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Prawn cocktail with macadamia sauce

This dairy free version of a classic cocktail sauce will take you back to Christmas Day in 1970! Macadamias thicken the sauce and impart a creamy flavour that works perfectly with the tang of lime and the bite of a little extra Tabasco. A modern take on a retro favourite.
Servings 4
Preference Dairy Free
Perfect for Entertaining
Skill level Easy


Cocktail sauce (makes about ¾ cup)

  • 1/2 cup macadamias
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3-4 dashes Tabasco sauce to taste
  • 3 tbsp macadamia oil
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil

To serve

  • 1 small lettuce like cos
  • 12 prawns
  • 2 avocados halved and sliced
  • 1 tbsp chives finely chopped
  • lime slices


  • Place the macadamias and water into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Add all remaining ingredients except the oils, and process until pale. 
  • Gradually add combined oils until the mixture thickens. Adjust the flavours, adding more lime juice, salt or Tabasco as required. 
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • To serve, arrange the lettuce, prawns and avocado into tall coupe style glasses. Spoon over a little cocktail sauce and decorate with chopped chives and lime slices. Serve immediately.


Calories: 510kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 4gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 383mgPotassium: 630mgFiber: 9gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 855IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg

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