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.
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.
Dice the onion and celery into small pieces.
In a medium bowl add all the ingredients together and stir until well coated.
Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
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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, inexpensive, and low-carb. You can eat it as is or serve it with your favorite crackers or on a hoagie sandwich roll.
- 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
- Roughly chop the imitation crab meat on a cutting board.
- Dice the onion and celery into small pieces.
- In a medium bowl add all the ingredients together and stir until well coated.
- Refrigerate for an hour before serving.
- 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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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.
Friday 17th of February 2023
Made exactly as written and it was perfect, thank you!
Friday 20th of January 2023
Everything looks good I'm looking forward to the crab salad
Thursday 20th of October 2022
I’ve been making this same recipe for as long as imitation crabmeat came on the market. Some days I leave out the onion and add a small can of real crabmeat , imitation crab, and a small amount of Old Bay’s seasoning. Another version is your recipe exactly and add a small amount of fresh cooked shrimp if I have any left over from another shrimp dish. The additions are endless when you start with the basic recipe!
Saturday 3rd of September 2022
I am enjoying your recipes for making seafood salad thank you
Thursday 1st of September 2022
I will enjoy the best cold seafood salad thank you!