Shrimp Salad Cocktail Bread

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Appetizers, Main Courses, Snacks
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When you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s essential to be armed with wholesome recipes that require minimal steps and ingredients. Easy yet tasty meals that fit into your busy schedule make it easier for you to stay on plan and fit healthy cooking into your routine. Take this simple Shrimp Salad Cocktail Bread for example; it’s nutritious, easy to prepare and absolutely delicious. Enjoy it as a scrumptious open-faced sandwich for lunch with a side of roasted veggies or garden salad. It also makes a fantastic fancy finger food and appetizer for your next dinner party.

The shrimp salad topping in this recipe is very versatile and can be incorporated into many different meals. Nix the bread and spoon it over your salads, nachos, pasta and tacos for a refreshing seafood supper. Or enjoy it solo as a stand-alone dish… it’s that good!

To make this delicious salad, get started by prepping and measuring out your ingredients. You will need 12 ounces of cooked, peeled and deveined shrimp, two tablespoons of chopped red onions, a quarter cup of light mayonnaise, 12 slices of rye cocktail bread and a half teaspoon each of Old Bay seasoning and dried dill. In a large bowl, mix together your shrimp, mayonnaise, red onion and spices to create your shrimp salad. Lay out the rye cocktail bread onto a serving plate and spoon the shrimp salad equally onto each slice. Enjoy three whole slices as one serving for less than 200 calories!

Helpful hint: If you like a little more texture and crunch, feel free to toast your rye cocktail bread before piling on your shrimp. This will keep the base sturdy and bring out the natural sweetness of the rye bread. This recipe is served cold. However, you can also throw your finished Shrimp Salad Cocktail Bread under the broiler for a minute or two if you’d like to warm it up a bit.

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One serving of this Shrimp Salad Cocktail Bread contains 194 calories and counts as one PowerFuel, half of a SmartCarb and one Extra on the Nutrisystem program. Take the time to log your seafood salad in the NuMi app and stay accountable with your food intake. NuMi is the best app for your weight loss efforts and fits perfectly into your Nutrisystem plan. 

Looking for more tasty meals featuring your favorite seafood? Check out these other delicious and nutritious shrimp recipes:

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 194

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb, 1 PowerFuel and 1 Extra


  • 12 oz. cooked shrimp
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. red onion, chopped
  • ½ tsp. Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ tsp. dried dill
  • 12 slices cocktail rye bread


  1. In a large bowl, mix together shrimp, mayonnaise, red onion, dill and Old Bay seasoning.
  2. Spoon shrimp salad on top of cocktail bread.
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