Strawberry Pesto Prawn Salad

A delicious and refreshing main for those warm summer nights. Quick and easy to prepare, this is sure to be a hit.

Wine Match: Crisp Riesling or Sparkling Wine

Serves 4 (cups of pesto)

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

For Pesto

For Prawn Salad

For Strawberry Pesto Prawn Salad

Method

For Pesto

  1. Place the strawberries, basil leaves, walnuts and garlic in a food processor and blitz with the Parmesan cheese. Gradually add the olive oil and mix to a pesto like consistency.
  2. Store in the fridge in a sealed container

For Prawn Salad

  1. Heat a large pan and pan fry the prawns for 2 – 3 minutes each side.
  2. Toss in pesto, and strawberries and warm through.
  3. Place leaves onto 4 serving plates, top with warm prawns and berries and drizzle with oil if desired.
  4. Delicious served with extra pesto. Drizzle with a good olive or chilli oil if desired

For Strawberry Pesto Prawn Salad

  1. To make the pasta, bring a large pot of water to the boil and cook the fresh pasta. Drain.
  2. Heat a large pan and pan fry the prawns for 2 – 3 minutes each side.
  3. Toss in the drained pasta and pesto, and warm through.
  4. Crumble with ricotta and extra basil leaves and strawberry slices, then serve immediately.