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Crab Salad in a Bowl, a Sandwich, and in pasta

Easiest Crab Salad Recipe (3 ways to enjoy it)

This Crab Salad recipe is not only easy, it's versatile. It is the perfect base to make crab dip, crab macaroni salad, and crab salad sandwiches!
Course Salad
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword Crab Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 207kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Break imitation crab meat into small pieces with hands, or coarsely chop with a knife.
  • Finely chop the celery. This gives the crab salad a little crunch, but not too much.
  • Toss crab, celery, salt, and pepper together in a medium-sized bowl.
  • Stir in mayonnaise and lemon until crab is evenly coated.

For Crab Dip:

  • Chop the crab into smaller pieces and prepare as directed above. Serve with chips, club crackers, or Ritz crackers.

For Crab Pasta Salad:

  • Add 2-3 cups of cooked and cooled shaped pasta. Stir until well mixed

For Crab Salad Sandwiches/Sliders:

  • Place crab salad on Hawaiian-style rolls and serve!



Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 844mg | Potassium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 6.5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.5mg