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Shrimp Salad Sandwich
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5 from 6 votes

Shrimp Salad Sandwich

Swap the boring chicken salad for this delightful Shrimp Salad Sandwich! It’s a bright, creamy, and fresh meal that’s perfect for family picnics and summer barbecues. They come together in less than 15 minutes and can even be prepared a day ahead of time!
Prep Time11 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp Salad, Shrimp Salad Sandwich
Servings: 6 sandwiches
Author: Silvia Dunnirvine


  • 2 lb frozen, pre-cooked tiny shrimp any size will work
  • 1 whole lemon plus 2 tbsp
  • 1 cup avocado mayo
  • 4 tbsp fresh dill thinly minced
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup celery thinly chopped
  • 1/2 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 6 whole brioche buns


  • Bring a large pot to a boil. Add one lemon sliced in quarters and salt. When boiling add in shrimp and cook for 1 minute (no longer). Using a slotted spoon remove shrimp from pot and transfer to an ice bucket.
  • In a medium bowl add the mayo and lemon juice. Whisk to thin out the mayo. Add fresh dill, black pepper and dijon mustard. Whisk to combine. Set aside
  • Chop the celery and red onion into really small pieces.
  • In a large bowl mix the shrimp, mayo and chopped celery and red onion. Fold to combine.
  • When ready to serve, slice the brioche buns half way through and add a few generous scoops of shrimp salad. 
  • Refrigerate any leftover in an airtight container. Use within 3 days. 


Making ahead: I recommend preparing the shrimp salad at least 30 minutes before serving. If you have more time, assemble it the night before and keep it in a sealed container in the fridge.
To store: This shrimp salad recipe makes enough for 6 sandwiches. If you end up with extra filling, keep it in a sealed container in the fridge and eat it within 3 days.


Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 196mg | Sodium: 2350mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 1mg