Spanish Style Mussels Salpicon – a refreshing summer salad

Would you like a fresh and healthy lunch? This mouth-watering combination of refreshing seafood with the crunchiness of colourful vegetables is what we all need on a warm summer’s day! The mussels are cooked marinière and once cooled, they are removed from the shell and mixed with the vegetables and dressing.

mussel salad salpicon

What is Salpicon

Salpicon or salpicón, meaning ‘hodgepodge’ or ‘medley’ in Spanish is a mixture of raw vegetables tossed with a vinaigrette or dressing with added seafood. In Spain, canned tuna and octopus are the most common salpicon recipes, but any seafood can be added. Central American and Mexican salpicon is made with beef stripes.

mussel salad salpicon

Spanish Style Mussels Salpicon

Salpicon or salpicón, meaning ‘hodgepodge’ or ‘medley’ in Spanish is a mixture of raw vegetables tossed with a vinaigrette or dressing with added seafood.

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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetisers & Starters, Fish & Seafood, Salad
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 2 people
Calories 408 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Chopping board
Mixing bowls

Instructions
 

Prepare the salpicon mixture

  • Wash and dice the peppers.
    mussel salad salpicon
  • Dice the red onions and the peeled tomato to the same size as the peppers.
    mussel salad salpicon

Prepare the dressing

  • Mix the salt, pepper, mustard, vinegar and olive oil.
    mussel salad salpicon
  • Add all remaining ingredients and season to taste.
    mussel salad salpicon

Finish the salad

  • Mix the cooked mussels and the salpicon mixture.
    mussel salad salpicon
  • Gently toss the mussel salad with the herb dressing and serve.
    mussel salad salpicon

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 408kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 45gSodium: 86mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 226IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword crunchy, medley, mussels
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