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Shrimp Salad Pita


Pita bread is excellent for ingredients that might fall out of a traditional sandwich, like this shrimp salad made with lemon zest, capers, dill, and mayo.

  • Yield: Makes 12

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2000


  • 2 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 pounds small shrimp, in their shells
  • 6 tablespoons capers, drained
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped dill
  • 1 package pita bread (6 pitas)
  • 12 leaves Boston lettuce
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, thinly sliced


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice and water. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add 2 teaspoons salt and the shrimp, and cook until bright red and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer shrimp to ice bath, and let cool. Drain and pat dry.

  2. Peel shrimp, and place in a large bowl. Add capers, lemon zest, and mayonnaise, and stir to combine. Add remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt, the pepper, and dill. Refrigerate shrimp salad until ready to use.

  3. Slice pitas in half and open, being careful not to rip the bottom. Fill with shrimp salad, lettuce, and cucumber slices.

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