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Spicy prawns with tzatziki

Total Time
1 hr 50 min
45 min
5 min
Summer wouldn’t be summer unless there were prawns being served! These spicy prawns are great on their own or with the homemade tzatziki.


Raw peeled prawns

1000 g, peeled, tails intact

Fresh coriander

2 tbs, chopped

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tbs, chopped

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Smoked paprika

½ tsp

Ground turmeric

½ tsp


2 clove(s)

Olive oil

1 tbs

99% fat-free, plain Greek yoghurt, unsweetened

½ cup(s), (120g)

Fresh mint

2 tbs, chopped


2 medium, cut into thin wedges

Lebanese cucumber

2 medium, halved lengthways, thickly sliced

Red onion

¼ medium, thinly sliced

Wholemeal lebanese bread

166 g, (buy 2x83g pieces)


  1. Place prawns, coriander, parsley, cumin, paprika, turmeric and half the garlic in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with the oil. Toss to coat prawns in herb mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Meanwhile, combine yoghurt, mint, remaining garlic and 1 tablespoon of water in a small bowl. Season.
  3. Place tomato, cucumber and onion in a large bowl. Season. Toss to combine.
  4. Heat a large barbecue or chargrill on medium-high. Cook prawns for 1-2 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and cooked through. Serve prawns with yoghurt sauce, tomato salad and the bread.


TIPS: To save on prep time and money, use thawed frozen peeled prawns. You can toast the bread on the barbecue alongside the prawns, if you like.