Basil Shrimp Salad

Prep: 20 min.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living Cooking School

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  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 pounds peeled, large cooked shrimp, deveined
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • Garnishes: lemon wedges, fresh basil sprigs


  1. Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.
  2. Stir together shrimp, celery, green onions, and mayonnaise mixture. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Garnish, if desired.
  3. Marian's tip: Prepare extra basil mayonnaise (the first four ingredients in Basil Shrimp Salad), and use it as a spread for the ultimate bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich.
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