Shrimp Salad Recipe

Another great cold salad dish is shrimp salad. This is more of a summer oriented dish but I figured I would post it for those of you who are looking for cold salads for your Super Bowl parties. What makes this recipe unique from others is the dressing. The addition of cocktail sauce gives the dressing a very unique flavor. The sauce is a combination of mayo, ranch, and cocktail sauce. The green onions and chopped bell pepper add a nice crunch to the salad. I am kind of disappointed that you can’t see any shrimp in the picture. This is mainly because I used very small salad shrimp. For this recipe you can use either medium, small or salad shrimp. The pasta can be whatever you like spiral, seashell, ect. If you are looking for a great tasting shrimp salad, give this one a try. Enjoy.

3 cups spiral pasta
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup ranch dressing
1/3 seafood cocktail sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
1 lb medium cooked shrimp (peeled and deveined with tails removed)
½ cup fresh tomato (chopped)
½ cup green onion (sliced)
½ cup sweet red bell pepper (chopped)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley (chopped)

Cooking Instructions:
Step 1: Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl whisk together mayo, ranch dressing, cocktail sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper (to taste).
Step 3: Pour pasta into a large serving bowl. Add shrimp, tomato, green onion, and parsley. Add dressing and mix well. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.
(Makes 6 Servings)


14 Responses to “Shrimp Salad Recipe”

  1. Jackie — February 1, 2010 @ 10:23 pm


    How did you cook your shrimp for this recipe.

  2. Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes — February 2, 2010 @ 1:11 am

    Oh wow, the salad looks perfect! I love adding shrimp to salad, too. Yum.

  3. cookeaze — February 2, 2010 @ 6:21 am

    These look so decadant! I have all the ingredients for these… I can’t wait to prepare them!Thanks for the complement!

  4. Morten Pedersen — February 2, 2010 @ 8:02 am

    Yet another lovely recepie I need to try out. We love sea food and in a salad it is lovely.

  5. Dawn Carr — February 6, 2010 @ 2:26 pm

    I am making some lettuce wraps and will use this receipe too! I think it will be refreshing and fun to have it in a wrap…here I go!

  6. Sparklette — February 11, 2010 @ 8:18 pm

    This is only my most favorite salad! They have something similar at Sizzler’s salad bar buffet, too.

  7. Jay Jay — April 20, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    I made this today for lunch and it came out great! I didn’t use any shrimps, but the rest of the salad was awesome. 😀

  8. amandak — June 22, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    I started to make this salad last friday. I started my water boiling for the pasta, made my own cocktail sauce, and I opened my salad shrimp to rinse them off and they weren’t deveined and they had the worst smell to them so I had to throw them away :-(.. Next time they are on sale I will be buying a different brand so I can try this, it looks soooo good!!

  9. lilian — July 24, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

    I can’t find ranch dressing. What could i substitute it with? Or should i leave it out?

  10. Bobby — July 24, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    lilan- try creamy italian.

  11. lilian — August 16, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

    Wat abt just salad cream dressing? They dun have creamy italian dressing unfortunately.

  12. Betsey — April 19, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    Great recipe! Really enjoyed it. Easy yet has an elegance to it, looks and tastes great and impresses your company. Thank you!

  13. Tom — July 27, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    Great salad. I substituted chopped celery for the parsley and it was awesome. Thank you.

  14. Jana — February 7, 2015 @ 9:17 pm

    Fabulous recipe , goes great with steamed veggies and grilled chicken,,, thank you

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