Great Grilled Seafood Salads

Make the most of summer by pairing grilled seafood with fresh, in-season produce. It's a hot-cool combination you won't want to miss.

  • Grilled Swordfish with Tomato-Molasses Dressing
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine

    Grilled Swordfish with Tomato-Molasses Dressing

    Ripe plantains and mixed baby greens are paired with a flaky swordfish fillet. This impressive dish makes a satisfying grilled seafood meal for weeknight family dinners and company alike.
  • Spinach and Scallop Salad
    Howard L. Puckett

    Spinach and Scallop Salad

    Juicy grilled sea scallops crowned with caramelized onions and pine nuts top a bed of lemony spinach. Sautéeing the pine nuts with the chopped onions is an easy way to enhance their natural flavors.
  • Grilled Tuna Niçoise Salad
    Randy Mayor

    Grilled Tuna Niçoise Salad

    This French-inspired 20-minute salad employs several delicious tricks to speed up preparation. Use bottled Italian dressing for instant flavor, and microwave the potatoes and green beans for quick veggies that are bright, fresh, and crisp.
  • Shrimp, Tomato, and Watermelon Salad
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Fonda Shaia

    Shrimp, Tomato, and Watermelon Salad

    This is no ordinary salad. Pairing sweet watermelon with earthy tomatoes and fresh grilled shrimp yields a flavor combination that will surprise and delight your taste buds. Try this dish once and you'll be hooked.
  • Summer Salad of Seared Tuna, Lima Beans, and Tomatoes
    Becky Luigart-Stayner

    Summer Salad of Seared Tuna, Lima Beans, and Tomatoes

    If you're a fan of rare tuna, be sure to just lightly sear these steaks so they're still translucent in the middle. Once the steaks are sliced and fanned out, the tuna will shimmer with contrasting tones, resulting in an especially gorgeous presentation.
  • Grilled-Salmon Salad
    James Carrier

    Grilled-Salmon Salad

    What sets this salad apart is the contrast of mildly spiced salmon against creamy goat cheese–all dressed with a juicy tomato vinaigrette. For an easy dinner, make the vinaigrette a few hours in advance, and serve the dish with warmed corn tortillas.
  • Scallop, Prosciutto, and Mâche Salad
    Photo: Erin Kunkel; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom

    Scallop, Prosciutto, and Mâche Salad

    Serve this party-worthy salad as soon as you make it--the tender mâche wilts fast.

  • French-Style Shrimp Salad

    French-Style Shrimp Salad

    This twist on France's salade niçoise calls for shrimp instead of the traditional tuna. Featuring the best of summer produce, it's the perfect choice for a relaxed, warm-weather gathering on the patio.
  • Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Annette Joseph

    Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad

    We've pumped up Grilled Shrimp and Spinach Salad with a colorful mix of sliced mangoes, fresh rapsberries, goat cheese, and of course, grilled shrimp.

  • Grilled Salmon Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
    James Carrier

    Grilled Salmon Salad

    You may as well call this an "antioxidant salad," because in addition to bursting with summery colors and flavors, it's full of phytonutrient rich produce like raspberries, soybeans, and tomatoes.
  • Grilled Fish on Cilantro-Chili Slaw
    James Carrier

    Grilled Fish on Cilantro-Chili Slaw

    This vinegar-based slaw makes for a refreshingly crisp and tangy cabbage salad that pairs perfectly with a firm white fish. Serve it with warm corn tortillas and consider this a fish taco, deconstructed.
  • Grilled Tuna with White Bean and Charred Onion Salad
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Grilled Tuna with White Bean and Charred Onion Salad

    Throw tuna steaks and sliced onions on the grill for this exceptional salad that will satisfy even the heartiest appetites. Be sure to use sweet onions for a mellow, smoky flavor.
  • Mackerel with Herb Salad
    Photo: Marcus Nilsson; Styling: Victoria Granof

    Mackerel with Herb Salad

    Mackerel has a firm texture and full-bodied flavor, making it a perfect candidate for the grill. Serve over an easy salad of fresh herbs, orange sections, sweet onion and walnuts.
  • Grilled Scallop Salad
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Grilled Scallop Salad

    Grill scallops and cucumber for tasty toppings on this summer salad.

  • Mixed Seafood Salad (Insalata ai Frutti di Mare)
    Lisa Romerein

    Mixed Seafood Salad (Insalata ai Frutti di Mare)

    Calabrians keep their seafood salad simple so the shellfish flavor stands out. It's a juicy dish, so be sure to offer bread for dipping.

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