Spicy Ranch Shrimp Rolls: A No Cook Summer Meal

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Make Spicy Ranch Shrimp Rolls when it's too hot to cook. Or when your kitchen is out of commission!

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Photo

Currently I feel like a lost soul without a kitchen.  We are having our kitchen renovated and that leaves me with a little make shift kitchen. It is a table covered in a plastic tablecloth and includes a microwave and coffee maker. 

While I am having a tough time with this, my 11 year old son looked on the brighter side.  He said, “Mom, this is great. I feel like we are living in a hotel. “

It definitely reminds me of a breakfast bar at the Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn Express but without the waffle maker. While there are no waffles to be made, the kids have adapted with frozen pancakes they have learned to microwave themselves.  And mom has adjusted also by making plenty of no cook dinners.

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Picture

If you remember, I am a big fan of frozen shrimp. Usually I buy the already cleaned uncooked shrimp but this time I went with the already cooked frozen version.  Shrimp are one of my favorite ingredients for a quick cooked meal but this time all I had to do was rinse the frozen shrimp in a colander with cool water.  I added a few other ingredients and the shrimp salad was ready to eat on a nice toasted roll. It couldn’t be easier than that.

I served these shrimp rolls with a side of crunchy potato chips because right now easier is better.  But   next time I would love to make them with a nice summer spinach salad. Even better, when I get my kitchen back, I would love to serve them on homemade poppy seed rolls

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Image

It’s fun to eat out when you don’t have a kitchen but it can get old after a while. These shrimp rolls were an easy alternative to a takeout meal too. They were whipped up in quicker time than I could get in the car and pick up a pizza.

Shrimp Salad Sandwich Recipe

  6 Servings


  • 1 pound Shrimp, cooked and cleaned
  • 1/2 cup chopped Celery
  • 1/3 cup Pickled Hot Peppers, like jalapeño, pepadew, or cherry peppers
  • 1/4 cup Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Light Ranch Salad Dressing, or more to your liking
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black Pepper, to taste
  • 6 Hot Dog Buns, toasted


  1. In a medium size bowl, mix together shrimp, celery, peppers, onion, and ranch dressing.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Assemble by dividing the mixture evenly and placing on the six rolls.
  4. Serve immediately.


Recipe can be made in advance. Make the shrimp salad and refrigerate. Do not toast rolls and assemble until ready to serve.

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Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.