Shrimp Salad Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


Looking for the best shrimp salad recipe? This one is simple, delicious, and packed with succulent morsels of shrimp—sweet!


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 and 1/4 lbs. cooked shrimp, patted dry and chopped into 1/2 – to 3/4-in. pieces (see this post for how to cook shrimp)


  1. Put the mayonnaise, celery, scallions, lemon juice, horseradish, tarragon, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl and mix well.
  2. Fold in the shrimp. Add more salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Ideally, chill for about an hour before serving.

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