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Keto Shrimp Salad with Dill & Cucumber

5 from 8 votes

Cucumber and dill are the superhero combination in this recipe that turn this keto Shrimp Salad into something spectacular! Read on and I, Chef Jenn, will show you all my tips and tricks to make this the most amazing keto shrimp salad out there!

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I love salads like this for lunch, for dinner, or just for a quick snack. Loaded with protein and an easy fix, you can add some protein and serious flavor to your day with this stunning healthy shrimp salad with dill and cucumber.

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What You Need

  • Cooked shrimp
  • Greek yogurt
  • Cucumber
  • Dill – fresh is best!
  • Salt and pepper
  • Lemon

What Kind of Shrimp Should You Use?

Little tiny salad shrimp are the star of this dish, and they can be found just about anywhere you buy shrimp. They’re often sold frozen, so make sure you run them under cold water until thawed and let them drip dry for a while so your salad isn’t too runny.

You can also use bigger shrimp – just make sure they’re cooked, peeled and deveined before using them.

Cooked and frozen shrimp work just fine in this shrimp salad recipe.

What Kind of Cucumber Should I Use

I’m a HUGE fan of English cucumbers. They are wholly edible, skin and all, and the added green from the skin adds such a lovely color to salads like this.

Plus, you don’t have to remove the seeds, so they’re perfect for dishes like this keto seafood salad.

Preparation

  1. Shred the cucumber with a cheese grater and squeeze it very dry with your hands.
  2. Gently press the shrimp between a few folds of paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
  3. Mix everything together, season, and serve!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Make sure you squeeze ALL the water from the cucumber. You don’t want a soggy salad!
  • Be gentle with the shrimp – you don’t want to mangle them.
  • You can use a combination of sour cream and mayo if you don’t have any Greek yogurt.
  • Fresh dill is best in this recipe, but if all you have is dried then use about 1 tsp.
  • Don’t forget the fresh lemon juice – it adds lovely flavor to this dish. You can add lime juice if you don’t have any lemons.

How To Serve This Salad

Here are some of my favorite ways for serving this delish keto Shrimp Salad with Dill & Cucumber.

  • In a lettuce cup rolled up like a wrap
  • On top of cucumber slices for a fancier presentation
  • On a chaffle to make a shrimp salad sandwich
  • With keto crackers
  • Inside an avocado bowl
  • On top of salad greens
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Storage Tips

This creamy shrimp salad recipe is perfect when eaten right away, and it’ll keep in the fridge for a few hours. Beyond that, it starts to get runny and lose texture.

Can This Recipe be Made Ahead of Time?

Not really. If you make it too soon, the shrimp and cucumber will give off more liquid causing the salad to get runny.

You can however, thaw the shrimp, chop the dill, and squeeze the lemon ahead of time.

How many carbs are in keto shrimp salad?

This shrimp salad with dill and cucumber has 3 net carbs per hearty serving, making it a great pick for keto and low-carb diets.

Are shrimp keto?

Yes! Shrimp are a great pick on a keto diet. They’re high in protein and low in carbs with just 1 carb per 3 ounces of cooked shrimp.

I don’t have Greek yogurt, what do I do?

You can use a combination of sour cream and mayonnaise to get a similar creamy and tangy flavor.

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Step By Step Process

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5 from 8 votes

Keto Shrimp Salad with Dill & Cucumber

Perfect all-year long, this Keto Shrimp Salad with Dill comes together in a snap!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber, dill, greek, greek yogurt, keto, salad, shrimp, yogurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 124kcal
Author Chef Jenn

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound salad shrimp thawed
  • 1/2 cup shredded cucumber squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Thaw and lightly dry the shrimp with clean paper towels.
  • Shred the cucumber and using your clean hands, squeeze it dry.
  • Combine the shrimp, cucumber, Greek yogurt, dill, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix well to combine, and season with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 401mg | Sugar: 1g | Net Carbohydrates: 3g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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8 thoughts on “Keto Shrimp Salad with Dill & Cucumber”

  1. 5 stars
    Such a smooth and tasty dish; enjoyed this for lunch this afternoon and it does not disappoint! So light and refreshing; easily, a new favorite!

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  2. 5 stars
    Such a refreshing shrimp salad! I love how easily it comes together and all those flavors in the Greek yogurt coating. Yum!

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  3. 5 stars
    I rarely make a salad with shrimps, but I am in love with your recipe. It sounds refreshing and appetizing. I am going to make it soon. 🙂

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  4. 5 stars
    Love that this is made with just real simple ingredients! Definitely want to try this for a quick summer dinner!

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  5. 5 stars
    I love the idea of using Greek Yogurt instead of mayo/sour cream for a great update on a classic. My mom used to make this all summer long and it’s one of my favorites but I don’t use much mayo – always have Greek yogurt on hand though – delish!

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