Colorful Seafood Recipes for Nutritious Meals

Hope you’re hungry, Seafoodies! 

Eating the rainbow doesn’t just mean indulging in candy. It’s also about savoring the vibrant colors of healthy, seafood-rich dishes that can brighten up your plate and lighten up your menu planning! 

Ever wonder why seafood like salmon, shrimp and some trout flaunt that stunning pink hue? Or why lobsters and crabs turn a bold and bright red? It’s the astaxanthin! While this word might be a mouthful, astaxanthin is a powerful carotenoid antioxidant that not only lends color but also delivers a super strong punch of antioxidant strength similar to beta carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin.

Antioxidants are crucial to optimal health because they neutralize free radicals and fight oxidative stress that can wreak havoc on healthy cells in the body. So score another win for seafood! By incorporating a diet rich in colorful fish and shellfish, you’re not only indulging in delicious meals but also nourishing your body with these powerful nutrients–like omega-3s–AND antioxidants! 

We’re excited to share our favorite colorful seafood recipes that bring a burst of nutrients and flavors with each bite. From Breakfast Pizza and Salmon Sushi Bowls to Easy Mediterranean Tuna Skewers and a Triple Seafood Boil, this meal plan is a celebration of both taste and health.

Combine these seafood selections with a spectrum of colorful veggies and fruits for a palate-pleasing and health-boosting breakfast, lunch, appetizer, or dinner!


Breakfast

Breakfast Pizza with Smoked Salmon

Featuring a delightful harmony of flavors like smoked salmon, creamy cheese and a perfectly cracked egg atop a crispy crust—this 20-minute breakfast pizza is great for a fun holiday brunch.

Turmeric Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl

For a healthy and flavorful start to your day, look no further than this goodness-filled breakfast bowl. Filled to the brim and endlessly customizable, it only takes 35 minutes to pull together our vibrant medley of star-studded ingredients in this comfort meal.

Cast-Iron Smoked Salmon Hash

Enjoy a hearty and comforting breakfast in every forkful with the harmonious blend of flaky smoked salmon, golden potatoes and savory herbs. This twist on a traditional hash breakfast delivers big on taste and nutrients.


Appetizer

Sheet Pan Crab Nachos

Elevate your snacking game to new heights! These Sheet Pan Crab Nachos are a holiday party on a pan—loaded with succulent crab, gooey cheese and colorful toppings that’ll have everyone reaching for seconds. Pairs perfectly with family game or movie night.

Smoked Salmon Dip

Smoked Salmon Dip

Not just for bagels, smoked salmon pairs effortlessly with creamy ingredients, tangy seasonings and a touch of heat in this 10-minute dip. Whether for impromptu gatherings or prepping ahead, blend it together for an instant hit, ready-to-serve.

Vietnamese Shrimp Spring Rolls

Indulge in the delightful flavors of our Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls, also known as “gỏi cuốn”. Offering a healthier alternative to traditional fried egg rolls, these crunchy bites are a refreshing choice for a light meal or a delectable appetizer.


Lunch

Lobster Salad with Summer Fruit

We could go on for hours about the fantastic flavor combos in this winning lobster salad, but it might be easier for you to try them for yourself! This salad might feature summertime fruit, but it tastes just as delicious in the winter. If you can’t find peaches or nectarines, sub them out for grapefruit sections. You won’t regret whipping up this easy-to-prepare lunch, any day of the week.

Seared Ahi Tuna on Asian Slaw

Atop a colorful blend of vegetables and sprinkled with sesame seeds, this gorgeous, Insta-ready tuna (tag us!) is a feast. High in protein thanks to the tuna and edamame and rich in antioxidants from the veggies, this flavor- and nutrient-studded dish comes together in just 20 minutes! 

Salmon Sushi Bowl

Bowls are still having a moment, and we don’t mind! Swap in ingredients based on what you have on hand—or set up a bowl-making station and let your family customize to their liking.


Dinner

Mediterranean Tuna Skewers

This recipe easily meets our top three criteria for weeknight meals—great-tasting, nutritious, and simple to prepare. On top of that, it offers all that we love about the Mediterranean Diet—fresh vegetables, lean protein and a healthy drizzle of olive oil. 

Triple Seafood Boil

As far as recipes go, a boil is incredibly simple. This shellfish extravaganza is loaded with plump shrimp, tender mussels and briny clams for a feast that will turn your kitchen into a coastal getaway.

Sheet Pan Cod & Vegetables with Smashed Tomatoes and Feta

We’ve all experienced a night when a dinner solution needs to magically appear. Like, right now. And that’s where the brilliance of this sheet pan recipe comes in! With juicy cod amidst a vibrant array of roasted veggies, smashed tomatoes and crumbly feta—a brief oven stint and a single pan results in a quick and fabulous meal!

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