10 Light and Refreshing Fish Salad Ideas To Try This Summer

Whether you're craving something simple like a tuna salad or something with a little bit of va va voom, like salmon sashimi tossed in an umami miso dressing, these scrumptious seafood salad recipes make lovely, simple, and nourishing dinners

If you’re curious to find out more about the benefits of eating fish, from the healthy fats and omega 3 contents to how nutritious it is, we’ve got you covered. Now, sit back, relax, and delve into the wonderful world of fish salads featuring Birds Eye products!

Tantalising Tuna Fish Salads 


Now, with a little bit of magic and je ne sais quoi, this humble fish can go from basic meal to a five-star delight! Check out our tasty tuna fish salad recipes below:


1. Petit-Pois Tuna and Rice Salad

This fresh and light salad is ideal for busy households because it’s easy to whip up in a matter of minutes. Even better, it’s super versatile and great for using up whatever you have on hand in your fridge. Pair tinned tuna with yellow peppers, tomatoes, rice, and mix. Garnish with red wine vinegar for a zesty zing to awaken the senses. Delicious!


2. Pea, Tuna and White Bean Salad with Lemon Dressing

Create a satisfying tuna salad, that’s delicious and a breeze to make. Simply add tuna, peas, onions, white beans and cucumber into a bowl and fold together gently, for a fresh and healthy summer fish salad. Serve alone or alongside crusty bread with a helpful spread of butter. A protein packed dinner that’s sure to delight you and your family.

Heavenly Haddock Fish Salads

Are you on the hunt for some tasty haddock salads? You’ve come to the right place, give these fish and salad recipes a go!
Battered Haddock Fillets with a Fresh Green Salad in a Mustard Dressing


1. Battered Haddock Fillets with  Fresh Green Salad in a Mustard Dressing

When you think of battered fish, do you think of it with a side of chips and peas? Well, we’re here to change that! Try battered haddock alongside a leafy salad, tossed in a sweet mustard dressing for a deliciously simple dinner or lunch recipe. The haddock makes this a filling and tasty dish, whilst the lemon juice and Dijon mustard add a fiery kick. A fish salad recipe deserving of a medal.


2. Haddock with Zingy Bean Salad

What better way to enjoy a hot summer’s day than with a refreshingly delicious seafood salad. Our haddock with a zingy bean salad will certainly cool you down! Simply bake haddock fillets in the oven at 190ºC for 25 minutes and allow to cool. Once the haddock has cooled, add to a bowl with cucumber, avocado, black eyed beans, and lemon and mix well till combined. This is truly a flavour explosion!

Succulent Salmon Fish Salads

Shake up your mealtimes with these refreshing and nourishing salmon salads that are bound to leave you wanting more.


1. Pea Salad with Smoked Salmon

Craving a sumptuous summer salad? Give this crunchy, tangy pea salad a go, perfect for an excellent spring lunch or super quick dinner. To make this delicious combination of smoked salmon with a light and fragrant pea salad, plate smoked salmon alongside white onion, red pepper and a splash of tart vinaigrette dressing. How exquisite!

2. Salmon Sashimi and Asian Pea Salad with Quinoa and Miso Dressing

If you’re feeling fancy and looking for a vibrant seafood salad, then this one’s for you! It’s bursting with flavour and packed with delicious crunchy vegetables, leaving your tastebuds wanting more. But be careful, it may just become a family favourite. Dish up salmon sashimi with crisp salad leaves, quinoa, sweet peas and a healthy drizzle of miso dressing. This is absolutely something you don’t want to miss out on!


3. Pink Salmon Tossed in a Colourful Rainbow Salad

Oooh look it’s a rainbow, now isn’t that beautiful! A rainbow salad is a great way to get in your 5 a day, and this colourful fish salad recipe doesn’t disappoint! It’s sure to brighten your day! Simply plate up wild caught salmon with an array of colourful veggies and salad dressing of choice. All that’s left to do is to get stuck in!


Delicious Cod Fish Salads

Take your meals to the next level with our scrumptious and satisfying cod fish and salad! Expect recipes bursting full of flavour and colour!


1. Battered Cod with Rocket Salad and Egg

Looking for a delicious and healthy fish salad recipe? Well, look no further as this battered cod and egg recipe is sure to satisfy your lunchtime grumble. Simply plate up crisp and fluffy cod on a bed of rocket, sliced red onions, and boiled eggs. Finish the dish off by squeezing fresh lemon juice and dig into your masterpiece.

2. Breaded Cod with Colourful Salad

Bring the sunshine to your dinner table with our delicious breaded cod salad. It has everything you’d want in a salad; it’s full of colour, protein and incredibly satisfying! Bake breaded cod fillets in the oven at 200°C for 20 mins and slice into strips. Serve on top of baby gem lettuce, beetroot, bright red cherry tomatoes and a splash of olive oil. A delicious treat any day of the week!


3. Fish Finger Salad

You can’t go wrong with a moreish fish finger salad! Now we know it may seem a bit odd, but we like to rock the boat here, so why not give this fish salad a try? Plate up golden breaded fish fingers alongside rocket, four bean salad and cucumber. Drizzle with olive oil or your dressing of choice, et voila, a delicious meal awaits you! You’d be surprised at how flavoursome and nourishing this salad is.


Now that you know how to make a cracking fish salad, why not take a peek at our other great salad recipes and meal ideas? If you’re after some food inspiration, we’ve got a whole host of other recipes to tickle your fancy too.