Zesty Shrimp Salad: A Summer Delight!

This shrimp salad is super tasty and perfect for enjoying all summer long. Just mix chilled shrimp with crunchy celery and red onion, then coat it in a creamy, herb dressing that’ll leave everyone wanting more. It’s a fantastic option for a light dinner, especially for summer gatherings.

This salad is packed with flavor and ideal for a speedy weeknight dinner. You can even prep the ingredients beforehand to make it even easier.

These Summer Shrimp salads are loaded with flavour. The shrimp cooks quickly and add a delicious protein boost to the meal.

Shrimp Summer Salad Recipe

Shrimp Summer Salad Recipe

Let's make this shrimp salad super yummy! When you cook the shrimp with fresh herbs and garlic, it gives it a lot of flavor without being too strong. It's perfect for a light summer meal, especially if you're having friends over. And here's the best part: it cooks really fast, so you won't be stuck at the stove for ages. You can even make a bunch and keep it in the fridge all week. And it's not just for salads—you can use it to make other dishes even tastier!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 225 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


For Salad:

  • 1 pound Cooked shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 4 cups Mixed salad greens e.g., lettuce, spinach, arugula
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 Cucumber sliced
  • 1 Bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 Red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup Siced black olives optional

For Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash and dry the salad greens.
  • Put them in a big bowl.
  • Add cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, and red onion.
  • Put in the cooked shrimp.
  • Mix olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Pour the dressing on the salad.
  • Mix everything gently.
  • Sprinkle feta cheese and black olives if you want.
  • Serve the salad on plates or in bowls.


  • Just Make sure frozen shrimp are fully thawed before adding to the salad.
  • You can add a tbsp of Greek yoghurt or mayonnaise for a creamier dressing.
  • Enjoy the salad fresh, but if you want to store leftovers, you can store them in the fridge for up to one day.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories225 kcal

Which Shrimp Should I Buy?

Which Shrimp Should I Buy?

You can use fresh or frozen jumbo shrimp for the salad. Ensure fresh shrimp is fresh, not just thawed from being frozen before. If you’re not sure, go for frozen shrimp. They’re usually frozen quickly after catching, so they stay fresh.

How Many Days Can Shrimp Salad Stay Fresh in the Refrigerator?

When you make shrimp salad, it’s best to eat it right away. But if you can’t finish it, don’t worry! You can keep it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Just remember to put it in a container that seals tightly.

Can I Change the Ingredients in the Shrimp Summer Salad?

You can totally mix things up with your shrimp summer salad. Want to try different veggies? Sure! Feel like switching up the dressing or adding some fruit? Go for it! It’s all about making it yummy in your own way.

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