I love a creamy Southern seafood salad that comes together in minutes. The crab meat, elbow pasta, and versatile seafood make this the perfect easy Southern crab salad!

Southern Seafood Salad

There’s nothing better than a succulent, creamy, and delicious African American seafood salad. It’s filling and so very versatile. I could eat it this summer, spring, or fall. It’s so refreshing and definitely a delightful surprise to bring to the BBQs this year!

Ingredient For Southern Seafood Salad

Seafood Pasta Ingredients

Seafood- I went crazy on the seafood and added lobster, shrimp, and scallions.

Fresh Vegetables: Purple onion, green onion, red bell pepper, and relish enhance the flavor and add a vibrant touch to this southern seafood salad.

Pasta- The pasta works well with the seafood, making this the ultimate southern food banger!!

Creamy Dressing: I made a creamy dressing with mayonnaise, dijon mustard, fresh lemon juice, and a blend of herbs and seasonings. It’s the perfect combination for this seafood salad.

A full list of ingredients can be found in the recipe card below.

How to make a Southern seafood salad?

1. Start by cooking the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.

Seafood pasta

2. Next, boil your eggs, chop them into bite-sized pieces, and sit to the side.

Seafood Eggs

3. Clean and pat dry your shrimp, scallops(separate scallops from mixture), and lobster tails. Next, chop the seafood into bite-sized pieces, season well, mix, and sit off to the side. I have a video here of how to cut lobster tails.

4. Preheat your skillet to high. Add in olive oil then scallops. Allow to sear for 2 minutes ensuring to start flipping after 1 minute has passed.

Seared Scallops

5. Once done, add your seasoned shrimp, lobster, and scallops. Begin searing until translucent, then remove from the stove. 

6. To a mixing bowl, add mayonnaise, dijon mustard, pickle relish, old bay, salt, pepper, chopped eggs, pickle relish, lemon juice, and sugar. Next, add your vegetables. Mix all of those ingredients together well. 

7. Add your shrimp, scallions, and lobster to the same bowl and stir gently. Lastly, add in your elbow noodles and gently mix well. Season to taste.

8. Once all the ingredients are well combined, cover the bowl with an airtight lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to melt together.

Southern Seafood Salad

9. Garnish with green onions, and enjoy!!

Originally Published July 5, 2023

How To Make Southern Seafood Salad

In the warm southern states, seafood salads are a popular and refreshing dish enjoyed by many. One such salad is the Southern Seafood Salad, which combines the best flavors of the sea with fresh vegetables and a cream dressing.
Southern Seafood Salad
Servings: 1
Calories 2010
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 Pound Shrimp
  • 1/2 Pound Scallions
  • 2 to 3 Mini Lobster Tails
  • 1/2 Box Elbow more as needed
  • 3 Boiled Eggs Chopped
  • 2 Cups Mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons Pickled Relish
  • Green Onion To your liking(Chopped) (Garnish)
  • 1 Tablespoons Green Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoons Purple Onion Chopped
  • 1/2 Tablespoons Red Bell Pepper Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoons Old Bay
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoons Lemon Gently Squeezed

Instructions

  • Start by cooking the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
    1/2 Box Elbow
  • Next, boil your eggs and chop them into bite-sized pieces and sit to the side.
    3 Boiled Eggs
  • Clean and pat dry your shrimp, scallops(separate scallops from mixture), and lobster tails. Next, chop the seafood into bite-sized pieces, season well, mix, and sit off to the side.
    1 Pound Shrimp, 1/2 Pound Scallions, 2 to 3 Mini Lobster Tails, 1 Tablespoons Old Bay, 1 Teaspoon Salt, 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper, 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Preheat your skillet to high. Add in olive oil then scallops. Allow to sear for 2 minutes ensuring to start flipping after 1 minute has passed.
    1 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Once done add in your seasoned shrimp, lobster, and scallops. Begin searing until translucent then remove from stove.
  • To a mixing bowl add mayonnaise, dijon mustard, pickle relish, old bay, salt, pepper, chopped eggs, pickle relish, lemon squeezed, and sugar. Next, add in your vegetables. Mix all of those ingredients together well.
    2 Cups Mayonnaise, 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard, 2 Tablespoons Pickled Relish, Green Onion, 1 Tablespoons Green Bell Pepper, 1/2 Tablespoons Purple Onion, 1/2 Tablespoons Red Bell Pepper, 2 Tablespoons Sugar, 1 Teaspoons Lemon
  • Next, add your shrimp, scallions, and lobster to the same bowl and stir gently. Lastly, add in your elbow noodles and gently mix well. Season to taste.
  • Once all the ingredients are well combined, cover the bowl with an airtight lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour to allow the flavors to melt together.
  • Garnish with green onions and enjoy!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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