I lighten up this shrimp salad with a mix of Greek yogurt and light mayo and serve on cucumber slices for the perfect party appetizer.
Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices
Classic shrimp salad is so easy to make and ideal for when it’s hot outside. If you buy cooked shrimp, you don’t have to heat up your kitchen; plus, it saves time. Topping cucumber slices with shrimp salad is a simple low-carb appetizer that is sure to impress. This salad also makes for a yummy snack or lunch if served on bread or over mixed greens. For some other variations, try my Creamy Shrimp and Celery Salad and Zesty Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad.
I always keep Greek yogurt on hand to lighten up recipes that require mayonnaise. I combined the mayo with the Greek yogurt to reduce the fat and calories. The results were creamy and delicious!
How to Serve Shrimp Salad
Shrimp salad served on cucumber rounds makes the best appetizer, but it would also work on endive slices or crackers. If you’d like to make more of a meal out of this shrimp salad, serve it over lettuce with some cucumber, tomatoes, and avocado for extra veggies. It would also be great as a sandwich on some whole-grain bread.
Can I make this shrimp salad in advance?
You could make this shrimp salad a day ahead of your event. It’s really best to eat seafood right away for freshness, but the shrimp will keep for up to three days in the refrigerator.
Shrimp Salad Variations & Tips:
- Add fresh dill to the shrimp salad.
- If you don’t have adobo seasoning or seasoning salt, use Old Bay seasoning or a mix of garlic powder, onion powder, and salt.
- This recipe yields about 1 pound of salad without the cucumbers.
- Buy fresh or frozen cooked shrimp to save time.
How To Make Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices
More Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love:
- Air Fryer Fried Shrimp Sandwich with Tartar Sauce
- Spicy Thai Shrimp Salad
- Harissa Shrimp and Chickpeas
- Lemon-Chili Shrimp Quinoa Bowls
- Buffalo Shrimp Lettuce Wraps
Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices
- 3/4 lb cooked shrimp, peeled (weight after peeled)
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 tbsp red onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp light mayonnaise, I used Hellmann's, check label for Keto
- 1 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt, full fat for Keto
- Seasoning salt or adobo seasoning
- salt and fresh ground pepper
- 30 thin slices cucumber, about 1 large
- chopped chives for garnish
- Combine shrimp, celery, onion, mayonnaise, yogurt, and season to taste with seasoning salt or adobo and pepper.
- Arrange cucumbers on a platter, season with salt and top each slice with a heaping tablespoon of shrimp salad.
- Top with chopped chives for garnish.
63 comments on “Shrimp Salad on Cucumber Slices”
Just made this for Thanksgiving appetizers!! Added a little dill and didn’t use any seasonings – can’t wait to serve them. Thanks Gina.
Made this for lunch today to use up some leftover shrimp cocktail from Costco and it was awesome. I served it over mixed greens and put the cucumber slices and a sliced hard boiled eggs, tomatoes around th edge of the plate and put the shrimp salad in the middle. Finished it off with some fresh dill and chives sprinkled on top. It looked really pretty and colorful 🙂 Thanks Gina!
I made these for my daughter’s baby shower, exactly to your recipe. They were a huge success! There were a lot of “oohs and ahhhs” and they disappeared very quickly. Thank you!
So i used your recipe as inspiration for my leftover shrimp. I bought 3 lbs because it was on sale, all 5 kids loved it, as did the adults.. however, it still was too much to eat at one sitting especially with the tip sirloins…soo. i took the 1 – 1 1/2 lbs of leftover precooked large shrimp and did the following (not as lean of a recipe as yours, but nonetheless useful and super tasty with what i had on hand):
1-1 1/2 lb. Precooked jumbo shrimp, diced. (Obviously, peeled, cleaned, deveined and PRE-COOKED)
1 Small celery bunch – with leaves – chopped (bite size / small) – (the leaves give so much more flavor – use them as often as possible)!
1/2 white onion (chopped)
1/2 fresh large / heirloom size (or sreak size) tomato
1/2 – 1 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 – 1/2 cup horseradish sauce
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1 – 1 1/2 tbsp. Dried dill
1 Handful of chopped cilantro
Fresh ground salt & pepper to taste… and serve however you like.
**squeezed fresh lemon over the top and put on a bed of lettuce is how i liked it
This is not your blog. It’s rude to list your recipe, especially since it’s not even a light recipe, which is what we all come here for. Wow
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I made this for a light supper but am trying to figure out what to make for a side. I have some fresh strawberries and blueberries..but thought I might want one other light dish.any ideas?
How do you keep the shrimp mixture from falling off the cucumber slices? Would it be better to cut the slices thicker and hollow out slightly before “filling?”
I try making this for a healthy snack for the kids and friends to enjoy.
I am going to try these for a summer "sailor lady "picnic
can you just use all yogurt without the mayo?
What does the yogurt do for this dish. Is there a good substitute or can I go without the yogurt?
These are delicious! I brought as an appetizer to a dinner party. Everyone loved it. I did add a little chopped cilantro mainly for a little fleck of color and because I had it on hand. Just finished the last little bit for lunch. Definitely a keeper recipe. Thank you!! —sbe
YUMM!! I didnt use mayo, used more fat free greek yogurt instead and also added dill and a lil lemon juice.
