Healthy prawn recipes
Use juicy prawns in our nutritious recipes for soups, salads, stews and stir-fries. Try baked orzo with harissa prawns, crunchy summer rolls or spicy spaghetti
Looking for healthy prawn recipes? Want to make a nutritious prawn stir-fry or healthy paella? Check out our recipes below, then take a look at our healthy fish recipes, healthy salmon recipes and 15 healthy swaps to make your meals healthier.
Prawns are a great source of protein and full of essential amino acids. They are typically low in calories and contain important nutrients such as omega-3; selenium, a key antioxidant that supports the health of cells; and zinc, which helps support healthy immunity.
Healthy prawn recipes
Flavour prawns with harissa, dill, garlic and lemon, then serve swirled through orzo for a speedy but sophisticated dinner that's rich in protein.
Mix fragrant spices with juicy king prawns and sweet peppers for a protein-packed midweek meal ready in under half an hour.
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This hearty one-pot is packed with big flavours from cumin, smoked paprika and lime. They work perfectly with the prawns and avocado.
Check out this simple stew recipe with juicy butterflied prawns and sweet red peppers. This vibrant dish is nourishing and ready in 30 minutes.
This colourful prawn jambalaya is packed with plenty of flavour, and it's filling, too. A wholesome, easy supper.
Try this satisfying warm salad with black rice, crunchy edamame and juicy prawns – a perfect midweek meal for two.
This prawn and chorizo paella is ready in just 30 minutes and delivers big on flavour. The juicy prawns and sweet peppers work well with spicy chorizo.
A fritteda is a light Italian stew of spring vegetables. Our version uses Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawns for a quick and easy supper.
These fresh prawn and red cabbage summer rolls are packed with punchy herbs and crunchy vegetables, a great summertime meal.
Prawns dress up this simple white bean dip. Mixed with chorizo, it’s the perfect balance of salt, spice and creaminess.
Eating a nourishing dinner is easy when it's this delicious. Our spicy prawn linguine has a rich tomato sauce and spicy chilli kick to keep it interesting. Enjoy it any day of the week.
Tracey Raye is the Health Editor for Olive and BBC Good Food. She oversees all health, nutrition and fitness related content across the brands, including the bi-annual Healthy Diet Plan, monthly Health Edit newsletter and health column in the magazine.