SHRIMP SALAD – Easy Recipe

Shrimp salad is one of our favorites!

Shrimp Salad - Easy Recipe

This shrimp salad is so easy to throw together when you need something in a hurry.  It makes a great appetizer served with assorted crackers or serve it on sandwich rolls. It goes great as a side dish to any meal.  You could double the recipe for a crowd and it keeps several days refrigerated. You might also like to check out our recipe for easy Cajun shrimp.

Shrimp salad ingredients you will need:



onion or green onions

celery seed


black pepper


honey Dijon mustard

old bay seasoning

dill weed (optional)

lemon juice (optional)

This easy salad would also be a wonderful appetizer for any wedding shower or brunch. Great flavor and super simple to make. You could make the day before as well.

Recipe feedback – “This is delicious! I had to leave out the celery seed because of dietary restrictions but I have made it twice and gotten rave reviews!” – C. Williams

Shrimp Salad - Easy Recipe

Shrimp Tips:  Always defrost frozen shrimp before cooking with them.  Thaw in a strainer and place on paper towels to soak up the water.

Shrimp Salad

The Southern Lady Cooks
This easy shrimp salad is refreshing and delicious.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1 pound shrimp peeled, deveined and cooked
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/3 cup diced onion or can use green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon honey Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed Opt.
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice Opt.


  • Combine all ingredients and mix with a spoon. Makes about 3 1/2 cups.
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  1. I’m making it now for the 4th of July get together. I have been doing this exact recipe now since around 2010 and it is always the favorite dish for these pot luck’s. With seafood prices the way they are right now, I add 1 lbs of immitation crab/lobster to stretch this out. Don’t forget the Creole seasoning!!!5 stars

  2. Anna Driggers says:

    I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. Thank you 5 stars

  3. C Williams says:

    This is delicious! I had to leave out the celery seed because of dietary restrictions but I have made it twice and gotten rave reviews!5 stars

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Wonderful!! So glad this recipe was a hit!

  4. Karen Hogan says:

    This recipe is very much like One I had years ago at a restaurant in Savannah, Ga. I look forward to making this for my family.5 stars