Easy Shrimp Salad Recipe with Lettuce

For those who may not be in the know, a shrimp salad recipe is like a can of mixed nuts. Tossing the shrimp salad is like first opening the can of nuts. Once you’ve opened it, you’ll notice that all of the big nuts, the Brazil nuts, cashews and almonds, are on the top. The small nuts, peanuts and filberts, all fall to the bottom of the can.

They just slip between the cracks between the big nuts and there’s no way to prevent this from happening. Tossed shrimp salads act the same way. When you toss a shrimp salad with lots of garnishes, like diced veggies, beans, dried cranberries and, ironically, nuts, those small garnishes all find their way to the bottom of the bowl. That lettuce leave will all be on the top and it makes your shrimp salad hard to enjoy.

What to do though? Well, the solution isn’t in the bowl, its in your tossing technique, your shrimp salad tossing technique, that is. First throw your lettuce mix into a big bowl and sprinkle your add-ins on top. Next, pour your dressing around the bowl, not on top of the salad. If you pour the dressing onto the lettuce leaves it becomes difficult to distribute evenly through the salad.

Just pour it onto the interior of the bowl, around the shrimp salad. Now, using your hands, gloves are good, gently toss the shrimp salad through the dressing. Make sure everything is evenly coated with dressing, but don’t over toss the shrimp salad and bruise the leaves. No one likes a soggy shrimp salad with wilted leaves.

Now get your serving bowls ready. Looking at the shrimp salad, you’ll see that the lettuce is on top and all of your goodies are hidden underneath. No problem-o though. Simply pick up the dressed lettuce greens and evenly distribute them into the awaiting bowls. Now that you’ve uncovered all of the goodies hiding under the leaves, pick them up and evenly distribute them among the bowls as well.

Now all of the good stuff is on top and the lettuce is on the bottom, as you requested.

easy shrimp salad recipe with lettuce

Men! Do you think the kitchen is a female occupation? But once a year, you can sacrifice principles. Even if you do not distinguish dill from parsley, and the oven is worse for you than a fire-breathing dragon, try your hand at the kitchen!

And it does not matter if you never cooked anything harder than fried eggs. What you have prepared yourself, she will be delighted more than the most exquisite and expensive delicacy. Delicate and bright in composition, the shrimp salad recipe will decorate your holiday table or a romantic dinner.


  • Shrimps - 0.5 kg
  • Bay leaf - 2 pieces
  • Allspice - 5 pieces
  • Salt
  • Potatoes - 2
  • Carrots - 1 pc
  • Avocado - 1 pc
  • Egg - 2
  • Gelatin - 2 tsp
  • Water - 0.5 stack
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon
  • Lettuce

How to make Shrimp Salad

Kalyan Panja