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Spanish Seafood Salad with shrimp, crab, octopus, veggies & olives. Loaded with fresh, bold flavor & just the right amount of heat | www.craftycookingmama.com

Spanish Seafood Salad

This Spanish Seafood Salad is loaded with shrimp, crab, octopus, fresh veggies & olives. Seafood fans will love it's fresh, big, bold flavor!
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Fish &amp, Salad, Seafood
Servings 12 + servings


  • 2 pound shrimp cooked & peeled (cut in half if you'd like)
  • 1 1/2 pound imitation crab meat use the real stuff if you'd like
  • 4 - 4 oz. cans octopus OR squid, drained I use Goya brand
  • 1 1/4 cup green stuffed pimento olives halved (approx 5 1/2 oz jar)
  • 1 large crisp green pepper diced
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste


  • Add cooked & peeled shrimp to large mixing bowl.
  • Chop half of "crab" meat, by hand and flake the other half. Add to mixing bowl.
  • Chop larger chunks of octopus. Add to bowl, mix all seafood together.
  • Add halved olives, diced green peppers, tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, hot sauce and salt. Mix well.
  • Cover bowl & let salad sit for a few hours in fridge to blend flavors.
  • Serve cold. This salad is wonderful by itself or with lime, avocado, salad, pasta, rice, tortilla chips, fresh flour tortillas, crackers (etc)
  • Enjoy!