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Cold Seafood Salad

This Cold Seafood Salad has chopped imitation crab meat combined with onion and celery in a creamy mayonnaise dressing that is delicious and inexpensive. You can eat it as is or serve it with your favorite crackers or on a hoagie sandwich roll.

You can use real lump crabmeat in this low-carb crab salad recipe but it is more expensive. Buy it fresh or by the can, and make sure to check it over really well for shells before adding it to this seafood salad recipe.

This is a small batch copycat recipe of the crab salad sold in super markets and serves 2 – 4.

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Cold Seafood Salad

This recipe is moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

What is Imitation Crab made of?

Imitation crab is made from surimi, which is minced fish, like pollock, that has been formed into crab-like cuts. It is affordable and versatile. You can substitute it in almost any recipe that calls for shellfish. It contains omega-3s, is a good source of protein, low in carbs, cholesterol, calories, and is low in fat.

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How to make Crab Meat Salad

Roughly chop the imitation crab meat on a cutting board.

imitation crab meat chopped on a cutting board.

Dice the onion and celery into small pieces.

diced onions and celery on a cutting board.

In a medium bowl add all the ingredients together and stir until well coated.

a bowl filled with imitation crab meat salad mixed together.
Crab Salad Recipe

Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

a bowl of cold seafood salad with chopped imitation crab meat combined with onion and celery in a creamy mayonnaise dressing.
Crab Meat Salad

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Yield: 4 servings

Cold Seafood Salad

a bowl of crab meat salad with chopped imitation crab meat combined with onion and celery in a creamy mayonnaise dressing.

This Cold Seafood Salad has chopped imitation crab meat combined with onion and celery in a creamy mayonnaise dressing that is delicious, inexpensive, and low-carb. You can eat it as is or serve it with your favorite crackers or on a hoagie sandwich roll.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound imitation crab meat
  • 1/4 small onion
  • 1 small celery stalk
  • 1/8 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/8 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • Table salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Roughly chop the imitation crab meat on a cutting board.
  2. Dice the onion and celery into small pieces.
  3. In a medium bowl add all the ingredients together and stir until well coated.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour before serving.

Notes

  • You can use real lump crab meat in this seafood salad recipe but it is more expensive. Buy it fresh or by the can, and make sure to check it over really well for shells before adding it to the salad.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 493mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Miranda

Sunday 7th of January 2024

Can you use red onions?

Zona House

Monday 8th of January 2024

Hi Miranda, yes that should taste great! Enjoy :)

Joan

Tuesday 7th of November 2023

What can you use instead of sour cream

Zona

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Hi Joan, Greek yogurt can be used as a substitute for sour cream in this recipe. You could also omit the sour cream and just double the mayo if you prefer. Enjoy!

Hdj

Tuesday 4th of July 2023

EXCELLENT..... perfect for 2 people.... the taste is great including the sour cream with the mayonnaise....I also added 4 large shrimp finely chopped.

Barb

Monday 3rd of July 2023

Regular paprika or smoked paprika?

Zona

Tuesday 4th of July 2023

Hi Barb, I use regular paprika but you can use either if you prefer. Thanks for your question :)

Janie

Thursday 22nd of June 2023

The crab salad is delicious!! Really great to be so simple!!

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