I love this shrimp salad! Shrimp is soft and almost gelatinous – super easy to eat. Really delicious too. 

I practically lived on this dish after my surgery as it is an excellent texture as a first puree food when the shrimp salad is processed into a little finer spread.

This is also a great appetizer or party food when served with cucumber rounds; just leave the shrimp a little chunkier for texture.  My original version called for all mayo, but recent popularity in Greek yogurt has slimmed this down and improved on the original.

Place a big scoop in the hollow of a ripe avocado! The. Best. Summer. Lunch. Ever!


Maryland Shrimp Salad or Spread for Bariatric Eating


Maryland Shrimp Spread & Salad, for new and old post ops alike!
  • 1 tablespoon Hellmann's Reduced Fat mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Fage plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 scallions minced
  • small stalk celery, minced
  • ½ teaspoon Seafood Seasoning OR TO YOUR TASTE - Old Bay, Phillips, there are many brands
  • 1 pound cooked shrimp - or 1 pound raw cleaned shrimp sauteed in 1 teaspoon olive oil until just cooked through
  1. Place mayonnaise, yogurt, scallions, celery seasoning and shrimp in a medium bowl - fold until well blended and chill.
  2. To make shrimp spread, place the shrimp salad in the food processor and pulse until ground but still has some texture or pulse a few more times to use as a puree - transfer to small bowl.

Watch to see just how simple this is!


Maryland Shrimp Salad or Spread for Bariatric Eating


Maryland Shrimp Salad or Spread for Bariatric Eating

14 thoughts on “Maryland Shrimp Salad, for new and old post ops alike!

  1. Bobrik says:

    She is 100% correct. I am 7 years post-RNY and it was so easy once I got past 6 weeks post-op. I exisecred daily, faithfully drank my water and followed the plan. I really had no choice. But as time wore on, my pouch could tolerate more (even though I still get dumping syndrome, thankfully). After about 3 years, I hit a plateau and began to gain. I became very conscious of what I was eating again and managed to lose 30 lbs in the past year and am back down to where my lowest was again! The tool makes it a little easier to diet than the normal person this many years out, but not the advantage it was when I was a newbie.My advice is to really avoid your trigger foods at all costs. Don’t look back at them. I won’t even LOOK at a certain ice cream at the store seriously!

  2. crystal says:

    I would like to see nutritional information as well. I had the surgery 10 years ago and lost over 80 pounds and at one time over 100 pounds. I hated the protein drinks. I know I don’t get enough protein. I am going to follow you and see if I can pick up some tips here. I would like to lose another 50 pounds. thank you.

    • Debbie Priester-Grimes says:

      I make my chicken salad with yogurt and I add touch of cinnamon along with nuts celery,sometimes some apple cut in it

        • Karen says:

          I do too, Robyn. I add mild curry, water chestnuts, cashews, celery, green onions (scallions), and either pineapple tidbits or fresh mango when I make it in the summer. It is so good!

  3. Christie D Anderson says:

    As a MD girl and pescatarian, I can’t wait to make this. I’m 4 days post op and I don’t really have a craving, but want a change up in protein sources!

    • Suzanne Shaw says:

      The servings would vary a great deal based on how you chop the shrimp and what stage you are post-op. It’s best to remember to eat small bites and to take your time to eat it so you can stop when you are satisfied but not full.

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