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Cold Crab Salad with Sweet Corn and Black Olives

Cold Crab Salad combines king crab meat, black olives, sweet corn, and eggs. It’s fresh, beautiful, and tastes good- it makes the perfect summer salad!

mixed crab salad in a bowl with a spoon on a striped blue towel.

Time for lunch, let’s see what’s on the menu!

I know you need a break from your same old lunch routine. How many sandwiches can a person eat? Let’s shake things up a bit.

We’re having salad for lunch today. Not with those hearty, leafy greens either. Nope. This salad is full of delicious crab meat!

I have a little trick for making crab salad the best dish you’ll have: leave the imitation crab meat back in the store. Add in some perfect, real, and fresh crab!

Sorry sandwich, there’s no competition here. Fresh crab meat has my heart. With an easy recipe like this, there’s no missing out on sweet summer corn and lump crab meat.

If you’re a seafood lover like me, you’ve probably had crab salad before. And if you’re just as obsessed as me, you probably stare down the crab salad at the salad bar you walk past while grocery shopping.

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I know the thoughts that come up in your head. Because they come up in mine too:

Do they use real crab?

Does that even make a difference from that imitation stuff?

How much mayo is in there?

I’d probably be better off eating pizza – that salad is probably so many calories.

How long has it been sitting there anyway?

You can get rid of those doubts with one simple trick.

Listen: you’re better off making crab salad at home. In fact, you’re so much better off because this recipe is downright delicious.

You know exactly what goes in it. And you can make as much, or as little (okay who are we kidding here, there’s no such thing as just a little bit of crab salad) as you’d like. This main dish is the main character today. It’s impossible to complain when it’s one of the best things to happen to a menu!

Lots of delicious comfort food includes chicken soup and grilled cheese. For me, it has this corn crab salad recipe. This classic dish makes an easy lunch or game day snack.

Maybe it’s prime blue crab season: the perfect excuse to whip up this salad! It’s one of the best ways to enjoy fresh crab meat.

What about that imitation crab option?

Imitation crab meat does not compare. If you’ve had it, then compared with real crab, there’s just a unique flavor to the crab that stands out. Alaskan king crab legs? *Chef’s kiss*

The best flavors come from real crab, not “krab” meat. This great recipe makes this seafood salad one that truly has real seafood! Don’t forget that the imitation crab recipes can easily be called “real crab recipes” with just one change.

Key Ingredients

salad ingredients black olives, salt, mayonnaise, eggs, crab meat, corn, and green onion.

Crab. Cooked and shredded.

Hard-boiled eggs. Mmmm.

Fresh corn kernels. It brings the vibrant freshness you look forward to in a salad.

Black olives. The perfect kick.

Green onions. Because this is a salad after all. And green onions are so refreshing in a salad.

Mayonnaise. We’re not drenching the salad with this like your local grocery store. Just enough to bring everything together.

and sea salt and black pepper to taste.

This seafood salad recipe needs to be your next lunch. I know it’s going to be mine!

And if you’re looking for an easy crab salad recipe, here you go! Serve it as a side dish or make it the main part of your meal.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

How to make Crab Salad with Sweet Corn and Black Olives

Step 1: Prepare the eggs

Boil eggs, cool down, and chop. Put in a medium sized mixing bowl.

chopped hard boiled eggs in a white bowl.

Step 2: Add corn

Add corn into the mixing bowl.

chopped hard boiled eggs and corn in a white bowl.

Step 3: Add green onions

Chop green onions, even the white part. Add into the bowl.

boiled eggs green onion and corn in a bowl.

Step 4: Add olives

Add black olives to the mixing bowl.

eggs green onion olives and corn in a bowl.

Step 5: Add crab

Break apart the cooked crab. Take all the meat out and shred into small pieces. Add to the rest of the ingredients.

a bowl of black olives green onion chopped crab corn scallions and eggs.

Step 6: Add mayonnaise

When ready to serve, add mayonnaise. This depends on how you like your salads dressed.

crab salad ingredients with mayo in a bowl.

Step 7: Season

Add salt to taste.

a bowl filled with chopped and prepared crab salad ingredients with a small bowl of salt on the side.

Expert Tips

  • Use real crab meat for the best flavor, texture, and benefits. It doesn’t compare to imitation crab meat!
  • Feel free to spice up this salad with cayenne pepper or paprika.
  • Serve this seafood salad in butter lettuce wraps for a beautiful presentation.

Recipe FAQs

Can I prepare the salad ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the ingredients in advance. Mix in the mayonnaise just before serving.

How do I store this crab salad?

You can store this easy crab salad in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

What to serve with crab salad?

Crab salad goes well with a chicken and veggie oven meal. Pair with stuffed mushroom bites to make a delicious and full meal with plenty of tasty veggies!

a mixed crab salad in a grey bowl with a spoon.

Enjoy more tasty recipes from the blog:

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If you tried this Cold Crab Salad with Sweet Corn or any other recipe on my website, please leave a 🌟 star rating and let me know how you enjoyed it in the📝 comments below. I love hearing from you!

mixed crab salad in a bowl with a spoon on a striped blue towel.

Cold Crab Salad with Sweet Corn and Black Olives

Crab legs, black olives, corn, and eggs all come together for the perfect summer salad. It is fresh. It looks beautiful. And it tastes so darn good!
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Starters and Sides
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings6
Calories: 264kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • ½ lb cooked crab, shredded
  • 3 eggs, hard boiled, diced
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black olives, drained
  • 2 stalks green onion, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • Tbsp mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Boil eggs, cool down, and chop. Put in a medium sized mixing bowl.
    3 eggs,
    chopped hard boiled eggs in a white bowl.
  • Add corn into the mixing bowl.
    1 can corn,
    chopped hard boiled eggs and corn in a white bowl.
  • Chop green onions, even the white part. Add into the bowl.
    2 stalks green onion,
    boiled eggs green onion and corn in a bowl.
  • Add black olives to the mixing bowl.
    1 can black olives,
    eggs green onion olives and corn in a bowl.
  • Break apart the cooked crab. Take all the meat out and shred into small pieces. Add to the rest of the ingredients.
    ½ lb cooked crab,
    a bowl of black olives green onion chopped crab corn scallions and eggs.
  • When ready to serve, add mayonnaise. This depends on how you like your salads dressed.
    2½ Tbsp mayonnaise
    crab salad ingredients with mayo in a bowl.
  • Add salt to taste.
    salt,
    a bowl filled with chopped and prepared crab salad ingredients with a small bowl of salt on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1296mg | Potassium: 317mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1mg
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