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20 Minute Paleo Meals: BLT Salad with Prawns & Avocado


blt salad recipe

Recipe: BLT salad with prawns & avocado

I like to think of this salad as a deconstructed BLT sandwich where bread has been replaced with more nutritious and tastier prawns and avocado. It’s my regular go-to lunch or a dinner on those nights when I don’t feel like spending too much time in the kitchen. Super easy and delicious.

Cook’s notes: I often use pre-cooked, frozen prawns for this recipe. I place frozen prawns in a bowl of hot water and let them thaw out for about 5-10 minutes. Alternatively, you can pick some cooked prawns from your deli or fishmonger or cook raw prawns. You can grill some chicken or steak if avoiding shellfish.


  • Small dollop of coconut oil
  • 3 rashes of streaky bacon (2 of them diced)
  • 1 small garlic clove, diced
  • 10 cooked prawns
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 red capsicum/bell pepper, sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp diced green onion/scallions
  • 1/2 acovado, sliced

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp lime juice (lemon is also fine)
  • 1 tsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Pinch of sea salt



  1. Heat up a small dollop of coconut oil in a skillet and pan fry bacon until crispy. Remove to a bowl and reserve the fat drippings.
  2. In the same pan, pan fry already cooked prawns with diced garlic for about a minute – just to warm them up.
  3. Mix the salad dressing and combine with the salad ingredients and bacon.Top with sliced avocado and warm prawns.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 7-10 minutes

Number of servings: 1


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