Are you looking for a delicious and healthy low-carb meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner? Look no further than this creamy shrimp salad with dill. This keto-friendly dish is not only easy to make but it’s also packed with flavor and nutrients. In this article, we’ll go over everything you need to know to make this tasty salad, including the ingredients, the steps to prepare it, and some tips for serving and storing.
What shrimp works best for shrimp salad?
I use precooked shrimp for this salad to cut out an extra step and decrease the amount of time needed to make this salad. Maybe it’s a shortcut, but it’s one I’m willing to take to spend less time in the kitchen on a busy day.
For shrimp salad, I like to use small to medium-bite-sized shrimp. An added bonus is that they are less expensive than larger shrimp.
If you can’t find small shrimp, you can still make shrimp salad. Simply slice the larger shrimp into bite-sized pieces. Some people prefer larger shrimp for their salad. If this is the case for you, leave them whole!
Regardless of the size, you will want to either purchase shrimp that has already been shelled and deveined or do this yourself before making the recipe. I’m not a fan of taking the extra time to do this, so I like to buy my shrimp already deveined and peeled.
What You Need to Make Creamy Shrimp Salad with Dill
This keto-friendly Creamy Shrimp Salad recipe is quick and easy to make but makes a meal shrimp aficionados will love! This shrimp salad contains no mayo but gets its creaminess from sour cream instead. This recipe may be part of a low-carb, keto, egg-free, or Atkins diet.
To make this creamy shrimp salad with dill, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon whole-grain dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
- ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (the more the spicier)
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
- ½ cup celery finely chopped
- ½ cup cucumber finely chopped
- ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
- 1 pound cooked small shrimp peeled and deveined
- extra fresh dill for garnish, if desired
How to Make Creamy Shrimp Salad with Dill
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the sour cream until smooth. While whisking vigorously, slowly stream in the lemon juice. Whisk in the garlic, mustard, dill, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Stir in the cooked shrimp, cucumber, and celery. Garnish with extra dill, if desired.
Place in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to serve. To serve, stir, taste, and adjust seasonings, and garnish with additional dill if desired.