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Old-Fashioned Lemon Jello Shrimp Salad

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.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Refrigerate4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon jello shrimp salad, old-fashioned shrimp salad with lemon jello
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara


  • 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


  • Dissolve lemon Jell-O in the boiling water. Stir in salt and grated onion.
  • 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. 
  • Meanwhile, in a chilled mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream until firm. 
  • 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.
  • Add the drained tiny shrimp, green pepper and hard boiled eggs; stir until completely mixed.
  • Chill until set, approximately 3 to 4 hours. 
  • Serve with crackers or as a sandwich.