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Southern Shrimp Salad
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5 from 3 votes

Southern Shrimp Salad

Southern Shrimp Salad is super easy and flavored with a little Old Bay and fresh dill. It's so creamy and makes a wonderful summer lunch.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Southern
Servings 4


  • 1.5 pounds medium shrimp unpeeled
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill


  • Place shrimp in a saucepan. Add water, Old Bay, and vinegar. 
  • Place over medium-high heat. Stir frequently. When shrimp have turned completely white, they are done. You may see 1 or 2 start to float. This is a sign that they are done. The water may not come to a boil. Do not worry about this. You do not want the shrimp to overcook. If you are unsure, pick one up and gently squeeze it. It should feel firm.
  • Run cold water over shrimp to stop cooking. Let cool and then peel shrimp.
  • If shrimp are on the larger side, cut them in half or thirds.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, celery, and Old Bay.
  • Add shrimp and mix them in. Sprinkle dill on top.
  • If desired, Sprinkle a little more Old Bay on top. Serve immediately or refrigerate.