French Shrimp Salad


A cool shrimp salad with asparagus and artichokes. Canned artichoke hearts are fine, but fresh cooked can be great.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus

  • ¾ pound cooked shrimp - peeled and deveined

  • cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 6 artichoke hearts, drained

  • 1 cup French dressing

  • 2 hard-cooked eggs, chopped

  • 6 sprigs fresh parsley


  1. Cook the asparagus in boiling salted water until tender. Remove and cool under cold water. Reserve six stalks and cut remaining asparagus into 1 inch pieces.

  2. Cook and clean shrimp. Again reserve the best six and dice the remainder. In a bowl, combine shrimp and asparagus, mix gently with mayonnaise and lemon juice.

  3. In a separate bowl, marinate the artichoke hearts in 1 cup French dressing.

  4. Place shrimp and asparagus in an attractive shallow bowl. Garnish with sieved egg and arrange reserved asparagus on top to resemble the spokes of a wheel.

  5. Drain the artichoke bottoms and garnish each with a dollop of mayonnaise, 1 whole shrimp and 1 parsley sprig. Arrange them around the salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

423 Calories
33g Fat
14g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 423
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Sodium 690mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 46mg 229%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 437mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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