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shrimp salad on white plate

Easy Shrimp Salad

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: American


Easy shrimp salad with brightly spiced creamy dressing. The dressing is made in a food-processor in only a few minutes!


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 20 oz. cooked and peeled shrimp, thawed if frozen
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onions
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste


  1. In a bowl of a food processor, combine the dill, mayonnaise, mustard, garlic, lemon juice, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt. Pulse until combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Combine the shrimp, red onions, and the dressing. Toss until the shrimp is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


  • Shrimp: Any size shrimp works. Just make sure it’s cooked, peeled, and deveined. See post for tips on thawing shrimp.
  • Leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 223
  • Sugar: 0.3 g
  • Sodium: 279.1 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 186.2 mg

Keywords: easy shrimp salad, cold seafood salad