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Old-Fashioned Lemon Jello Shrimp Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins

This Lemon Jello Shrimp salad is definitely a vintage recipe. It is a perfect dish for a church pitch-in, bridal shower, or family picnic.

Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon jello shrimp salad, old-fashioned shrimp salad with lemon jello
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara
  • 1 (3 oz.) package Lemon Jell-O
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. pimento cheese spread
  • 4 oz. can tiny shrimp, well drained
  • 1 Tablespoon green pepper, chopped finely
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  1. Dissolve lemon Jell-O in the boiling water. Stir in salt and grated onion.

  2. Put the lemon Jell-O mixture into the refrigerator until it begins to set, approximately 15 minutes.  If you turn the bowl, and the Jell-O moves as one glob, it is ready. 

  3. Meanwhile, in a chilled mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until firm. 

  4. Once the Jell-O is set, add whipped cream, mayonnaise and pimento cheese spread.  Beat on low until just incorporated. Be sure not to over beat so that you don't break the heavy cream.

  5. Add the drained tiny shrimp, green pepper and hard boiled eggs; stir until completely mixed.

  6. Chill until set, approximately 3 to 4 hours. 

  7. Serve with crackers or as a sandwich.