Tarragon Shrimp Salad

Tarragon Shrimp Salad

When you’re looking for a light, fresh dip or side dish during a warm summer picnic, the Tarragon Shrimp Salad is your best bet. This shrimp salad uses a light base of mayonnaise and sour cream with delicious shrimp making up the base of the dish. Old Bay and Cajun seasonings bring a little bit of down-home Cajun flavor to the dish, adding plenty of savory flavor without making it feel too heavy. Add a little celery for crunch and serve it on your favorite brand of club crackers for the best taste.


  • 2 pounds large shrimp, steamed, peeled and deveined, and chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup regular or reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup regular or reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh tarragon leaves, chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • Crackers, for serving


Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve. When ready to serve, place a lettuce leaf on each salad plate. Top with a scoop of the shrimp salad and serve with the crackers.

Makes 4 main dish or 6-8 side dish servings.

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