Fish on Friday
Pink Grapefruit and Prawn Salad
(The 5:2 Diet and Weight Watchers)
Here I am again with my regular Fish on Friday post, but it’s a day early and is on Thursday! And this week I am featuring one of my favourite salads – a healthy and flavour packed recipe with fruit, seafood, salad leaves and a spicy dip, as well as cooling fresh mint, Pink Grapefruit and Prawn Salad, which is also suitable for those following the 5:2 and Weight Watchers diets. Not only is this salad healthy and low in calories, but it’s also as pretty as picture too…..and it makes a great starter for a summer dinner party, and, I have served the prawns served in a lettuce leaf wrap before, as an appetiser. My prawns were LOVELY Scottish prawns, I bought them cooked, but not peeled, so then I just had to peel them before serving, they were amazingly fresh and full of the flavour of the sea! And, I always think that seafood and shellfish go so well with ALL citrus fruits, but especially pink grapefruit.
This salad has only 90 calories per portion, which makes it an ideal meal for any dieters, and especially for those struggling to follow the 500 or 600 calories on the 5:2 fasting days diet; it also makes a pleasant change from the usual diet fare, such as crisp breads cottage cheese and “cuppa” soups, although there is nothing wrong with any of those in moderation of course! If you have more calories to burn, by all means add some salad dressing to the salad, in place of the low-fat mayonnaise dip or as well as the dip – this will add on about 6 calories for a fat-free version, such as Kraft Italian vinaigrette with garlic or 61 calories for a creamy one such as Sainsbury’s blue cheese dressing. More information about the 5:2 diet can be found on my two other posts, which also have low-calorie recipes too, here: 5:2 Diet, Fresh Fruit Salad Recipe, Meal Plan Ideas and Calorie Counters and 5:2 Diet, Fast Days & Feast Days and Roast Tomato & Garlic Soup Recipe (70 Calories).
That’s all for today, for FRIDAY, tomorrow, I will be back with another recipe, but not a fishy one, as today was one of my fast days (low-calorie) days, hence me sharing my LOW CALORIE Pink Grapefruit and Prawn Salad with you all today! I do have a LOVELY seasonal recipe to share however, and then look out for more Baking with Be-Ro on Sepia Saturday, as well as some GREAT product reviews, a nocturnal garden party and some meals on wheels reviews too……more about them later! See you all later, Karen.
NB: (For more information about the Horizon programme and the 5:2 diet, here is the link to the BBC website: The power of intermittent fasting
Pink Grapefruit and Prawn Salad (5:2 and Weight Watchers)
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, Starter|
|Misc||Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
|Occasion||Barbecue, Birthday Party, Casual Party, Christmas, Easter, Formal Party, Valentines day|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 90g fresh North Atlantic prawns, cooked and peeled (40 calories a portion)
- 1 large pink grapefruit, peeled and split into segments (26 calories a portion)
- 40g salad leaves (3 calories a portion)
- 2 tablespoons Hellmann's Low Fat Mayonnaise (15 calories a portion)
- Tabasco, to taste (0 calories)
- fresh mint leaves (6 calories a portion)
- salt and pepper
A simple flavour packed salad which is only 90 calories per portion. This salad is perfect for anyone following the 5:2 diet as well as Weight Watchers.
|Step 1||Add 3 to 4 drops (or more) of Tabasco to the low-fat mayonnaise, mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper; spoon it into a small serving bowl.|
|Step 2||Arrange the salad leaves on a plate, and then add the prawns and grapefruit segments. Finely chop the mint leaves and scatter them over the top.|
|Step 3||Serve the prawn and grapefruit salad with the spicy mayonnaise for dipping.|
Gorgeous! That’s a diet that would be VERY easy to stay with!
Thanks Noeleen, simple, low in calories means dieting does not have to be dull!
torviewtoronto and createwithmom says
lovely combination looks wonderful
Thanks so much, it was a LOVELY salad and I really enjoyed it!
Fabulous looking salad, love prawns.
Thanks Janice! I find my low calorie days easy when I can have salads like this!
rita cooks italian says
Nice and light dish! Salads are my favourite lunch, but I’ m addicted to ex olive oil and bread (no very good if you are counting calories…..)
I am sure that a little bit of olive oil and good Italian bread is fine for most of the time Rita! Karen
Ren Behan says
A really lovely salad, Karen and I must say, I’ve never tried grapefruit with prawns, but on any diet I think the grapefruit power burns through extra calories so this would be brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration x
Thanks Ren, I am a BIG fan of citrus with prawns and seafood and grapefruit is really lovely especially with prawns! Karen
Food Stories says
Love your stunning food photos … So bright & colorful … Happy Friday 🙂
THANKS so much for your lovely comments, you have a GREAT weekend! Karen
Maya Russell says
Delicious. Tweeted as @maisietoo – https://twitter.com/maisietoo/status/329845954364715008