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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 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 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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Dona

Sunday 13th of February 2022

Can you substitute cooked shrimp in this recipe?

Zona

Sunday 13th of February 2022

Hi Dona, I have not tried that but I think that would work just fine.

Kristine S

Friday 17th of December 2021

This is excellent! My crab salad was not overly creamed, and seasoning is spot on. 5 stars ⭐️!!!

Zona

Saturday 18th of December 2021

Hi Kristine, I'm happy you liked it so much! Thank you for the lovely comment :)

Carol

Sunday 27th of June 2021

Could you add slivered almonds? I've had similar with the shivered almonds.

Zona

Sunday 27th of June 2021

Hi Carol, I think that would be delicious. I recommend about a 1/4 cup slivered or sliced almonds for this size recipe.

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