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Italian Seafood Salad Recipe

Atkins Italian Seafood Salad
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 1 1/2 lb Blue Mussels
  • 3/4 lb Shrimp
  • 1/2 lb Blue Crab (Canned)
  • 3/4 lb Cuttlefish (Mixed Species)
  • 3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 8 leaf, medium medium Butterhead Lettuce (Includes Boston and Bibb Types)
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 1/2 fruit (2-3/8" dia) Lemon


  1. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil over high heat in a large saucepot with a cover. Add mussels; cook 10 minutes. Remove mussels from their shells and transfer to a large bowl. Discard any unopened mussels.
  2. Bring a quart of lightly salted water to a boil. Add octopus; cook 45 seconds, just until opaque. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to bowl with shelled mussels.
  3. Cook shrimp 2 to 3 minutes just until cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and add to bowl. Stir in crab.
  4. Add oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper to seafood. Mix until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate 2 hours for flavors to develop.
  5. To serve, place 2 lettuce leaves on each of the 4 plates. Mound seafood salad over lettuce; sprinkle with parsley and garnish with lemon slices.

Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in your favorite lettuce for this recipe, as net carb change will likely be minimal.

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)