Prawn Salad Recipe

With Butter Lettuce, Avocado,Tomato

Restaurant Salad Recipe

Butter lettuce is used for this Prawn Salad with Avocado and Tomatoes is often called Boston or Bibb lettuce.

I am not certain, but there may be slight differences. I guess it doesn't matter because all are good quality lettuce that will have fairly large, loose and thick leaves and an even green coloring.

The lettuce is excellent for flavor, texture and nutrition.

Butter or Boston or Bibb lettuce is available all year long in California and Arizona. I know, I have purchased this lettuce fresh from their fields at various times of the year.

In Washington State, where I live, butter lettuce is available from May through late September.

Butter lettuce is so tender it almost melts in your mouth. It forms a loose head of large leaves that reminds me of a rose. (How do I know? My husband gave me one ...once. ;-) )

The flavor of butter lettuce is so "gentle" that it is perfect with many, many other foods and dressings.

This salad recipe has approximately 12 grams of carbohydrates per salad plus 2 carbs for each 2 tablespoons of Thousand Island Dressing. So for those of you who are carb counters, this is a wonderful salad recipe to add to your file.

Prawn Salad Recipe

Butter Lettuce, Avocado & Tomatoes

Preparation time: 25 minutes. Serves 4



  • 1 head of butter lettuce, hand torn into bite size pieces (yes, you may use a different lettuce)
  • 1 pound of cooked prawns, peeled and de-veined (20-25 count - per pound)
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 diced tomatoes
  • 2 diced (or sliced) avocados (DO NOT CUT until preparing the salad, optional)
  • Sliced red onion (optional)
  • 1-2 lemons cut into wedges
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Sliced, hard cooked eggs for garnish



  • Prepare your Thousand Island Dressing and refrigerate
  • Toss the cooked prawns with a generous amount of Kosher salt and juice from a few lemon wedges
  • Cover the prawns and refrigerate until serving


To serve:

  • On chilled plates, mound the lettuce in the center of each plate and arrange the tomatoes on one side and the avocados on the other side OR gently toss ingredients and place on large lettuce leaf
  • Place 5-6 prawns on the salad
  • Place lemon wedges on the side
  • Garnish with sliced egg
  • Serve with Thousand Island Dressing on the side

Enjoy your Prawn Salad and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? Shrimp and prawn are common names without the formal definition that scientific terms provide. They are terms of convenience.

(I love the expression “jumbo shrimp.”)