12 Seafood Salads for Christmas

Seafood as an integral part of any Christmas menu and there is no better way than to incorporate it into your side salads! From cured salmon to lobster tails, these seafood salads will be crowd pleasers!

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In Australia, seafood is a must in any Christmas event. As we spend our Christmas in the summer, there is nothing better than cool fresh oysters doused in citrusy lemon and a huge serving of cooked prawns or shrimp.

The hot weather definitely calls for these dishes so that not everything we eat is straight out of the oven.

It is so popular that you actually have to order them in advance. We can’t freeze them so buying them a few days early isn’t an option.

Otherwise you have to queue for quite some time or even worse, run the risk not being able to get any at all. I’m not going to tell my mother I couldn’t get any seafood for Christmas!

Salads are an important part of our Christmas menu because it has the added bonus of being able to be served at room temperature. It certainly eases the over worked kitchen and gives us a chance to space out the cooking process.

Adding seafood to the salads is something we enjoy doing and hence we have created a whole bunch of recipes for your inspiration.

Perhaps our most sought-after seafood recipe for Christmas is our Beetroot Cured Salmon with Black Fish Roe.

Not only is it an absolutely delicious salad that is time and time again proven to be incredibly popular, it is stunning. The vibrant red hues of the beetroot stained salmon against a dollop of jet-black fish roe is truly gorgeous.

Let’s not forget the lobster tail that is served up with sweet, fresh mangos, perfect for the summer or the Gin infused prawns/shrimp for the adults to enjoy.

Baby cuttlefish in an Asian style finish just to mix it up a bit and of course, hot smoked salmon recipes that offer salty notes.

We hope that you’ll find a seafood recipe that you’ll like and more importantly that will impress your friends and family. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the silly season!

Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad with Black Fish Roe on a black slate board with knife and fork

Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad with Black Fish Roe


A big Christmas lunch or dinner deserves a salad that will impress your guests. This Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad is spectacular, not to mention delectable!

Every year at The Devil Wears Salad we make this dish either at the request of our family and friends. Time and time again it disappears in flash and is always so appreciated.

Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad on a blue plate

Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad


Easy and delightful. Who doesn’t like that? Our Asparagus and Hot Smoked Salmon Salad is quick and simple to whip up. The delicious lemony, herby and silky parsley egg dressing will take the dish to another level.

Red Snapper Ceviche with Pomelo on a green plate

Red Snapper Ceviche with Pomelo


Ceviche, cebishe, seviche… however, you wish to call it, we’re excited to incorporate this well-known south American dish with the glorious red pomelo.

This Ceviche Salad is aesthetically gorgeous and its sharp and tart flavours appeal to all seafood lovers!

Prawn and Fennel Salad with Yuzu Jam Dressing in a light brown plate

Prawn and Fennel Salad with Yuzu Jam Dressing


The citrus yuzu jam creates a delicate aromatic dressing that provides a perfect counterpoint to the crunchy shaved Fennel and Apple Salad.

Topped with fresh succulent prawns and salty tobiko, this is an exquisite salad!

3 serves of Baby Cuttlefish Salad with Green Papaya with knives and forks

Baby Cuttlefish Salad with Green Papaya


Who doesn’t love a good seafood salad? This Asian inspired Baby Cuttlefish Salad is paired with the crunch of the green papaya, pungent fish sauce and tamed by aromatic palm sugar.

Lifting a serve of Asian Pear Salad with Soba and Hot Smoked Salmon with a gold fork

Asian Pear Salad with Soba and Hot Smoked Salmon


Combining soba noodles with Asian Pear and Hot Smoked Salmon for a delicious meal on its own. Simple to make with delicious fresh flavours makes this gluten free salad a no brainer.

Lobster Tail Salad with Mango Dressing on a striped brown plate with lime and green chilli on the side

Lobster Tail Salad with Mango Dressing


If you wish to spoil your guests this festive season, indulge in this Lobster Tail Salad drizzled with delicious homemade mango dressing. This salad promises to be refreshing, simple yet sophisticated and downright delicious.

Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi in a blue bowl

Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi


Deliciously sweet with a shot of zing, Prawn and Avocado Salad with Golden Kiwi is a perfect meal for one, two or ten! The honey sweetness of golden kiwi paired with fresh prawns; buttery avocados tossed together with tangy red shallot vinaigrette creates contrast but a delectable balance.

Kingfish Sashimi Salad with Pickled Radish in a white plate with black chopsticks

Kingfish Sashimi Salad with Pickled Radish


This salad is not for the faint-hearted home cook. Designed to impress, this Kingfish Sashimi Salad requires sophisticated plating, a gourmet palate and use of a unique ingredient. Inspired by Japanese flavours, your guests will appreciate you all the more!

Forbidden Rice Salad and Miso Baked Salmon on a white plate with black salad serving cutlery and blue napkins on the side

Forbidden Rice Salad and Miso Baked Salmon


Complement the nutty flavours of this Forbidden Rice Salad with tasty sweet and umami shiro miso. Counterbalance the dense rice with the soft flakes of salmon and the creamy texture of edamame. What a beautifully balanced salad!

Prawn salad with sliced avocado, ruby grapefruit, sliced radish and chopped coriander on a large blue plate.

Prawn Salad with Avocado


Succulent prawns marinated in a punchy gin and lime marinade and balanced by the creamy gem avocados, ruby grapefruit, peppery radishes and fresh lamb’s lettuce.

This Prawn Salad recipe is calling for you all summer long!

Miso Cannellini Bean Salad with Salmon in a grey bowl

Miso Cannellini Bean Salad with Salmon


Simple to prepare, this Cannellini Bean Salad combines umami miso and salty hot smoked salmon for a quick and surprisingly hearty lunch meal.

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  1. These seafood salad ideas look incredible and super delicious! I can’t wait to give most of them a go, or even all of them since they all look amazing. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    1. Thanks for all the unique and mouth watering ideas, I can’t wait to try a few to surprise dinner guests.

  2. So many delicious salad ideas! I save a couple of them to try, will let you know how they came out!

  3. This is a great guide; I love most of these salads. I. will definitely be making a few this Christmas week. Thanks so much for sharing them!

  4. Mama Maggie's Kitchen says:

    ooooh! I can’t wait to make these seafood salads! They all look soooo mouthwatering! And those colors are so festive.

  5. This is a great assortment of recipes and I tried the Gin and Lime Prawn Salad with Avocado. It was delicious.

  6. Kushigalu says:

    So many amazing seafood salad recipes. I would definietly love to try couple of them. Thanks for sharing

  7. I can’t choose between the lobster/mango one and the gin and lime prawns! I guess I’ll have to make them both and I can’t wait!

  8. These salads are so perfect for Christmas! Especially since we are having a smaller Christmas this year!

    1. All of these salads are in smaller portions so great to have for a quieter Christmas. Happy holidays and stay safe!

  9. What a wonderful collection of seafood salad! I love any seafood salads so all of these sound delicious . It will be very hard for me to decide what I will make.

  10. These are a good seafood salad selection to make on Christmas. It looks easy, delicious, and healthy!

  11. Such a delicious selection. Particularly the Beetroot Cured Salmon Salad. I am interested in trying it.

    1. That is a massive favourite for the holiday season. I make it every year because my friends and family always request it. Plus, it looks stunning!

  12. Oh there are so many gorgeous things to choose from here, a great roundup and more than one will be on our festive table, thanks!

  13. Amazing compilation, I would love to try them all! I am a salmon lover so any way I can incorporate it into our diet is a must.

  14. What a delicious selection. The salmon and asparagus sounds like an amazing combination.

  15. Wow! What a great round-up with so many delicious seafood salads! Can’t wait to try a few of these.

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