This simple seafood salad is great for a healthy, high protein lunch when you’re low on time and energy. Bursting with healthy fats and omega-3s, this quick meal comes together in less than five minutes and has a delicious tangy flavorful that pairs perfectly with your favorite canned seafood! Make a big batch and have a nutritious, satisfying option all week.
The FINAL Recipe Redux post of the year! Can you believe it? It certainly has been 12 months of good food around this little blog. A few favorites from the past 12 roundups…
And so many more!
But enough reminiscing. For the last month of Recipe Redux 2015, the ladies brought back an old favorite theme from last year…
December 2015 – Theme
Grab a Book & Cook
We’re repeating last December’s theme due to popular demand: It’s the end of the year and we’re taking a moment to reflect – The Recipe ReDux has been around for 54 months! To celebrate, we’re playing a little party game this month: Grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 54 or 154. We can’t wait to see the books you’re cooking from these days.
Just like last year I decided to grab one of the classic cookbooks my family owns! I turned to page 54 and unfortunately was met with a page full of measuring tips and tricks. Fail. Then I tried 154 and lo and behold that page was MISSING. I told you this cookbook was old! (It also happens to be three-ring bound which makes it extra vulnerable to lose or ripped out pages.) So with those to options out of the question, I chanced my luck with a random page. I closed my eyes, fanned the pages, and landed on page 340 of the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook!Page 340 was in the Salads & Dressing section and included 3 recipes: Classic Chicken Salad, Crab Louise (a creamy seafood salad), and Avocado Shrimp Salad. Taking all three of these into consideration, I thought up some recipes I’ve yet to share on the blog and decided my Simple Seafood Salad would be a perfect nod to those three creamy, cold salads. Made in under 5 minutes, my Simple Seafood Salad is the perfect portion for one person and has an amazing tangy, sweet, and slightly vinegar-y flavor without any added oils or creamy dressings.
Using plain yogurt as opposed to mayo or another creamy sauce boosts the protein and makes it so most of the fat in the recipe comes from the healthy, omega-3-rich kind found in the fish you choose. My three go-tos are canned sardines, salmon, or tuna! Each of them work lovely with these flavors and ingredients. They’re also relatively cheaper than fresh fish and great to have on hand when you need a healthy meal in a hurry.
- 1 can wild salmon, sardines, or tuna
- ½ of a cucumber, peeled and chopped
- 5 cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped onion
- 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar
- 1½ tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 4 tbsp plain greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp veganaise (optional)
- salt and pepper
- Optional add ins: hard-boiled egg, sliced jalapeños, relish, diced avocado, celery
- Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve with crackers, crudite, or as a sandwich filling!
I make this simple seafood salad ALL THE TIME. In fact, I feature it so much on my Instagram account that people have been begging me for the recipe all year! I felt bad not sharing it outright since it really is so simple, but I wanted to take the time to actually craft a proper post for it. Finally accomplished that!My favorite way to eat this is scooped up with über crispy crackers or flatbreads. It’s also great on toast, over lettuce, or even rolled in nori! Sort of like a seafood salad sushi. 🙂Although the recipe makes one serving, it can easily be doubled or tripled for healthy, quick meal or snacks the whole week! It also keep very well in the fridge and actually becomes MORE flavorful as you let the ingredients meld together.
A convenient, easy way to get in some quality protein and healthy fats in one meal!
What’s your favorite kind of canned seafood?
Do you like cold ‘salads’ (tuna, chicken, egg, etc.)?
What have been some of your favorite Recipe Redux recipes from the past year?
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