These satisfying seafood salads take a walk on the skinny side. All under 350 calories (and most under 300), they're still big on flavor and boast healthy fats like olive oil and avocado that make you feel full longer. Enjoy them for a light lunch or a simple, healthy dinner. You'll just feel good after eating them!
1. Shrimply Delicious Shrimp Salad | 312 Calories
Shrimp combines with chopped celery, onions, hard-boiled eggs, shredded carrots, and a touch of mayo. "A delicious, simple, good old-fashioned shrimp salad," says TTV78. "Love the crunch of the celery and carrots in this salad."
2. Salmon Avocado Salad | 273 Calories
Creamy avocado combines with thinly sliced, crunchy cucumber, capers, and flaked canned salmon. "The perfect light salad for lunch," says bd.weld. "I agree with the submitter that celery would work well as an addition."
3. Coconut Calamari Salad | 350 Calories
This fresh, fantastic Thai-like salad is also quite versatile. "It was very tasty hot and would be great over rice with some of the cooked-down marinade," says Chef John. "It would also be amazing over a big bowl of crunchy greens. Just don't skip the toasted coconut as it really does make the dish."
4. Crab & Avocado Salad with Fruit Salsa | 224 Calories
"A simple crab salad with fruity-salsa," says Pam. "Sliced avocados anchor and enrich this lively, colorful dish. If possible, select lump or backfin crab. The larger the crab chunks, the fewer shell fragments to pick out."
5. Salad Nicoise | 287 Calories
This healthy salad combines fresh green beans and salad greens with flaked tuna, hard-boiled eggs, and potatoes, plus flavor-building ingredients like capers, olives, anchovies, and a bright vinaigrette starring lemon juice and olive oil. "Dress it up with other garden vegetables like corn, blanched broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus," recommends Bob.
6. Tuna-Artichoke Salad | 104 Calories
"I was looking for new summer recipes that would keep me out of the kitchen in the evening, and this one didn’t disappoint," says lutzflcat. "So nice to see a tuna salad that doesn’t incorporate mayo. The fresh dill adds incredible fresh flavor to the high protein tuna."
7. Tilapia and Avocado Salad | 297 Calories
You'll chill cooked tilapia before combining it with fresh avocado, tomatoes, celery, olives, chopped pickled jalapeno peppers, and capers; drizzled with an olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and dill dressing. Serve on a bed of chopped lettuce or with crackers with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. "This is similar to baccala salad which Italians make as part of the Feast of Seven Fishes," says Dolores.
8. Thai Tuna Salad | 246 Calories
You'll quickly sear fresh tuna in a wok or skillet before tossing with tomatoes, green onions, garlic, red chile pepper, and cilantro, finishing with a spicy-sweet Thai-style vinaigrette. "Outstanding, an excellent fresh, tasty salad," says MrChef. "The combination of fresh cilantro, basil, green onion, chilis, and tomato makes for a fresh, vibrant look and taste. Use a combination of red, orange, and yellow tomatoes for a visually stunning presentation."
9. Avocado and Tuna Tapas | 294 Calories
"This is a light, healthy salad that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread," says La Cocina de Redondita. "This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegars."