Simple Shrimp Salad

shrimp salad

Inspired by lobster rolls, I decided to make a shrimp version. It did not take me long to decide not to try and make my own New England-style hot dog buns to put the shrimp mixture in, so my shrimp roll quickly became a shrimp salad.

Although a traditional lobster roll has only mayonnaise, I decided to add plain Greek yogurt to lighten the salad and make it a little more healthy. You could just use mayo if you want/need it to be dairy free…perhaps add a little more lemon juice if you drop the yogurt.

While sometimes found in lobster rolls, tarragon works well in the shrimp salad as well. If your not a fan of tarragon, dill works very well instead. Just like any recipe, adjust the herbs and seasoning to meet your tastes.

Recipe: Simple Shrimp Salad


  • 1 lb. cooked shrimp, peeled, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 c. Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1 small sweet onion, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. tarragon or dill, roughly chopped (to taste)


  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, Old Bay, and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  2. Add shrimp, onion and herbs to a larger bowl.
  3. Stir in enough dressing to coat all of the shrimp.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator before serving for better flavor.
  5. Serve on lettuce bed, in a lettuce wrap or boat, on a bun or toasted New England-style hot dog bun, in a wrap, or on crackers.


Celery, pineapple, and mango could all be additions to the salad.

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Recipe by Paula, A Simple Home Cook.

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