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Za'atar prawn cocktail jars recipe

Za'atar prawn cocktail jars recipe

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Prawn cocktails on a picnic? Why not we say! These lovely little jars are full of flavour, yet so simple to make with some lemon & za'atar mayonnaise, frozen jumbo prawns and lots of fresh salad. See method

  • Serves 6
  • Takes 20 mins
  • 109 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 tbsp lemon & za’atar mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 1 lemon, ½ zested and juiced, ½ finely sliced
  • 225g pack frozen Tesco Finest jumbo cooked prawns, defrosted
  • 1 small avocado, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce, finely sliced
  • ½ cucumber, finely sliced
  • 5g fresh chives, finely chopped
High in protein and a source of vitamin E

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    7g 10%
  • Saturates

    1g 6%
  • Sugars

    1g 2%
  • Salt

    0.8g 13%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 2.2g Protein 8g Fibre 1.3g


  1. Mix the mayonnaise, hot sauce and lemon zest and juice in a bowl. Add the prawns, mix well to coat, then season with black pepper. Drizzle a little of the remaining lemon juice over the avocado.
  2. Layer up the lettuce, avocado and cucumber in 6 lidded jam jars. Top with the dressed prawns, sprinkle over the chives and finish with a slice of lemon. Pop the lids on to transport them in cool bags to your picnic.

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