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Make ahead creamy shrimp salad with celery lime and dill.

Creamy Shrimp Salad with Lime Zest

This Creamy Shrimp Salad with Lime Zest is perfect for a light meal, appetizer and would be a lovely selection for a ladies luncheon. How can anyone say no to shrimp, cream, mayo, celery and dill? A make ahead and travels well recipe.

Course Main Course, Sea Food
Cuisine American
Keyword Salad, shrimp
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 516 kcal
Author www.highlandsranchfoodie.com


  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 6 cups cold water
  • 2 1/2 lbs medium shrimp shelled and deveined
  • 3 Tbs heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp finely grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery
  • 2 Tbs finely chopped dill
  • 1 Tbs thinly sliced chives
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Prepare a bowl of ice water.
  2. In a large bowl, dissolve the kosher salt in the water. Add the shrimp and let stand for 30 seconds, then rinse well. Add the shrimp to the boiling water and cook until firm and pink, 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the shrimp and transfer to the ice water to cool. Drain again and pat dry.
  3. In a bowl, beat the cream until stiff. Whisk in the mayonnaise, lime juice and zest, and stir in the celery, dill and chives. Add the shrimp and toss well. Season with table salt and pepper and serve.
  4. Make Ahead. The shrimp salad can be refrigerated for up to 5 hours. Serves 4.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Shrimp Salad with Lime Zest
Amount Per Serving
Calories 516 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 742mg247%
Sodium 30701mg1335%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 58g116%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 449mg45%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.