Simple Shrimp Salad Recipe With Mayonnaise

shrimp salad
Diana Rattray
    20 mins
Ratings (14)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green or red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • Torn romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens
  • Avocado or tomato slices

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.

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