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Photo of Prawn, papaya and soba noodle salad by WW

Prawn, papaya and soba noodle salad

Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
Papaya, prawn, mint, onion and coriander give this salad an incredible range of flavours and textures


Paw paw or papaya

400 g, cut into 2 cm pieces

Red onion

40 g, sliced

Fresh coriander

2 tbs, chopped

Fresh mint

2 tbs, shredded

Dry soba noodles (100% buckwheat)

180 g

Sunflower oil

2 tsp

Raw peeled prawns

600 g, peeled, tails intact


2 clove(s), crushed

Fresh red chilli

1 tsp, finely chopped, seeded

Lime juice

cup(s), (80ml)


  1. Combine the papaya, onion, coriander and mint in a medium bowl.
  2. Cook the noodles following packet directions until just tender. Drain.
  3. Meanwhile, combine the oil, prawns, garlic, ginger and chilli in a bowl. Heat a wok over high heat. Stir-fry the prawn mixture, in 2 batches, for 2-3 minutes or until cooked. Return prawn mixture to the wok with half the lime juice and stir-fry for 1 minute or until heated through.
  4. Combine the prawn mixture, noodles, papaya mixture and remaining lime juice in a bowl to serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Salad made from 4 cups shredded cabbage, 2 sliced celery sticks and 3 sliced green shallots. Pour over 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and toss to combine.