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.

We've also got plenty more healthy recipes to inspire you, including our healthy chicken recipes, healthy chicken breast recipes and healthy mince recipes.

Healthy prawn recipes

1. Baked orzo with harissa prawns

Flavour prawns with harissa, dill, garlic and lemon, then serve swirled through orzo for a speedy but sophisticated dinner that's rich in protein.

Baked Orzo with Harissa Prawns and Lemon on a Blue Plate

2. Indian stir-fried prawns

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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A silver wok is filled with prawns, chopped peppers and green vegetables

3. Mexican-style prawn soup

This hearty one-pot is packed with big flavours from cumin, smoked paprika and lime. They work perfectly with the prawns and avocado.

Mexican Soup Recipe with Prawns

4. Smoky prawn, pepper and new potato stew

Check out this simple stew recipe with juicy butterflied prawns and sweet red peppers. This vibrant dish is nourishing and ready in 30 minutes.

Fish Stew Recipe with Prawns and Potato

5. Easy prawn jambalaya

This colourful prawn jambalaya is packed with plenty of flavour, and it's filling, too. A wholesome, easy supper.

Easy Jambalaya Recipe with Prawns

6. Warm black rice, edamame and prawn salad

Try this satisfying warm salad with black rice, crunchy edamame and juicy prawns – a perfect midweek meal for two.

Black Rice Salad Recipe

7. Quick prawn and chorizo paella

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.

Quick prawn and chorizo paella

8. Jersey Royals, spring greens and prawn fritteda

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.

A bowl of Jersey Royals Spring Soup with prawns

9. Prawn and red cabbage summer rolls with cashew butter dipping sauce

These fresh prawn and red cabbage summer rolls are packed with punchy herbs and crunchy vegetables, a great summertime meal.

Prawn and Red Cabbage Summer Rolls with Cashew Butter Dipping Sauce

10. Warm bean dip with chorizo and prawns

Prawns dress up this simple white bean dip. Mixed with chorizo, it’s the perfect balance of salt, spice and creaminess.

Bowl of white bean dip topped with prawns and mini chorizo sausages

11. Spicy prawn linguine

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.

Spicy Prawn Linguine Recipe


Tracey Raye - Health Editor & NutritionistHealth Editor & Nutritionist

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.

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