Crab Salad Recipe {Creamy & Delicious}

Crab Salad Recipe {Creamy & Delicious}

This delicious cold Crab Salad Recipe is an easy-to-make recipe. Made with imitation crab and delicious flavors like lemon juice, fresh green pepper, green onions, mayonnaise, and spices for a full-flavored salad. This recipe is perfect as an appetizer, a snack, or stuffed into hoagie rolls for a delicious seafood sandwich.

crab salad

Crab Salad

With simple ingredients like salt, pepper, and dill, this refreshing cold and creamy crab salad is one that you’ll find yourself craving over and over. It’s a great holiday appetizer, a healthy lunch, or a snack.

What I Love About This Recipe

  • simple ingredients – I won’t send you all over town trying to find a rare spice. You probably have everything you’ll need right at home
  • cold and refreshing – this salad is best served cold
  • it’s so versatile – it can be an appetizer, a sandwich, or a snack
  • easy to make – make this all in one bowl and serve

crab salad recipe

FAQs

Make Ahead and Storage:

How far in advance can I make Crab Salad?

You can make this salad about 3 days in advance. Stir before serving to mix any juices that are not mixed in

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container and in the fridge for up to 3 days

What is Crab Salad Made Of?

Crab salad has many variations. Typically, crab salad has imitation crab meat, mayo, seasonings – like salt, pepper, dill, paprika and/or Old Bay seasoning, onion (red onion or green onions), celery, and lemon juice

How long is Crab Salad good for in the Fridge?

Crab salad when covered and stored in the refrigerator is good for about 3 days.

Do You put Boiled Eggs in Crab Salad?

You can add boiled eggs to crab salad. That is really a matter of what you prefer

Is Imitation Crab good for Weight Loss?

Imitation crab itself is low fat however, ingredients added to the imitation crab meat like mayonnaise can be high in calories

How do I Serve Crab Salad?

Serve crab salad over lettuce, or on crackers. Crab salad can also be spread on a hoagie roll or french bread to make crab salad sandwiches

Can I Substitute Real Crab Meat for Imitation Crab Meat?

Yes! If you find yourself with leftover crab meat, feel free to substitute it in just about any recipe that calls for imitation crab meat

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Tips and Tricks:

  • you can use low-fat mayonnaise if you want
  • fresh dill is the best in this crab salad, but you can use dried dill if needed but cut the measurement by 1/2

Add-Ins

  • cold shrimp
  • diced avocado
  • red onion
  • fresh broccoli
  • sweet peas
  • cucumber
  • red bell pepper

 

Are you ready to make this delicious cold salad? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • imitation crab – imitation crab is easy to cut and is an inexpensive way to get the flavor of real crab
  • green pepper – this provides a nice crunch and refreshing summer flavor
  • celery – another nice crunch and contrasting color for this salad
  • green onion – I prefer the mild taste of green onion in this salad as red onion can sometimes overtake a recipe
  • lemon juice – you can use fresh lemon juice or bottled lemon juice
  • salt and pepper – table salt and ground black pepper
  • dill – I used dried dill, but you can use fresh dill in its place
  • mayonnaise – this is what pulls this salad together and makes it so creamy

How do I make Crab Salad?

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix lemon juice, mayo, dill, salt, and pepper
  • add crab meat, celery, and green onion, and fold in
  • sprinkle more fresh dill on top and serve

More Cold Salad Recipes

Cold Shrimp Pasta Salad

Cold Spaghetti Salad 

Easy Greek Pasta Salad 

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Crab Salad Recipe {Creamy & Delicious}

This refreshing cold and creamy crab salad is great for holidays, snacks, or lunch

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 24 minute
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1&1/2 tsp. of dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1 lb. of imitation crab meat – I used leg-style imitation crab meat
  • 1/2 cup of diced green pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. of diced green onion
  • 1/2 cup of celery

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the lemon juice, mayonnaise, and spices
  • add crab meat, green pepper, and celery
  • fold in
  • top with fresh dill for garnish and more flavor

Notes

Make Ahead and Storage:

How far in advance can I make Crab Salad?

You can make this salad about 3 days in advance. Stir before serving to mix any juices that are not mixed in

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container and in the fridge for up to 3 days

What is Crab Salad Made Of?

Crab salad has many variations. Typically, crab salad has imitation crab meat, mayo, seasonings – like salt, pepper, dill, paprika and/or Old Bay seasoning, onion (red onion or green onions), celery, and lemon juice

How long is Crab Salad good for in the Fridge?

Crab salad when covered and stored in the refrigerator is good for about 3 days.

Do You put Boiled Eggs in Crab Salad?

You can add boiled eggs to crab salad. That is really a matter of what you prefer

Is Imitation Crab good for Weight Loss?

Imitation crab itself is low fat however, ingredients added to the imitation crab meat like mayonnaise can be high in calories

How do I Serve Crab Salad?

Serve crab salad over lettuce, or on crackers. Crab salad can also be spread on a hoagie roll or french bread to make crab salad sandwiches

Can I Substitute Real Crab Meat for Imitation Crab Meat?

Yes! If you find yourself with leftover crab meat, feel free to substitute it in just about any recipe that calls for imitation crab meat

 

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