Prawn Cocktail

  • 10MINS
  • 123KCAL

This slimming friendly Prawn Cocktail is a calorie counting and Weight Watchers friendly version of the classic dish.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories123
  • Carbs6g
  • Protein18g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars2g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This slimming friendly Prawn Cocktail is a calorie counting and Weight Watchers friendly version of the classic dish.

A classic Marie Rose sauce is normally made using tomato ketchup which can really up the calories and Points. We’ve used Arla Cherry Tomato & Basil flavoured quark instead which we think works really well!

You can use either paprika or cayenne pepper to give your Prawn Cocktail its distinctive colour – it all depends on whether you want that extra kick of heat or not.

Our Prawn Cocktail recipe is the perfect size to serve as a starter for 2 people or you could even have it as a light lunch or with some extra salad as a main meal.

What diets is this Prawn Cocktail suitable for?

This Prawn Cocktail recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions;

  • Arla Cherry Tomato & Basil Quark Cooking Cheese

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Prawn Cocktail recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Prawn Cocktail recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Prawn Cocktail recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 0 Points per portion of this Prawn Cocktail recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

A shop bought seafood sauce has 3 Points per tablespoon, so our recipe will save you a whole heap of precious Points!

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Prawn Cocktail?

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There’s no special kitchen equipment needed for this super simple Prawn Cocktail recipe!

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How many calories are in this Prawn Cocktail?

There are 123 calories per portion in this Prawn Cocktail, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

A shop bought seafood sauce has over 80 calories per tablespoon – and that’s without any prawns!

This Prawn Cocktail is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Mix all the ingredients (except the prawns, lettuce, lemon and parsley) together in a bowl. Squeeze in the juice from one of the lemon wedges. Check the seasoning and add a little more black pepper if needed.

Step 2

Arrange the salad leaves on a plate or in a bowl.

Step 3

Stir the prawns into the sauce, then arrange them neatly on each leaf. Spoon over the remaining sauce, then garnish with the cucumber, tomato and lemon wedges and serve.

What could I serve with this Prawn Cocktail?

This Prawn Cocktail is fantastic when served as a starter, but also works really well as part of a buffet alongside the following dishes:

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How long can you keep Prawn Cocktail in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

Make sure to refrigerate any leftovers in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Prawn Cocktail in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Prawn Cocktail?

No, we wouldn’t recommend freezing this recipe.

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Prawn Cocktail

This slimming friendly Prawn Cocktail is a calorie counting and Weight Watchers friendly version of the classic dish.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 123
  • Carbs 6G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 0 Blue
  • 0 Purple

Ingredients

  • 170 g large cooked peeled prawns
  • 3 tbsp Arla Cherry Tomato & Basil Quark Cooking Cheese or add a little tomato puree and some dried basil to plain quark
  • ½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ½ tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ lemon cut into 3 wedges
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch paprika or cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pickled gherkin finely chopped
  • 4 leaves little gem lettuce or you could use Iceberg if you prefer
  • fresh parsley for garnish
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 1 cherry tomato cut in half

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Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except the prawns, lettuce, lemon and parsley) together in a bowl. Squeeze in the juice from one of the lemon wedges. Check the seasoning and add a little more black pepper if needed
  2. Arrange the salad leaves on a plate or in a bowl
  3. Stir the prawns into the sauce, then arrange them neatly on each leaf. Spoon over the remaining sauce, then garnish with the cucumber, tomato and lemon wedges and serve

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HRWednesday 31st July 2019

Hi there, I want to make this but can’t get tomato quark anywhere. Is there an alternative?

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    Emma TWednesday 25th September 2019

    Hi Hannah,

    You could use plain quark and add a little tomato puree into it ????

    Reply

nikiFriday 20th April 2018

Thanks Jane

I will try that as i don’t have an Asda, i live in Ireland so shopping limited, aldi,, tesco said they had it but can not find it, thanks for reply and answering x

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NikiTuesday 17th April 2018

Hi what could I use if I can’t find the tomato and basil quark please.

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DinahSaturday 10th February 2018

Would it be ok to use natural or Greek yoghurt as I have no quark in the house?

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