Seafood Salad

Suitable for lunch, a picnic, or a light supper in the back yard, this chilled salad is an ideal summer dish

Makes4 servings

Preparation Time20 min

Preparation Time - Text20 mins

Cooking Time25 min

Cooking Time - Text25


Total Timeunder 2 hours

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationlactose-free

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecrunchy, herby, hot & spicy, light, sweet, tangy

Type of Dishfirst course salad, main course salad


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 fresh hot red chile, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 small scallops
  • 8 large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tail intact
  • 14 oz (400g) skinless salmon fillet, cut into strips
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • ½ cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced


  1. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.

  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the scallops and cook, turning once, for about 2 minutes, or until opaque. Transfer to a bowl. Add the shrimp to the pan and cook about 3 minutes, or they turn pink. Transfer to the bowl. Add the salmon and cook, turning gently to avoid breaking up the fish too much, about 3 minutes, or until opaque. Add to the bowl. Cool and refrigerate at least 1 hour, until chilled.

  3. Add half of the dressing to the seafood and toss gently. Spread the watercress and cucumber on a large serving platter and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Arrange the seafood on top and serve.


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