Asparagus Salad with Prawns Recipe

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Here I present you my asparagus salad with prawns recipe.

This salad you can cook very quickly and easily yourself.

I have put together for you a perfectly harmonious composition.

The colorful leaf salad is ideal on warm days and looks elegant on the table.

The prawns are an optional ingredient.

In the article you will find great tips and ideas. Good luck!

1. Recipe Asparagus Salad

Here we go, here are the photo instructions for your kitchen battle 🙂

Asparagus Salad with Prawns

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 527
Total Time 20 Min.
Preparation Time 10 Min.
Cook Time 10 Min.

Simple guid for asparagus salad with prawns

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Asparagus salad with prawns Recipe Image
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200 g lettuce (for example: Lollo Rosso, Lollo Bianco, oak leaf, radicchio and frisée)
60 g vine tomatoes (small tomatoes)


200 g Asparagus (white or green asparagus)
1 tsp Salt
20 g butter
1 tsp Sugar


100 g prawns
50 g oil
1 pc clove of garlic
1 pinch Salt
1 pinch Pepper


2 tbs orange juice
1 tbs white wine vinegar
1 tsp mustard (medium hot)
1 tbs honey (or agave syrup)
3 tbs Rapeseed oil
2 pinches Salt
1 pinch Pepper (I like to use green ground pepper.)


Asparagus peel finger and hand technique
Grab the tip of the asparagus spear with your fingers. Place the asparagus spear over the hand on the wrist. Turn the asparagus spear and remove the peel evenly with the pendulum peeler. So you can peel the asparagus safely and the asparagus stick will NOT break!

Prepare asparagus

Peel the white asparagus and cut off the ends briefly.

Place the peeled asparagus in a pot with plenty of water.

Enrich with salt, sugar and butter and cook for about 10 minutes.

Then take the asparagus out of the water and cut into pleasantly large pieces.

Put the washed lettuce in the salad spinner.
Colorful lettuce in the salad spinner. Salad marinade only accepts dry lettuce.

Prepare leaf salads

Wash the fresh leaf salad and spin dry in the salad spinner.

Tear the lettuce into bite-sized leaf pieces by hand.

Spread over the salad bowls in portions.

Halve the small tomatoes and spread over the salad.

Squeeze oranges
Squeeze oranges for orange juice.

Prepare dressing

For the dressing, squeeze one orange.

As a substitute, you can also use a ready-made direct juice from oranges. Prepare dressing

Prepare the orange juice dressing
Orange juice with mustard, sugar, salt and olive oil

Mix Dressing

Now mix the dressing with the orange juice, white wine vinegar, mustard, honey, oil, salt and pepper to an emulsion with the whisk.

Prawns fried in a pan
Freshly fried prawns are an excellent accompaniment to lemon risotto. Please buy raw shrimp, you can recognize them by their gray color. Fry the prawns over high heat when the risotto is done. Then arrange the prawns on the risotto.

Prepare Prawns

Put the prawns in a hot pan with oil, halve the garlic and pepper, add salt.

Brown only SHORTly from both sides.

Asparagus salad green
Asparagus salad with prawns


Marinate the lukewarm asparagus and the prepared leaf salad with the salad dressing and serve.

Topping the salad with the prawns.

Enjoy your meal!

… Almost forgotten… Cut the tomatoes in half or slice them to decorate the salad.

2. Nutritional Values and Calories

3. Tips for Asparagus Salad with Prawns

The basis for the salad is a crisp, fresh, colorful leaf salad enriched with asparagus and tomatoes.

The fried Prawns come as a topping on the salad.

Asparagus salad
Colorful fresh salad with asparagus and prawns

I use fresh leaf lettuce, the more colorful the better…. the varieties are:

Lollo Rosso, Lollo Bianco, Radicchio, Oak leaf lettuce, Lamb’s lettuce….

Leaf salads at a glance, summer salad is delicious!
Leaf salads briefly explained, here is an overview.

My asparagus comes this time in boiling salted water. Cooked al dente, I marinate the asparagus later.

You can use green or white fresh asparagus.

I have used fresh white asparagus here.

The green asparagus is usually available around the year in the supermarket, the white asparagus has season in Germany from April to June.

Otherwise, it is imported goods.

green asparagus cut in half
Green asparagus blanched firm to the bite

I add prawns to this salad as a topping.

You can recognize raw prawns by the gray color.

Please thaw frozen prawns in cold water, remove from the shell and dry.

I pan fry the prawns briefly and quickly over high heat.

Raw and unpeeled prawns
Raw prawns still in their shells are an attractive main feature of our food.

One of my favorite dressings is the standard dressing of my loved ones:

a mixture of white wine vinegar, orange juice, oil, mustard, honey and spices.

It goes exceptionally well with my asparagus salad.

Orange dressing
Freshly mixed dressing for the summer salad with orange juice, mustard and olive oil.

4. Thematically Appropriate Dishes

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