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5 from 2 votes

Green mango salad with grilled tom yum prawns

This green mango salad with grilled tom yum prawns is so fresh, delicious, and full of textures and flavors.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Southeast Asian, Thai
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Vy Tran

Ingredients

  • One green mango (about 1.5 pounds), shredded
  • 1/4 cup Thai basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup Vietnamese mint leaves

  • 1/4 cup mint leaves

  • 1/4 cup cilantro

  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped

  • 2 tbsps fried shallots

Grilled tom yum prawns

  • 1 1/2 pounds medium prawns (heads and tails intact)

  • 2 tbsps Mekhala Living tom yum paste
  • 2 tbsps fish sauce

  • 2 tbsps freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

  • 2 tbsps granulated sugar

  • 2 tbsps chopped marut lime leaves

  • 2 tbsps cloves of garlic, finely chopped

Lime dressing

  • 2 tbsps water
  • 2 tbsps fish sauce
  • 2 tbsps freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tbsps granulated sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 red Bird eye’s chili

Instructions

  • Combine tom yum paste, fish sauce, lime juice, olive oil, sugar, chopped lime leaves, and garlic in a bowl. Add prawns and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the fridge for 60 minutes.

  • To make the lime dressing, in a bowl combine fish sauce, lime juice, water, sugar, garlic, and chili. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. 

  • Peel mango and halve, discarding seeds, then finely shred using a mandoline or grater and place the shredded mango in a bowl of ice cold water to keep it crisp.

  • Lightly grease a barbecue or chargrill pan and preheat to medium-high. Cook prawns for 2 minutes each side or until lightly charred and just cooked.


  • When ready to serve, drain and squeeze the excess water from the shredded mango. Divide it among serving plates, top with herbs, grilled prawns, chopped peanuts, fried shallot, and lime dressing.