Light & Refreshing Seafood Salad
We’re big seafood lovers in this household and I really love this dish because it’s so light and refreshing – not to mention high in protein, low in carbs/fat and super good for you! I used to only order it in restaurants but recently started making it at home since it’s actually really easy.
Seafood salad is a favorite of mine (I feel like I could honestly eat it every day!). Just last week, I whipped this up as a passed appetizer for my dad’s birthday party and guests loved it too! Even though it looks kinda fancy, it’s actually really easy to make. I often have it for lunch or even add arugula to it to make it a dinner salad.
You can add whatever type of seafood you like (I’m partial to shrimp and calamari). Also, this is a great dish to make in advance and keep in the fridge, since I think it actually takes better super cold. Just remember, if you do make it in advance, be sure to add the avocado in right before serving otherwise it’ll go brown.
- 1/2 pound jumbo shrimp
- 1/2 pound squid
- 1 tomato
- 1 jalapeno (de-seeded)
- 1/2 cup red onion
- Juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime
- 1 avocado
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- 4 tablespoons olive oil for dressing
You have two options with the seafood – you can buy pre-cooked or raw. If pre-cooked, you can simply clean, chop and add to salad.
If you buy raw, you’ll need to sauté shrimp and squid over medium heat with a little olive oil for 5 min or so or until fully cooked. Set aside and season with salt and pepper, and chop into bit sized pieces.
A healthy eating series focusing on simple, low carb/sugar dishes in 30 minutes or less. For more info on how MS affects my eating habits, click here.