Everyone makes their Seafood Salad a little bit different. Did you know that most Seafood salads have a base of shrimp, crab, and a creamy sauce? It’s true. But not every single Seafood Salad recipe has to have crab and shrimp in it. Fish salad is just as amazing as Seafood Salad.
Seafood salad is an easy dish to bring to a potluck. Once you have a basic Seafood recipe committed to memory, you will be able to make some yummy changes to your very own special recipe.
Follow along for 20 amazing Seafood Salads. Do you need to get dinner on the table fast? Look no farther. We have got all your needs covered.
1. Shrimp Avocado Salad
This recipe is packed full of good-for-you fats and protein. The avocados will give your body a dose of healthy fats, while the shrimp provides you a ton of protein.
This is a great recipe for the carb-conscious or keto diet person in your life. This is an easy dish to bring to your next BBQ.
You’ll want to use large shrimp for this dish, steam them, and then chop them for the salad.
Ripe avocados are added in immediately before serving. Red onions pack a burst of flavor.
You need to dress this salad with your favorite dressing! Try some extra virgin olive oil mixed with lime juice, cumin, salt, and pepper. Adjust as you see fit!
2. Tuna Pasta Salad
This is the perfect side for your next picnic lunch. This salad is chock-full of noodles, peas, tuna, red onion, all in an easy creamy sauce.
Do you know why this recipe works wonders? The creamy dressing is made with mayo, milk, salt, sugar, pepper, and salt.
This salad is the perfect amount of sweet and salty that sets this salad apart from the rest. Cook your noodles and open a can of tuna. This salad is a breeze to pack together!
3. Crab Salad
How do you make crab salad? It’s super easy! This is a super simple Seafood Salad recipe.
It is made with 5 ingredients and can be whipped together at just a moment’s notice.
All you need is a few stalks of celery, mayonnaise, paprika, and dill.
You don’t even have to use real crab meat-imitation crab meat works great.
You can serve this with hunks of crusty bread, crackers, or lettuce. This super versatile dish is a summer-time crowd pleaser!
4. Smoked Salmon Avocado Salad
This salad is super light while also being super filling! Whether you need a healthy lunch option and a quick mid-week night meal, this easy seafood salad is your go-to!
It is crammed full of protein, vegetables, avocado, spring greens, and a crowd-wowing vinaigrette.
This bright and cheerful dish is just the way to bring some sunshine to a gloomy day.
You can make the dressing for this dish up to 6 days ahead of time. This salad can go from fridge to table in no time!
5. Smoked Trout Salad with Boiled Eggs
This dish brings a beautiful elegance to our list of top Seafood Salads.
This salad is perfect for a night in with your neighbors over a bottle of white wine.
Boiled potatoes are salad, flaked trout salmon, pickled cucumbers, red onions, and a Greek dill yogurt dressing.
This easy and bright summer dish will have your neighbors wanting you to make dinner every night!
6. Shrimp Cobb Salad
If we had bright and beautiful salads just like this one, I think we would eat salads for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
This bright and citrusy Seafood Salad. Cool and crispy Romaine pair beautifully with shrimp, avocado, eggs, bacon, corn, and feta.
It is just like your typical Cobb salad but made with fresh and light shrimp!
Did you know that the origins of the Cobb salad date back to the 1930s when an owner of a Hollywood Restaurant, “the Brown Derby,” threw a bunch of leftover ingredients into a salad and served with French dressing?
It’s true. It is that simple to whisk this salad together with some basic kitchen staples!
7. Mediterranean Shrimp Salad
Anytime I make a beautiful summer Seafood Salad, I need to plan in advance-I typically make two batches because I know the salad won’t last long!
There is so much to love about this salad. This Mediterranean Shrimp Salad brings cooked shrimp with Roma tomatoes, avocados, red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, and salad and pepper.
Feel free to add in a special secret ingredient-cilantro! The cilantro and lemon bring a bright Mediterranean flavor to this otherworldly summer seafood salad.
8. Canned Mackerel Salad
Holy Mackerel, the following recipe is delicious! Canned seafood is highly underrated. I bet you didn’t think something like mackerel from a can could make such an amazing salad.
This recipe is coming at you with a delicious vinaigrette dressing made from the same oil from the fish’s can.
This diet is low cab and keto-friendly. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to watch their carbohydrate intake or have a light and fresh salad.
The oily dressings help to make up for the lack of carbs in this dish.
The fish pairs beautifully with all the vegetables (lettuce, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, avocado) while splashing around in a dressing made from a balsamic vinegar base.
9. Frutti di Mare Seafood Salad
This impressive Seafood Salad is an instant hit. This classic Italian Seafood Salad is made with calamari, shrimp, scallops, clams and dressed up with olive oil and lemon.
Beautiful ingredients for a beautiful dish. It is typical to see this dish at many deli counters, but making it home will always give you that extra feeling of freshness.
What sets this salad apart from those you can get at the deli counter is the use of supreme quality seafood.
The fresher fish you use, the better this dish will taste. You can permanently alter which specific fish you use.
If you are in the mood for a fancier Frutti de Mare Seafood Dish, you could always splurge and get lobster! Otherwise, any other fresh seafood you find on sale will do too!
10. Marinated Seafood Salad
One of the easiest ways to get the flavor to Seafood Salad Dish is to craft a delicious marinade.
