Crab Salad Delicious
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This crab salad is a tasty seafood salad made with imitation crab meat, celery, green onions, mayonnaise, and Old Bay seasoning.

Delicious served with crackers or put into buns for a low-cost take on lobster rolls!

Why Is This Recipe So Delicious?

Crab Salad Easy
Food: Crab Salad (Source: Sweet and Savory Meals)
  • It’s incredibly simple to make and requires no cooking. Perfect for those hot summer days when you don’t want to be in the kitchen!
  • Serve it as a side dish or as a whole meal! For a quick crab roll, I like it on lettuce wraps, buttery crackers, or hot-dog-style buns. It’s filling but not too heavy.
  • Any leftovers make a delicious lunch or snack the following day! Keep the crab salad refrigerated in an airtight container. It will keep for three days.

Important Ingredients For Crab With Salad

Krab Meat (Imitation Crab Meat) – In most regions, imitation crab is a cheaper alternative to the real crab that is available all year.

When I say “cost-effective,” I mean it: imitation crab costs around $6 per pound, whereas real crab meat costs around $25 per pound.

The imitation crab doesn’t have any crab meat in it. To simulate the taste and texture of real crab, it’s usually produced with a combination of white fish, egg whites, sugar, and starches.

Old Bay Seasoning –  is a mix of pepper, paprika, and celery salt that has been used for generations. It goes well with just about anything, but it’s especially fantastic with seafood! To acquire the correct flavor, add more or less than 1 teaspoon to your crab salad.

Chef’s Advice

  • To avoid huge bits of celery and green onion in each bite, finely chop them. Because their flavors can be rather powerful, smaller portions help to keep everything in harmony.
  • Why not serve your crab salad on a hot dog bun? To begin, lightly toast the bun. You can also lightly butter it if you want. It has a wonderful flavor and texture that goes well with the chilled creamy crab salad.
  • It can set out for up to 2 hours before needing to be chilled if you’re taking it to an indoor shower or potluck. When the temperature outside is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it can only be left out for one hour before it needs to be refrigerated. Watch the time!

Salad with Crab

15-minute prep time
0 minutes to cook
15 minutes total

This crab salad has a lot of flavors thanks to imitation crabmeat, celery, green onions, mayonnaise, and Old Bay spice. Delicious served with crackers or put into buns for a low-cost take on lobster rolls!

Ingredients For Crab With Salad

  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat flaked
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions approximately 2 green onions
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • a squeeze fresh lemon juice plus wedges for serving
  • crackers or hot-dog-style buns for serving


Crab Salad
Food: Crab Salad (Source: Sweet and Savory Meals)
  • Large bowl
  • Large spoon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Gently whisk until everything is well combined.
  2. Serve right now, or chill until ready to eat. Before serving, give it another stir. Serve with crackers or buns and lemon wedges on the side.


  • Make it Keto-friendly by substituting genuine crab meat with fake crab. Serve with lettuce wraps, avocados, or cucumber slices.

This recipe serves around 4 people. The nutritional values displayed are for one serving. The macros may differ slightly based on the ingredient brands utilized.

Prepare the recipe as directed, then weigh the completed product to calculate the size of one serving. Divide the total weight (excluding the weight of the salad container) by four. The weight of one serving will be the result.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 308kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 1259mg, Potassium: 52mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 133IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 17mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 19g