Today: Get My No Fail, Easy Cookbook Series for 60% OFF
Buy Now

Shrimp Salad

Pin RecipeReview Recipe
close up shot of Shrimp Salad on a bowl
The best shrimp salad recipe features delicious shrimp tossed in a creamy dressing that has so much flavor you won’t be able to resist this simple dish.
Jump to Recipe
Table of Contents
  1. Shrimp Salad Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Shrimp Salad Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
  5. More Recipes You’ll Love
  6. JUMP TO RECIPE

This creamy shrimp salad will make your mouth water. The recipe is simple but flavorful, with just a few ingredients needed to create a salad loaded with a mix of juicy, succulent shrimp smothered in a tangy dressing.

close up shot of Shrimp Salad in a bowl

Shrimp Salad Ingredients

Shrimp Salad raw ingredients that are labeled

You’ll need:

For the Dressing

  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper 
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

For the Shrimp

  • 1 pound (about 35 to 40) jumbo cooked, peeled, and deveined frozen shrimp, thawed (tails removed)
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ⅓ cup finely diced red onion

PRO TIP:

When thawing the shrimp, always follow the package directions. Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling seafood.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

DILL: You can substitute dried dill for the fresh dill in this delicious salad.

MIX-INS: If you’d like to add extra veggies, you could mix in green pepper, green onions, or other fresh ingredients

How to Make This Shrimp Salad Recipe

STEP ONE: Add the mayonnaise, fresh chopped dill, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, cracked black pepper, and kosher salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine. 

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Before adding the jumbo shrimp to the dressing, pat dry with a paper towel. Adding damp or even wet shrimp to the dressing may cause the shrimp salad to become drippy instead of creamy.

mayonnaise, dill, lemon zest, dijon mustard, pepper, and salt whisked in a bowl

STEP TWO: Stir in the cooked shrimp, chopped celery, and red onion until completely coated. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

PRO TIP:

Make sure your red onion is diced nice and fine if you don’t like large chunks of onion in your dish.

shrimp, celery, and red onions folded in a bowl

How To Serve

Enjoy this simple salad for an easy summer dinner, light lunch, or as a side dish at a potluck. This salad is so versatile that there are plenty of ways to enjoy it. Serve on a bed of salad greens or butter lettuce, in lettuce wraps, or with a side of pasta salad.

Our bang bang shrimp and shrimp fried rice are two more of our favorite shrimp recipes.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers of this cold shrimp salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

IN THE FREEZER: We don’t recommend freezing this shrimp salad as the texture of the creamy dressing will change once thawed.

close up shot of fork getting a piece of the Shrimp Salad

Cool and refreshing, this classic shrimp salad is a great way to get your seafood fix. It’s the perfect dish for a summer picnic or potluck! Just be prepared for all your friends to beg for the recipe once they take their first bite.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze this salad?

We don’t recommend freezing this easy shrimp salad as the texture of the creamy dressing will change once thawed.

Can I add other fresh vegetables to this salad?

This cold shrimp salad recipe would be delicious with the added crunch of more fresh veggies.

How do I serve this salad?

There are plenty of ways to enjoy this shrimp salad. Try it on a bed of lettuce, in a lettuce or tortilla wrap, or on a sandwich.

More Recipes You’ll Love

Get Recipes on Pinterest

get recipes on pinterest
get digital lazy cookbooks
close up shot of Shrimp Salad on a bowl

Shrimp Salad

5 from 1 vote
The best shrimp salad recipe features delicious shrimp tossed in a creamy dressing that has so much flavor you won’t be able to resist this simple dish.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Shrimp

  • 1 pound about 35 to 40 jumbo cooked, peeled, and deveined frozen shrimp, thawed (tails removed)
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • cup finely diced red onion

Instructions
 

  • Add the mayonnaise, fresh chopped dill, lemon zest, Dijon mustard, cracked black pepper, and kosher salt to a medium-sized mixing bowl. Whisk to thoroughly combine.
  • Stir in the shrimp, chopped celery, and red onion until completely coated. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

Video

Notes

  • When thawing the shrimp, always follow the package directions. Make sure to wash your hands before and after handling seafood.
  • Before adding the jumbo shrimp to the dressing, pat dry with a paper towel. Adding damp or even wet shrimp to the dressing may cause the shrimp salad to become drippy instead of creamy.
  • Make sure your red onion is diced nice and fine if you don’t like large chunks of onion in your dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 131mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1mg
Have You Tried This Recipe?Follow me on Pinterest @spaceshipslb

Get Recipes on Facebook

get recipes on facebook

Proudly Prepared by the Spaceships Kitchen

You May Also Like

get digital lazy cookbooks

Reader Interactions

Comments

    Leave a Comment

    Recipe Rating




    Comments