that I did not like the dressing when I tasted it b4 adding to the salad but I figured there was no turning back. I'm glad I didn't mess with it too much 'cause once on cous cous it was perfect. I also didn't use any corianer 'cause DH doesn't like it. It would look lovely in a lettuce cup for a special lunch. It would also make a nice additon to a cook out or pot luck. I bet it would be very yummy next to grilled chicken or steak. In fact, I think I'll add that to next weeks menu. Thanks for posting this yummy dish. Oh, and your servings were right on. Served 4 perfectly. UPDATE: Yes, it is very good as a side to grilled chicken. I just use a little garlic powder and paprika and a touch of cuman on the chicken. I also added chick peas this time and left out the tomato 'cause I didn't have enough. Another addition I will try is cucumber.

Ilysse July 18, 2008