Doris's Shrimp Salad Recipe -
Doris's Shrimp Salad Recipe

Doris's Shrimp Salad

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"Shrimp salad, refreshing and light, served in a hollowed-out summer tomato. Served as an appetizer, salad, or a light brunch. This was one of our favorite Sunday afternoon treats that my mother fixed for our family."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Combine shrimp, celery, onion, lemon juice, salt, pepper and one cup mayonnaise in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate and chill the shrimp mixture for at least one hour.
  2. Cut the tops off of the tomatoes and scoop out their insides; chill until the shrimp mixture is well chilled.
  3. Scoop the shrimp mixture into the hollowed out tomatoes. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 09, 2003

This is a great recipe that looks fancy and is very easy and quick.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 12, 2010

Nice, basic shrimp salad. What was different about this for me was simply gettting away from the ubiquitous dill and adding onion and lemon juice instead, something I never do. I've learned a little lemon juice is nice but I can do without the onion, and I didn't use nearly as much as called for! A little bit'll do ya!


28 Ratings

Jun 30, 2003

This was a great recipe, but I did change it just a little:)!!! I turned it into a macaroni type salad by cooking macaroni noodles and adding them to the mixture. Other than that, I didn't change anything else and I thought that they were a good, quick, and simple lunch:)!!!

Nov 04, 2008

Great Recipe. I added a teaspoon of Old Bay to liven the taste and diced some avocado at the suggestion of another reviewer. Didn't use quite the amount of mayo called for. Great Recipe!!!!!!

Aug 25, 2006

Way too much mayo, but that's easily remedied. I started off using only 1/4 cup and adding a Tbsp at a time. Just enough mayo to hold the ingredients is what I like. This was delicious if you cook the shrimp using the Old Bay recipe found on this sight. I stuff green peppers with this for my friends who don't like raw tomatoes and then we're all happy!

Aug 26, 2010

I made a mistake when writing up this recipe. Use the bunch of celery. At least 6 stalks! Chop fine.

Feb 04, 2006

I prepared this as an appetizer for last night's dinner and was very pleased with the end result. I added chopped avocado just before serving and it complimented the shrimp perfectly. Only change I'd make is use less mayo next time and more lemon. Flavours improved overnight although it didn't do much for the avocado!

Apr 23, 2010

We enjoyed this recipe. I did add a pinch of "Old Bay". This will be my go to recipe for shrimp salad. Thank you for the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 363 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 161 mg
  • 54%
  • Fat
  • 30.1 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 17.2 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 388 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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