In this recipe, octopus is slowly simmered in a pot of white wine, peppercorns, bay leaves, and lemon juice.
The octopus is then later grilled and served along with cooked shrimp and calamari.
Serve all that over some potatoes, vegetables, and orange segments, and you’ve got a killer octopus seafood salad.
11. Crab Salad
There are many different renditions of crab salad out there in the world. You will come across many recipes.
What sets this recipe apart from other crab salad recipes is the use of old bay seasoning. Old bay seasoning is the perfect seasoning to use in all seafood dishes.
It is the perfect blend of all the spices that bring out the fresh taste of whatever seafood you use in your dish.
Old bay brings a beautiful earthiness to this dish. With this recipe, you make and serve immediately or make and place in the fridge.
It is great on its own or served with some crackers and a chilled summer beverage.
12. Barbecued Seafood Salad with Garlicky Greek Dressing
Mmmm, my mouth is just watering thinking of these flavors blending. You have the smoky taste and mouthfeel from the barbecue being cooled off with the creamy garlic Greek dressing.
This recipe feels like a slice of heaven on my tongue. This dish serves up Salmon, Shrimp, Calamari, and lobster. All served over a fresh and crisp salad.
This is the dish your friends will beg you to bring to summer gatherings. The decadence is unparalleled.
The Greek dressing is a breeze to whip together. Forget mayo as your salad dressing base.
Greek yogurt is where it is at! I am dreaming of making this dish right now! Yum!
13. Crab Seafood Salad
Crab shows up a lot in our recipes! It is because it truly is a versatile protein. You can add it to salads, serve alone, serve with butter and potatoes, anything!
Crab has a beautiful neutral taste that offers its eater the opportunity to take the flavor profile anywhere they want to go! In this recipe, imitation crab (Krab) is used.
This easy-easy lemon squeeze recipe adds old bay seasoning, mayo, celery, dill, and salt.
Suppose you are feeling adventurous. Try adding in your special ingredient. Add in a splash of sesame seeds to add an earthy taste to the creamy ness of the dressing. Rosemary would be an awesome option too!
14. Crab Salad
It should be pretty apparent that we go nuts for crab around here. It truly is one of our favorite things to make a Seafood Salad with.
This specific recipe does best with juicy chunks of natural, fresh crab meat.
Corn, eggs, and cheese complement the dish. You can use canned corn to make this dish, but I love to grill an ear of corn if I have extra time and use that in this recipe.
The charred corn adds an extra special depth of flavor dimension.
15. Portuguese Octopus Salad
I never used to like octopus until I started eating it in all these gorgeous seafood salads.
This is a bold dish that packs a punch with all the spices involved. Octopus is a typical dish to eat in Portugal, so it is no wonder the Portuguese perfected this dish! An acid-based vinaigrette marinates the soft octopus.
Cook the octopus and assemble with cherry tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Fresh coriander brings a beautiful bold taste to this new dish.
16. Shrimp and Calamari Salad
This recipe is a great recipe to add to your regular recipe routine. This can be used at any time of the year.
This flavorful recipe is light but filling at the same time. This sensational Seafood Salad is great because prep time is minimal!
You bring everything together and let it sit for a few hours before serving. Throw it together before your next cocktail night and serve once your guests get to your house.
17. Lobster Salad Recipe
Sometimes you need to splurge and buy fancy seafood. And those times call for Lobster Salad. Lobster is another versatile protein that is highly underutilized due to its cost prohibitiveness.
You can buy frozen, precooked lobster if you want to save a few dollars; otherwise, head to your trusted seafood counter and get a lobster tail. The lobster pairs with
Avocado, celery, chives, and lettuce all splashed around with some mayo and lemon juice. Mmmm, now I got your attention, right? Try this dish tonight!
18. Tuna Pasta Salad
Tuna Seafood Salad is always a great side dish for any occasion.
This is great as its meal or as an aside. This dish is loaded with cooked macaroni pasta, tuna, onion, celery, peas, eggs, and a cool and creamy dressing.
Bring it to work and eat in the break room without bothering your coworkers! No one likes when someone brings fish to work to reheat, but none of that is necessary with this delicious recipe!
19. Crab Salad
Crab salad is the ultimate comfort food in the Seafood Salad realm. What is better than coming home from a warm day to crab chunks with crunchy celery and a zesty lemony dressing?
When I make this dish, I like to throw in my special ingredient-curry! It adds just the right hint of a new taste to a tasty dish!
20. Shrimp Salad
Shrimp salad should be renamed as “ol’ reliable” as this recipe is the true basis for just about all the other seafood salads out there. And boy, are there a lot!
This recipe covers your protein (shrimp) along with a cool creamy dressing with bright herbs to round out the dish.
It is everything you want. Replace the shrimp with just about any other type of seafood you’d like. Try it today!
20 Best Seafood Salads ideas
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- 1 celery stalk diced
- 2 tablespoons. Lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons. Finely chopped chives
- 3 (12 oz) lobster stairs
- Sliced Avocado
- Lemon Wedges for garnish
- Stir together mayonnaise, celery, lemon juice, and chives in a medium-sized bowl. Season with sea salt.
- Fold lobster meat into a medium-sized bowl.
- Lay out butterhead lettuce on a platter
- Scoop spoonfuls of the lobster mix onto lettuce
- Serve with avocado slices, chives. Squeeze a lemon wedge and serve!