Spicy Prawn and Tomato White Bean Salad

This harissa-spiked cherry tomato and prawn salad with cannellini beans is a protein-packed dinner option that's fuss-free and easy to make
Spicy Prawn and Tomato White Bean Salad
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Spicy Prawn and Tomato White Bean Salad
February 11, 2020
Level Easy
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 10-15 minutes
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


500g fresh prawns, heads removed and deveined
200g spinneysFOOD Cherry Tomato, halved
3 tbsp harissa paste
spinneysFOOD Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for frying
1 x 400g tin spinneysFOOD Cannellini Beans, drained and rinsed
spinneysFOOD Salt, to season
spinneysFOOD Whole Black Peppercorns, freshly ground, to taste
Handful of spinneysFOOD Fresh Parsley, leaves picked, to serve


  • 1

    Toss the prawns and tomatoes in the harissa paste

  • 2

    Heat a pan with a little olive oil over a high heat and flash-fry the prawns for 2-3 minutes or until charred

  • 3

    Add the drained cannellini beans and toss to coat

  • 4

    Season well with the salt and pepper and serve immediately with the fresh parsley


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