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Shrimp potato salad {Ensalada de papas con camarones}

Easy recipe for a Latin/Ecuadorian style shrimp potato salad made with shrimp, potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic and mayonnaise.

Shrimp potato salad recipe

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This is a shrimp potato salad that my friend Mafi made a few years ago in Austin when she invited us for dinner. She told us this was a typical salad from Guayaquil (Ecuador), but I had never had it before, and was impressed by the simplicity and the flavor in this potato salad variation. Who doesn’t love a good potato salad? But add carrots, just barely boiled plus some delicious shrimp, and you have a great combination.

Ecuadorian potato salad with shrimp and carrots - easy recipe

Mafi’s original shrimp potato salad didn’t have any garlic ,but I added some to give it a little extra kick –  for some reason this week I’ve been adding garlic to almost everything. You can add a lot of additional ingredients to this salad: olives, celery, eggs, diced avocado, a bit of lime juice, etc and it would be great, but at the same time it is just really good as is. So, enjoy and gracias Mafi for this wonderful recipe. This salad is also great as a side dish for picnics.

Potato salad with shrimp
Potato salad with shrimp - Ecuadorian recipe

Shrimp potato salad {Ensalada de papas con camarones}

Latin/Ecuadorian style shrimp potato salad made with shrimp, potatoes, carrots, onion, garlic and mayonnaise.
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Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Ecuadorian, Latin
Keyword: Ecuadorian potato salad, Shrimp potato salad
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Author: Layla Pujol


  • 4 cups of boiled and diced potatoes about 4-5 medium sized potatoes
  • 2 ½ cups cooked shrimp about 1 lb
  • 2 cups boiled and diced carrots about 6-7 medium sized carrots
  • 7 tbs mayonnaise
  • 2 tbs finely chopped white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves , crushed – optional and feel free to adjust to your taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbs finely minced parsley

Optional garnishes:

  • Lettuce leaves and sliced tomatoes
  • Avocado slices


  • Mix all of the ingredients together.
  • Sprinkle parsley on top and serve with lettuce and tomato slices.


Shrimp potato salad
Shrimp potato salad
Shrimp potato salad
Shrimp potato salad

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  1. I love this salad, I tried it at a Ecuadorian restaurant in Los Angeles several years ago. I actually use the carrot/peas frozen mix sold in the frozen section of the grocery store. I use cilantro not parsley and I also use about 1 tablespoon of basil. The basil gives the salad great flavor.

  2. Love your page. I can’t believe that I found it. I left Ecuador when I was ten years old and my gradmother use to make this salad, but instead of carrots she add it apples- it was just divine. You should try it.
    Thanks for the great work and an inspiration to me and other ecuadorians.

  3. I am so excited to have found your webpage. I have been trying to find Ecuadorian recipes online, (I live abroad now) but all the ones I have found until now do not seem like the typical ones…
    I am from Guayaquil and my mom used to make this salad but instead of shrimp she used lobster and of course homemade mayonnaise.
    It´s great that you are posting all these recipes with the pictures, I will try some.

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