easy classic shrimp louie salad

Classic Shrimp Louie Salad

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This light and lovely recipe for the classic Shrimp Louie salad pairs shrimp, fresh veggies and hardboiled eggs with a tangy dressing on the side!


For the dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

For the salad

  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ pound medium to large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, either torn or use the small interior leaves
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, peeled and quartered


  1. Make the dressing by combining all dressing ingredients and letting them sit while you prepare the rest of the salad.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the Old Bay seasoning and the shrimp and cook until the shrimp are just done, about 3 minutes.  Scoop them out and put them in a mixing bowl filled with ice water so they stop cooking.
  3. Arrange the lettuce on two plates. Divide up the shrimp, tomatoes, cucumber and eggs.
  4. You can either toss the dressing with the ingredients or do like I do and serve it on the side.