A delicious summer salad to make when the temperature is rising and you do not want to heat up the kitchen is an easy seafood avocado salad recipe.
Easy Seafood Avocado Salad Recipe
A delicious light supper on a hot summer evening is an easy seafood avocado salad recipe. When the temps are too hot to cook an easy to make cold salad is what we are looking for.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we have be stuck in the kitchen for a few hours to make supper. Salads are delicious options for a light and cool meal on steamy summer nights.
It’s grilling season and while grilling helps to keep the kitchen cool we sometimes look to have something different. A change from the heavy grilled meats is to make salads.
This light and easy seafood avocado salad recipe is really very basic. You can purchase cooked seafood in your fish market. It’s a bit of a splurge. However, sometimes it could be that special treat after a hectic week. Shrimp and lobster are what I used. Lobster is my one summer splurges that I buy when on sale. Last week the market had steamed lobster claws on sale and I thought I would make a cool salad. I also used shrimp. There are times when lobster is not available so shrimp is just as delicious to fill the avocado.
Have no fear, I’m not out to break the budget. You can use imitation crab, lump crabmeat and/or shrimp or even tuna. The salad is simple to make. Always use your favorite ingredients to make this your house special easy seafood avocado salad recipe. Only a few ingredients are needed so that we don’t drown out the seafood!Print
Seafood Avocado Salad Recipe
Seafood Avocado Salad Recipe is a delicious summer salad for lunch or a light supper. Easy to make using your preferred seafood and a few chopped veggies. Serve in halved avocados. A healthy and delicious lunch or light supper anytime.
- Prep Time: 10-15 min.
- Total Time: 10-15 min.
- Yield: 2-4 servings
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: American
- 1 or 2 Avocados, halved
- 2 cups cooked seafood cut in bite size pieces (use either crabmeat, shrimp and/or lobster)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 tbls. chopped parsley
- 1-2 tbls. finely chopped shallots
- 1-2 tbls. fresh lemon and/or lime juice (according to taste)
- 1-2 tbls. mayonnaise
- 1-2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
- Cut 1 or 2 avocados in half. Remove the seed and squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice over the avocado to prevent it from turning brown. Set aside.
- You can buy fresh seafood. Steam or grill your seafood and chill. Or you can purchase cooked seafood from the fish market.
- Cut up the seafood of your choice into small bite sized pieces.
- Stir in the celery, parsley, shallots. Mix in the fresh lemon juice, mayo and mustard.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. Taste for flavor, you can add in more of an ingredient to suit your taste.
- Scoop the seafood mixture into the avocado halves.
- This recipe makes enough for 2 servings. I used ½ cup seafood salad on each avocado half and we each had a whole avocado.
- Or you can make 4 servings using ½ avocado per person with a side salad.
As with many of the recipes I share, this seafood salad is very flexible. You can add or substitute your favorite ingredients. There is nothing more satisfying than creating a recipe with your favorite foods and flavors.