After our Super Bowl party this year, I was left with about a pound of leftover shrimp from a platter that a friend so graciously brought over to share. We left to go out of town for a couple of days yesterday, so I wanted to use up all the leftovers we had in the refrigerator before we left. What better to do with it than make shrimp salad? It’s a perfect lunch over a bed of baby spinach.

While chicken salad can be dense and heavy, shrimp salad is light and airy. I like to season it lightly; a little bit of salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice, and some fresh dill – to really let the flavor of the shrimp shine through. Next time you have some leftover shrimp hanging around (or take the shortcut, and buy them pre-cooked) do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of this salad. You just may have a new favorite for your lunchbox!


  1. Posted February 8, 2012 at 6:07 PM | Permalink

    Love shrimp salad like this! We go to a place in Annapolis called Ram’s Head Tavern and this is how they do their shrimp salad and it’s divine – they serve it on a croissant – yum. Love this – next time I have some shrimp I will look this up.

  2. Posted February 12, 2012 at 9:53 AM | Permalink

    I have a ton of salad shrimp on hand. I will give this a try.. looks delicious!

  3. Marie in Va
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM | Permalink

    Found this on Pinterest. Looking forward to giving it a try this weekend! Sounds delicious!

  4. Cynnamama
    Posted December 31, 2015 at 9:02 PM | Permalink

    Perfect for New Year Eve! So delish and my husband insists that this is a keeper! 😉 Happy New Year!

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