Crab Salad

Crab Salad

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I stumbled upon a one-of-a-kind salad that left me pleasantly surprised while searching for a quick lunchtime treat. I couldn’t help but notice how the Crab salad boasts a nutritional profile and a treasure trove of nutrients. This makes it the perfect protein-packed companion for my seafood-loving family, friends, and myself. Featuring a delightful medley of vegetables, herbs, and imitation crab, this Crab Salad is a cost-effective way to enjoy classic seafood flavors in a refreshing lunchtime salad.

The Crab Salad recipe is versatile enough to be served over a bed of crisp lettuce, sandwiched between hoagie rolls, mixed into a creamy pasta salad, or paired with crackers. A must-try for those blistering summer days, this Crab Salad is a perfect side dish that comes together in less than 10 minutes.

Craving for new lunch options? Why not pair this Crab Salad with a serving of Greek Pasta Salad or Turkey pinwheels for a truly mouth-watering experience? Go ahead and give this fantastic and affordable summer Crab Salad recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you for it!

Why Would You Like the Crab Salad?

  • The crab salad is so easy to make, salty, and perfectly tangy with the right amount of crunch.
  • This perfect summer salad is the best of all your summer get-togethers.
  • The Crab salad is very healthy as it carries long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids.
  • It is rich in minerals and vitamins and low in fats, preventing heart disease and assisting brain development.
  • The crab dish is a blend of healthy ingredients.
  • You can easily store the Salad in the fridge for up to 2 days.   

Ingredients For Crab Salad

  • 3 pieces of cucumbers
  • 1 1/2 bell peppers
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pack of crab sticks
  • 1 can of corn
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Slat and pepper as per taste

Ingredients Notes

Canned Corn: You must use canned corn that gives perfect sweetness to the Salad and complements all ingredients.

English Cucumber: Cucumbers make Salad juicy, refreshing, and perfectly light. English cucumbers are seedless, and most of them have tiny seeds. It gives perfect tenderness to the recipe that you want in a salad.

Crab Meat: Crab meat is the star ingredient in the recipe. You can use natural or imitation crab meat; it is up to your preference.

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Bell Pepper: Bell pepper gives a beautiful look to the recipe. It gives the beautiful summer colors to the salad.

Seasonings: You can add kosher salt and black pepper to your taste. 

Garlic: Most people don’t like the taste of garlic, but it is the savory ingredient in the recipe and gives a fantastic taste.

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How to Make the Crab Salad?

Step 1: Cutting and Making

  • Take the English cucumbers, and cut them into bite-size finely.
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  • Take a large bowl, add these cucumbers into the bowl, and also add 1 can of boiled corn into the bowl. Mix them well.
  • Take a crab stick and cut it into tiny and thin slices.
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  • Add them to the bowl.
  • Take 1 bell pepper, remove the seeds, and cut it into small pieces.
  • Add these pieces and three minced garlic into the bowl.
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  • Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil into the Salad. Sprinkle black pepper and salt as per your taste and mix them well.
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Step 2: Serving and Storing

  • If you make the Salad early, store all ingredients in a container until ready to serve.
  • You must wrap the container and place it into the fridge until seasoning and dressing.
  • You can store it in the fridge for up to 4 hours.
  • You must serve the Salad immediately after seasoning and dressing for the best flavor.

Expert’s Tips to Make the Best Crab Salad:

  • Use imitation crab flakes for time-saving because they are already available in bite-sized.
  • You can store the Salad in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Add other ingredients like diced Cucumber or other seafood.
  • You can add other herbs and veggies like fresh dill, chopped bell pepper, Cucumber, and green onions.
  • You can use low-fat Mayonnaise to make it creamy and Greek Yogurt to substitute for the source cream.
  • Fight shies of using a hefty dressing that makes Salad fluffy.
  • Make sure to use red onions, and you must chop them finely.  

How to Store Crab Salad?

  • Store it in the fridge to keep the Salad fresh for as long as possible.
  • You can store it for up to 2 days.
  • If you want to serve it earlier, keep it in the fridge for 4 hours for the best results.
  • Put the Salad leftovers in a container with the lid.
  • The container must be tight enough and sealed.
  • It keeps its freshness and taste.  

How to Freeze Crab Salad?

  • Make a salad for earlier use.
  • You can store it in the fridge with a tight lid container for 2 days. However, remove the salad dressing because the English Cucumber will become watery and softer after removing it; place the Crab salad into the fridge.
  • Remember that you can store it only for 2 days; otherwise, it will lose its taste and freshness afterward.

Reheating instructions

  • When storing the Salad in the fridge for later use, the microwave oven is the only appropriate option for reheating the Salad.
  • Remove the container from the fridge, wrap it with foil paper, and reheat it in the microwave for 1 minute.
  • Microwaves hold onto the maximum flavor and the perfect texture.
  • You can also let it stand at room temperature for approximately 15 minutes before removing it from the fridge.

Alternative Ingredients you may try for variation

  • To make it savory, add fresh lime juice to the Salad.
  • You can add Dijon mustard to the Mayonnaise to make it tangier.
  • Add onion, garlic, or bay seasoning if you like spices.
  • You can add more seafood to the Salad.
  • Stalk celery makes the salad look ravishing.
  • Fresh chives finely chopped will add a good garnishing.
  • Prepared Vegan Mayonnaise will make the salad creamy and more delicious.
  • Sour cream will add a creamy texture to the recipe.
  • You can serve it with Toasted hot dog rolls and Bibb lettuce leaves.

Alternative Recipes

Salad is a reviving dish that lights up your main summer dishes. You can use the crab salad as a side dish or pair it with different dishes. Here we have some serving suggestions:

You can make the following recipes as an alternative to the crab salad;

Crab Salad

Best Crab Salad Recipe

Muhammad Kashif
Looking for a delicious salad to enjoy this season? Give this crab salad a try! Packed with tasty crab meat and fresh veggies, it's an easy and nutritious dish perfect for every occassion.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 8 persons


  • 3 pieces medium cucumbers
  • bell peppers
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pack of crab sticks
  • 1 can corn
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Slat and pepper as per taste

How to Make?

  • Cut English cucumber into bite-sized pieces and add to a large bowl.
  • Add 1 can of corn to the bowl and mix well.
  • Cut crab stick into thin slices and add to the bowl.
  • Cut 1 bell pepper into small pieces and add to the bowl with minced garlic.
  • Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil into the salad and sprinkle salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Mix all ingredients well.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 4-hours before seasoning and dressing.
  • Serve immediately after seasoning and dressing. The salad is ready to serve.


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 625mgPotassium: 42mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 118IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
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