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  • Gluten Free
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  • Sugar Free

Easy and Simple Crab Salad Appetizer Snack

This crab salad recipe is the easiest. Tastes good too. It’s a great appetizer or to snack on for movie night.
What to serve with crab salad?

This crab salad snack can be paired with quick appetizers like a crostini or an avocado spread. If you’d like to have it with a main dish, a Roasted Cauliflower Steak with Pesto Sauce makes the perfect pair!

How long does crab salad last in the fridge?

Leftover crab salad can last about 1-2 days in the fridge. If you have leftovers, move them to a small bowl and cover with plastic wrap, then place in the refrigerator.

How to make crab salad with imitation crab meat?

To make this crab salad snack with imitation crabmeat, chop up the imitation crab and add in with the rest of the ingredients.

What is the best dressing for crab salad?

This crab salad has a very light dressing that’s easy to mix up. Lemon juice, mayonnaise, and salt combine to make a simple yet creamy dressing. It’s tangy flavor perfectly complements the ingredients in this salad.

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This seafood salad is the perfect appetizer recipe!

During the summer, with hotter weather, light meals are usually what is on the menu. A simple crab salad like this one. You can make it ahead of time and mix it right before it is time to serve. This crab salad is low in calories but filled with protein (if you are using real crab meat, which you should). It makes a great appetizer, after pool snack or maybe even as a light lunch.

We enjoy crab meat salad on top crackers, in crab salad sandwiches, and more. This great recipe beats out any imitation crab salad. The best flavor comes from fresh lump crab meat, which you can find in the seafood department of any grocery store. If you know a trusted fishmonger, I recommend getting your crab from them. High-quality crab is not hard to find, but sure is rewarding to enjoy.

This easy lunch salad is one of the quick meals I like to put together in the summer. But it’s not only for the hot days. You can make it as an appetizer or light side dish during the holiday season or a snack when you’re watching the Super Bowl. It’s a great way to get protein in your diet and eat more seafood.

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Here’s what you need to make this Crab Salad Snack:

Fresh crab meat is light and salty. It’s best to use real crab meat!

Scallions are similar to green onion. They’re great in this salad snack.

Celery for the crunch and fiber!

Fresh dill adds great flavor. It’s one of the best fresh herbs to use in a salad!

Lemon juice and mayonnaise combine to make the simple dressing.

Salt for flavor.

Crackers to serve with! You can choose any kind of crackers you like.

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Easy and Simple Crab Salad Appetizer Snack

This crab salad recipe is the easiest. Tastes good too. It’s a great appetizer or to snack on for movie night.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 148kcal



  • 1 lb crab meat, chopped
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 stem dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • salt
  • crackers, any that you like


  • Combine all ingredients together.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately with crackers.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1009mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg

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