Simple Shrimp Salad With Mayonnaise

shrimp salad
Diana Rattray
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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This tasty shrimp salad is quick and easy to prepare, and it makes a great lunch or main dish salad for hot weather. Serve the shrimp salad with a cup of soup for a wonderful lunch, or serve as a summer supper salad with sliced tomatoes and other fresh vegetables.

The salad makes a good sandwich filling, as well. Chop it a little more finely and fill small buns or sandwich rolls.

See Also
Shrimp Salad With Dill​
Shrimp Pilaf with Rice and Bacon​


What You'll Need

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp
  • 1 cup celery (diced)
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper (chopped; red bell pepper works too)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 head of torn romaine lettuce (or mixed salad greens)

How to Make It

  1. Peel and devein the shrimp; rinse well. 
  2. Bring 3 quarts of water with 1 tablespoon of salt to a boil over hight heat.
  3. Add the shrimp and reduce the heat to medium-low.  Cover the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the shrimp is opaque and pink.
  4. Drain immediately and transfer to a bowl. Cool completely and then chop coarsely.
  5. Mix the chopped shrimp with the diced celery, chopped bell pepper, lemon juice, and mayonnaise.
  1. Add salt and pepper to taste. Taste and adjust the mayonnaise and seasonings, as desired.
  2. Serve on a bed of lettuce or mixed greens and a slice of avocado or tomato wedges, if desired.

Serves 4.