I made this for xmas eve. I did not think that there really was much flavor to it and everyone else did not care for it:(
Ok, this is one of two recipes that I am going to try for xmas eve. I have the shrimp salad already made and in the fridge so, all I have to do is cut up the cucumbers and put the shrimp salad on them. I am also going to put the cucumbers on pumpernickel cocktail bread, instead. The other is the buffalo chicken dip. So, here's to seeing what happens.
Made this tonight, and we're obsessed! Even had some just with lettuce in a salad. It's light and delicious. If I could post a photo on here, I would because it looked beautiful as well. Each one of your recipes that I try makes me love this website more and more. Thank you!
I made this for company last night and OMG it was delicious. We all loved it. Will be making this again. Thanks for another great recipe. You rock!
Delish! I added some fresh dill to it too!
I recently made these for a summer picnic and they were a HUGE hit! I thought I had some mayo on hand but did not so I ended up using all greek yogurt and it still turned out fantastic. Thank you so much for this clever recipe!
Such a blessing to find your site thank you!
hmm I need a light appt to go with a white wine for a wine tasting party this weekend and I think I've found it!!! Awesome!
Looks delish and will made them for a party. How many can I eat before I must start the point counting? One equals 0 points, what about 3,4 or 5?
Thanks Gina! I made this last night for lunches today and couldn't find Goya Adobo so I used Lawry's Seasoned Salt – perfect. Delicious and so easy! I bought salad shrimp at the meat market and the tiny shrimps were just perfect!
How does this work out to be 0 points plus? Am I reading it incorrectly?
I made this last weekend for a dinner party & it was a big hit! Everyone loved it. I didn't have Goya Adobo, but I subsituted with garlic powder/salt/pepper. It still came out great. Thanks.
Adobo is a latin seasoning that usually has cumin, garlic powder, salt, black pepper and turmeric.
This looks so good. Am going to try it this weekend at a dinner party I am going to. Hate to sound dumb….but I am not familiar with Goya Adobo…what is it?
Gina! This dish is fantastic! After several bites I had to stop and remind myself this dish was for a potluck! I'm recommending your site to all my friends!!!Gina! This dish is fantastic! After several bites I had to stop and remind myself this dish was for a potluck! I'm recommending your site to all my friends!!!
Can this be made a day ahead?
Made it and it was GREAT! Added a little lemon pepper to it. Big hit at camping this year. Keep those recipes a coming!
I made this for July 4th and it was awesome.
This recipe was great. I made it as an appetizer to my July 4th BBQ. It went over very well with my guests many saying it was filling but not heavy. Thanks, Gina.
These were simply fantastic! I used Old Bay Seasoning instead of the Goya Adobo and that worked great. Will make these again and again.
This was DELICIOUS! Made it for my family, and they all loved it.
Not at all, add a little salt, garlic powder and onion powder instead!
This looks so great! Question: if I do not want to buy the goya adoba, will it throw off the recipe by a lot? Is there a different spice that I might have in my cabinet that I can substitute?
YUMMMMMM!!!!!! Thanks again for another winner Gina 🙂
I made this with chicken instead of shrimp, and used the seasoning salt. It was super yummy. I like to add red grapes to my chicken salad but I didn't have any so I added about 2/3 of a packed of splenda and it was SO good.
Thanks for the recipe! 🙂
These really are addictive! Love the lightness of the cucumber 🙂
Just found your site and just made these. They are divine. No one would know they are light. The yogurt makes it taste real. In fact, my husband who can sniff out a "light" recipe in a heartbeat was popping them. He said, "those are addictive." The only problem with this recipe is that it made me think I am at the beach and then I wanted a margarita!!!
Planning my Annual July 4th BBQ and this has just made the list.
Your site is amazing! This is probably the fifth recipe I tried and it was phenom! I keep putting them in my recipe book! amazing!!!!
this was delicious, as are ALL of your recipes…you never disappoint!
I did make a few changes, because of what I had on hand….I subbed the celery for green pepper, yellow onion for red and the bread for arnold rounds ( 1pt for a whole round) I also added a squeeze of lemon juice. The adobo is pretty salty on its own, so I also omitted the salt altogether. I think this would make an awesome wrap as well, just cube up the cukes and add some lettuce!
OMG!!! I just made these are they are super yummy. I love them so refreshing too.
Wow, this looks soo great!
I think it could really be a great appetizer
In my family we love seafood so this can be great for us!
Do you recommend using another vegetable instead of cucumbers?
This site is great. This is very refreshing! Such a great lunch. Would also be wonderful served on endive instead of cucumbers if you wish.This looks delicious!
This looks amazing! It looks so fresh and perfect for the end of summer! I will be trying this recipe very soon:) thanks
What a delicious looking dish. Adding this to the menu right away.
This is very refreshing! Such a great lunch. Would also be wonderful served on endive instead of cucumbers if you wish.
Sounds delicious and refreshing. This would be a big hit at our house.
Ooo! I have some canned, tiny shrimp that I'm going to try this on!
I love shrimp dishes. I can't wait to try this!
I love this idea : thanks may be used for my daughter's birthday diner.
Thank you so much for your blog–I'm just a couple of weeks in and it's already saved me on so many nights when I've wanted to do takeout! I LOVE that you write what the serving size is right at the top of the recipe–the recipes on the WW site don't do this and it drives me crazy trying to do the mental math to see how much food it will actually be when I'm browsing. Thank you!
Healthy and delicious! I gotta try this.
What a very elegant party snack! Love the flavors!
Gina, this sounds fantastic!
GENIUS! Totally stealing this concept!
This looks delicious!