Shrimp Salad with Lemon Dressing

Total Time
15 min
10 min
5 min
Light and lemony, terrific for picnics or over a bed of greens. Change the flavor by swapping lime or orange juice for the lemon.


uncooked shrimp

1 pound(s), medium-size, peeled and deveined

uncooked red onion(s)

¼ cup(s), sliced, finely diced

uncooked celery

¼ cup(s), finely diced

fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, fresh, finely minced

olive oil

2 Tbsp

fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s)

table salt

¾ tsp

black pepper

½ tsp, freshly ground

unpacked brown sugar

tsp, or regular sugar


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil; steam or boil shrimp until they turn pink, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain shrimp and immediately run under cold water to stop cooking.
  2. Chop shrimp into bite-size pieces; place in a medium bowl. Add onion, celery and parsley; toss well.
  3. In a smaller bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper and sugar; pour over shrimp mixture and toss to combine. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

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