shrimp salad recipe for summer

It’s hot. Like triple-digit-heat hot. When it gets this hot, there’s nothing worse than spending lots of time cooking in the kitchen. That’s why you’re going to like this zesty shrimp salad recipe!

It’s a simple, quick and healthy recipe that tastes great — and will cool you way down! While you have to bring a pot of water to boil to cook the shrimp in this recipe, that’s about it. Once the water is boiling, it takes five minutes to cook. One tip: Use baby shrimp; it cuts the cooking time down significantly.

After that, it’s just a matter of mixing everything together and voilá, you’ve done something great — a cook once enjoy twice kind of meal. Of course, only if your family will let you leave back leftovers.

I mentioned the use of a spice packet in this recipe, but you don’t have to use one if you don’t have one available. It just makes retrieving the peppercorns and basil easier instead of scooping several peppercorns from the hot water one by one. A good piece of cheesecloth would also work.

You can serve the shrimp over greens, pair it with a delicious salad, slide it between two pieces of crispy gluten free toast, or enjoy if straight out of the bowl. It’s your party — you can literally lick the bowl if you want to!

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Zesty Shrimp Salad

Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Serves: 8


1 pound wild “baby” cooked and peeled shrimp

2 tbsp mayonnaise (make your own or use an all natural variety)

1 cup chopped celery

1 tsp whole peppercorns

1 clove garlic

2 tsp Old Bay (divided)

1 tbsp chopped fresh dill

1 tbsp butter

* spice bag


1. Fill a medium size stock pot with water and bring to boil.

2. If available, use a spice bag and fill with peppercorns, garlic, basil, and clove.

3. Put the spice bag in the boiling water, add the shrimp, butter, and 1 tsp of Old Bay seasoning.

4. Cook for about five minutes or until baby shrimp slightly curl up.

5. Remove the shrimp from the water and drain.

6. To a large medium sized bowl add shrimp, mayo, additional tsp of Old Bay, celery, and 1 tsp chopped fresh dill.

7. Mix well.

If you have the patience to wait, let refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. However, it can be enjoyed right away. Bon appetite!