Seafood Salad

This quick seafood salad recipe mixes your choice of seafood and a few simple ingredients that add a zesty tang to bring out the flavor of the seafood. In minutes you'll have that perfect quick, light, warm weather meal, great snack or appetizer.

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2-3 servings

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5 Ingredients Needed:

2 cups of your choice of cooked seafood - cut into chunks
(tuna, salmon, lobster, and shrimp are good choices)

1 cup of scallions - medium chop

1 cup celery - diced

**1 - 1/2 cups of your favorite salsa

**lime juice - 1 tbsp fresh squeezed or to taste

** Instead of the salsa and lime juice, another
flavorful option is our
smoky pepper salsa.

Make Ahead:
- If you are cooking your own seafood, you will need to prepare 2 cups of your chosen fish and allow to cool


1. Chop the seafood into bite size chunks.

2. Place all the other ingredients in a bowl.

3. Add the seafood to the bowl with the rest of the salad ingredients and toss well, making sure the fish is completely coated with salsa.

4. Allow seafood salad to marinate for at least an hour to absorb the salsa and lime juice.


Quick Meals - Menu Planner:

Light Meals Ideas (suitable for lunch or a light dinner):

** Serve seafood salad in large cocktail glasses with whole grain crackers.

** Serve seafood salad recipe stuffed inside a quartered tomato with a basket of warm rolls or breadsticks on the side.

** Serve this quick seafood salad on a bed of fresh spinach and arugula drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice with cheese and fruit slices served on the side.

** Another light and quick meal idea is to serve this easy seafood salad in bibb leaf lettuce cups with a side dish of asparagus spears marinated in lemon juice and olive oil.


Try the ingredient exchanges below to vary this tasty seafood salad recipe.

Ingredient Exchanges:

* Instead of Scallions try:
Red Onions - 1 cup thinly sliced or
Leeks - 1 cup thinly sliced or
Fennel - 1 cup thinly sliced (this will add a slight licorice flavor that goes well with this dish)

* Instead of Celery try:
Mung Bean Sprouts - 1 cup - roughly chopped or
Red or Green Pepper (or a combo of both) - 1 cup diced or
Fresh Basil leaves - 1 cup chopped
(be sure to chop leaves just before adding to salad as they have a tendency to blacken once they are cut)

* Instead of Salsa try:
Your favorite bottled Italian Dressing - start with 1/2 cup and adjust to your taste or
Avocado - 1 cup diced and marinated in lemon juice or
Yogurt - 1 cup or to desired moistness


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