Why I love this shrimp salad
I made this shrimp salad last week for our mini Christmas party at our apartment. Yes, there were only 6 people there, but we had a great time eating and listening to Christmas music and just hanging out.
This dish was perfect because it was prepped and ready to go the day before so I could focus on other things – like making meat pies, oatmeal delights, and thumbprint cookies – since our oven is finally working again.
Here’s what you’ll need to make it
How to make this shrimp salad recipe
Chop the cucumber, pepper, green onions and dill. Place into a mixing bowl.
Add remaining ingredients to the bowl. If your shrimp are large chop them up as well.
Mix until well combined. You will want everything to be evenly coated.
Refrigerate salad for 30 minutes before serving. Serve cold alone or with pita bread.
FAQs and tips for making shrimp salad
I used frozen precooked shrimp – I opted for the smaller ones so I wouldn’t have to do any cooking or chopping – but if you already have larger or uncooked shrimp by all means use them.
I would suggest cutting larger ones into smaller pieces though. We served our shrimp salad on toasted pita bread, but you could have it as a sandwich or on a bed of greens or even right out of the bowl. Whatever your heart – and belly – desires.
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- 1 pound small cooked shrimp, chilled
- 1/2 cucumber, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- Salt & pepper to taste
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until mayonnaise is evenly coating the salad.
- Chill for 30 minutes before serving.
- Category: Salads
- Method: Mixing
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 203
- Sugar: 1.2 g
- Sodium: 849.3 mg
- Fat: 11 g
- Saturated Fat: 1.7 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.7 g
- Fiber: 0.7 g
- Protein: 23.5 g
- Cholesterol: 188.2 mg
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Published: December 16, 2013. Updated: December 27, 2021.
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