Healthy Seafood Salad Recipes

Find healthy, delicious seafood salad recipes including crab, lobster and tuna salad. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Smoked Trout, Potato & Arugula Salad

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In this healthy dinner salad recipe, tender new potatoes and baby arugula add a creamy texture and peppery flavor to the smokiness of the trout. You can hard-boil the eggs ahead of time, but if you cook them while you steam your potatoes, they'll still be a little warm when you serve the salad, which makes it extra special.

Salade Nicoise Nouvelle

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Tuna, hard-boiled eggs, tomatoes, potatoes, green beans and olives are composed and drizzled with a lively roasted garlic dressing in our take on the classic salade nicoise.

Shrimp & Vegetable Red Rice Salad

This healthy rice salad is loaded with vegetables and protein. Serve it as a healthy dinner or pack it up and take it along for your next picnic. Bhutanese red rice has a nutty taste and pleasant chewy texture, but any type of whole-grain rice tastes great in this hearty salad recipe. Check package directions: depending on the variety, red rice cooks for 20 to 50 minutes.

Shrimp, Pomelo & Green Mango Salad

You may have spied giant pomelos at your grocery store; this healthy salad recipe is your chance to try the grapefruit-flavored beauty. This salad is packed with plenty of fresh herbs, peppery watercress, briny shrimp and green mango. Look for palm sugar, often sold in pod-like cakes, at Asian markets.

Grilled Salmon Salad with Oil-Free Vinaigrette

Using fruit pectin instead of oil makes for a fat-free dressing. Try this dill-flavored oil-free vinaigrette on our grilled salmon and greens salad or use it on any other salad of choice.

Escarole & White Bean Salad with Swordfish

In this healthy fish recipe, meaty swordfish gets a dusting of herbs before being pan-seared. Then it's served on top of a healthy escarole and white bean salad with a lemon-Dijon vinaigrette.

Shrimp Louis Salad Sandwich

This sandwich is a spin on the West Coast classic Louis salad--normally a big helping of fresh crab or shrimp served atop a cool pile of iceberg lettuce and doused with a heavy Russian-like dressing, known as Louis sauce. We've turned it into a healthy sandwich with lean seafood and a tangy, lighter Louis dressing. Crab would also be excellent on this sandwich--for convenience you can buy it in a 3 1/2-ounce pouch near the canned fish at the supermarket.

Lobster Niçoise Salad

Steamed lobster is a luxurious swap for tuna in this otherwise-classic, veggie-loaded Niçoise salad. In a pinch--or if you don't want to deal with a giant pot of boiling water on a steamy summer day--many supermarkets have freshly picked lobster meat at their seafood counter or in the freezer case. Serve with a warm baguette for lunch or dinner.

Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad

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This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is perfect for a summer evening: no-fuss, no-cook and big taste. You can even make it ahead and store it, covered, in the refrigerator for several days. If you do, use it as a wrap filling for the next day's lunch.

Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad

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Shrimp, bell pepper, cucumber and herbs are tossed with a spicy Thai dressing in this colorful salad. Served in Bibb lettuce cups, it's perfect for lunch, a light supper or as an appetizer.

San Francisco Crab Louis

Crab Louis, a salad of crab, hard-boiled eggs, steamed asparagus and romaine, is a West Coast favorite that has often been called “The King of Salads.” But the king has gotten a bit fat over the years so we put him on a diet. To make our dressing, we combine chili sauce and minced shallot with a modest amount of low-fat mayonnaise with regal results. Long live the King!

Warm Shrimp & Arugula Salad

Bursting with vibrant flavors, this summery salad makes a terrific supper, light but still satisfying. Fresh, raw corn kernels lend a sweet, candylike crunch to the dish--and work well against the salty shrimp and peppery arugula.

Inspiration and Ideas

24 Shrimp Salad Recipes Perfect for Summer

These shrimp salad recipes highlight the seasonality of fresh seafood and produce. We combine shrimp with delicious ingredients like mango, avocado and lemon to create salads that are bright and flavorful. Recipes like Lemon Shrimp & Orzo Salad and Peppered Shrimp & Green Bean Salad are healthy, tasty and would be the perfect addition to any meal.

Marinated Mussel Salad

Archaeologists say that humans have been eating mussels for over 20,000 years, but it's unlikely our prehistoric ancestors ever tried them with this tangy lemon-caper marinade. Garlic-Tomato Toasts and a bold Sauvignon Blanc are wonderful with this salad.

Golden Beet, Green Bean & Fennel Salad with Scallops

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Lemony seared scallops and a walnut vinaigrette top this healthy dinner salad. When shopping for scallops, avoid those treated with sodium tripolyphosphate (STP); it can make them mushy and the scallops won't brown properly. Some scallops have a small white muscle on the side; remove it before cooking.