How to Make Shrimp Salad

If you were looking for a perfect salad for a light lunch, supper or dinner during spring then you are at right place. The recipe of this simple, delicious and an old fashioned Shrimp Salad will make you scream “It’s shrimply delicious” after eating this salad.

This appetising salad belongs to the family of salads that are easy and quick to make. Except from peeling and cooking the shrimp, the rest of the procedure is so easy that even a child can prepare a bowl of this healthy and yummy salad. Moreover, you do not need to spend much as it is very cheap and economical.

However, you may need to take care of few things such as cooking the shrimp yourself instead of using ready-made shrimp and using a reduced amount of raw onion as its bite can be too strong for some people.

Adjust the amount of ingredients according to your taste and rest assured that your guests will love this combination of fruit juice, colourful vegetables and tempting shrimp.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: Nil
Total time: 20 min
Yield: 4 servings
Utensils: Measuring Cups, a frying pan, stove, serving bowl, knife, dicing board

Extra Small cooked shrimp, peeled: 1 lb
Finely chopped celery: 1 cup
Finely chopped sweet onion: 2 tbsp
Finely chopped dill pickle: 2 tbsp
Black pepper: 1/4 tsp
Cayenne pepper (optional): 1/8 tsp
Mayonnaise: 1/2 cup
Lemon juice: 1 tbsp
Fresh white bread crumbs: 1/2 – 1 cup


  • 1

    First of all, rinse your ingredients and utensils properly to remove all the dirt and germs.

  • 2

    Now you need to prepare shrimp for your salad. If you are using jumbo shrimp then chop them into smaller pieces. Take a frying pan and cook these shrimp on medium heat. Cook them until they become reddish brown. Remove from the pan and set aside to bring them at normal temperature.

  • 3

    Pick your bowl and add celery, onion, pickle, black pepper and cayenne. Put all the shrimp in and mix them properly.

  • 4

    Now pour lemon juice and then mayonnaise. Whisk them properly until it becomes a smooth combination.

  • 5

    Add fresh bread crumbs to absorb the unnecessary liquid. Mix it properly.

  • 6

    Now make four equal plates of salad and serve it with crackers or sandwiches.

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