Food & Home

3 Cleaned-Up Seafood Salads for Easy Summer Lunches

Written by: Margaret Willes


Published on: May 30, 2024


We’ve long been fans of the Culinistas, a private-chef service in NYC, the Hamptons, LA, San Francisco, DC, and Austin that’s known for making balanced dishes with fresh ingredients. They’re an excellent resource for weekly meal planning or your next alfresco dinner party.

In light of the approaching season, we asked them how they’d do a seafood salad for a crowd that prefers gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo fare. They delivered three simple, refreshing options that are great whether you’re headed to the beach or relaxing at home.

  • Marinated Shrimp Salad

    Marinated Shrimp Salad

    This crowd-pleasing dish is especially good after it’s had some time to marinate in the fridge; throw it together the night before to simplify your meal prep.


  • Lobster Salad

    Lobster Salad

    Expertly balanced in texture and flavor, this take on a classic dish is simple, light, and flavorful. (To make it paleo-friendly, swap the rice wine vinegar for red wine vinegar or lemon juice.)


  • Rosemary and Olive Tuna Salad

    Rosemary and Olive Tuna Salad

    Serve it scooped onto some endive leaves (as if you were making lettuce cups) or toasted brioche buns.