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Shrimp Salad Sandwich Recipe

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This simple and fresh shrimp salad sandwich recipe is an everyday and weeknight twist on lobster rolls! These shrimp sandwiches are simple to make and are perfect for hot nights when only something cool will do. Made with basic ingredients, these sandwiches are light, bright, and also totally satisfying.

If you like this recipe for creamy shrimp salad, be sure to try my smoked salmon sandwich, tomato mozzarella panini, or crispy breaded pork sandwich next time.

Shrimp salad sandwich with a bite out of it

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

What You’ll Love About Shrimp Salad Sandwiches

  • Cold sandwich perfect for hot nights
  • Fresh and bright flavors
  • Made with simple ingredients
  • Just 10 minutes prep time
  • Easy to make-ahead


These cold shrimp sandwiches come together with basic ingredients:

  • Shrimp – Use raw and peeled shrimp with no tails for best flavor.
  • Celery – Celery adds great crunch. You could also use finely chopped radish.
  • Green onions – Adds mild onion flavor, but you can also use chives or even red onion if you prefer.
  • Mayonnaise – Use your favorite mayo.
  • Lemon – Use fresh lemon juice for best flavor.
  • Dill – Use dried dill for convenience or fresh dill if you have it. Use one tablespoon of fresh dill as dried herbs have more flavor.
  • Sea salt – Or swap it for old bay seasoning for extra flavor.
  • Hot dog buns – Brioche or sweet hot dog buns are a nice contrast in flavor.
  • Butter – The butter is use for toasting the buns, but can also be omitted if you prefer.

How to Make a Shrimp Salad Sandwich

Let me show you how easy this summer shrimp salad sandwich with dill comes together:

  • Cook shrimp. Boil shrimp in a large pot of water according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking and set aside. (Devein if necessary.)
  • Mix shrimp sandwich dressing. In a medium bowl, mix together celery, onions, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, and sea salt until smooth. Season with black pepper to taste if desired.
  • Mix shrimp salad. Roughly chop shrimp and add to dressing bowl. Toss with mayonnaise and chill in the fridge until it’s time to eat.
  • Toast buns. Preheat broiler or fry pan and spread butter on buns. Toast or broil just until lightly toasted.
Cold shrimp salad sandwich on a plate

Storage Instructions

Store shrimp salad in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

How to prep ahead

Make shrimp salad mixture 1-2 days in advance.

How to Serve Shrimp Sandwiches to the Whole Family

I get it, feeding kids can be tough! But following the Division of Responsibility and knowing your job and your child’s job makes it SO much more enjoyable. You’ll be able to feed your kids any meal, which will help ensure that they are eating a variety of nutritious foods – with plenty of play food sprinkled in. 😉

If you aren’t sure if your kids will like the shrimp salad for sandwiches, serve the components separately so they can decide if they want to put it on the sandwich, or leave it separate. (Also, sandwiches can be hard to eat for kids!)

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What to Serve with Shrimp Sandwiches

Serve these sandwiches with your favorite simple sides (raw veggies, potato chips, or a simple romaine lettuce salad anyone?!) or one of these easy sides:

More Easy Shrimp Recipes

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Shrimp salad sandwich with a bite out of it

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Recipe

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This simple and fresh shrimp salad sandwich recipe is an everyday and weeknight twist on lobster rolls. Perfect for hot summer nights. 


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  • 24 oz. raw shrimp
  • 1 stalk celery, minced
  • 3 green onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice (from 1 lemon juiced)
  • 1 tsp. dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 hot dog buns
  • 2 Tbsp. butter


  1. Cook shrimp according to package instructions.

  2.  While shrimp is cooking, mix together celery, onions (white part only) mayonnaise, lemon juice, dill, and sea salt in a medium bowl until smooth. 

  3. When shrimp is done cooking, roughly chop and add to bowl. Toss with mayonnaise and chill in the fridge until it’s time to eat.

  4. Preheat broiler. Spread a little butter on the hot dog buns and broil or a few minutes (1-2) to get them hot and a little toasty. Top with shrimp mixture and serve.


  • Use raw shrimp with no tails. 
  • Use Hawaiian roll (or sweet) hot dog buns, preferably with a split top. 

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