Mayonnaise-Free Shrimp Salad

My mother and I adore shrimp salad. Come to think of it, we’re big fans of seafood in general; we’ve never met a steamed mussel, a raw oyster or a tail of lobster we didn’t like. As much as we love shrimp salad, eating lots of mayonnaise isn’t the healthiest option, which is why I’ve come up with a recipe for shrimp salad that is full of flavor but not guilt.

Healthy Shrimp Salad

  • 1 lb shrimp, deveined; preferably local and in-season
  • juice from 1/4 of a lemon
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 2 ribs of celery, finely chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp of red onion, finely chopped
  • kosher salt to taste (a hefty pinch)
  • 2-3 tsp olive oil; enough to coat the shrimp
  • 2 large PBR beers


  1. Bring PBR and about 1 cup of water to a boil.
  2. Add shrimp, cook until pale pink– about 3 – 4 minutes.
  3. Drain into an ice bath. Let shrimp cool.
  4. Mix onion, celery, lemon juice, salt and dill
  5. Slice shrimp in half lengthwise and then chop. Mix with remaining ingredients.
  6. Add olive oil to coat lightly. Adjust seasoning to taste.



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