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Shrimp Salad Recipe

Shrimp Salad is creamy, crunchy and refreshing! It is an easy entree you can prepare with only a few basic ingredients, perfect for potlucks.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Shrimp Salad
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings as a side dish
Calories 218kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 lemon quartered
  • 1 cup celery finely diced
  • 1/2 red onion finely minced


  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh dill chopped - plus more for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add the quartered lemon to the water.
  • Place nearby a large bowl filled halfway with ice water.
  • Add the peeled and deveined shrimp to the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes or until pink and opaque.
  • Transfer the shrimp to the bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • Drain the shrimp then pat dry.
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Place the shrimp, celery, red onion, in a medium salad bowl. Add dressing and toss gently to coat.
  • Garnish with additional fresh dill and serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate.



Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg