5-Ingredient Crab Salad
This crab salad is excellent served warm or cold. I make it every time the family gets together. I won an award in a cooking contest with this easy recipe.
This crab salad is excellent served warm or cold. I make it every time the family gets together. I won an award in a cooking contest with this easy recipe.
I absolutely LOVED this recipe!! I served it warm on toast. I did, however, make a few minor adjustments to reduce the fat. First, I cut the margarine down to 1T. I also cut the mayo to 1/4 c. and added 1 c. lowfat cottage cheese. I also added a little dijon mustard for an extra kick. It was so creamy and rich and DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipe...it's a keeper!Read More
I absolutely LOVED this recipe!! I served it warm on toast. I did, however, make a few minor adjustments to reduce the fat. First, I cut the margarine down to 1T. I also cut the mayo to 1/4 c. and added 1 c. lowfat cottage cheese. I also added a little dijon mustard for an extra kick. It was so creamy and rich and DELICIOUS! Thanks for the recipe...it's a keeper!
I do like this recipe a lot! I agree with some of the other reviewers that the mayo should be reduced. I tried another Crab Salad recipe yesterday that had more ingredients and didn't taste as good. I will definitely make this again.
This was a very easy lunch, and it tasted great. I made a couple of changes, I used 2 tsp of olive to saute with and omitted the butter. I also added some salt and a dash of garlic powder, and cut the amount of mayo in half. I served it with sliced avocado. Next time I might try subbing finely diced celery for the green pepper.
YUMMY! I love it. I have tried a ton of recipes for crab salad. This was great! I made a few modifications also. I cut the butter down to 1 1/2 tbsp. Used a mix of frozen, already chopped, red pepper, green pepper and onion. Added a tsp of minced garlic then the crab meat. (I used lump imitation)I cut the mayo down to 1/4 cup just like the previous users and added some dijon and 2 tbsp lite sour cream. Served on toasted whole wheat bread. Very good!
I work in a seafood retail store and wanted to try something easy and new to put out into my store. Customers went crazy for it! It's now one of the hits in my store!
This is a delicious and fast to make recipe, since i found this 1 month ago, I have made it every week for friends and family that drop by and everyone raves about it.Thanks Patti
I didn't like it hot but it got great reviews from my guests cold. I also used about half of the mayo and have wondered about trying it again with cream cheese... This, along with the Hummus III recipe, were the hits of the party!
Way too greasy. I did not care much for it. My husband found it tasty, though, but he said that amont of butter can be easily reduced by half. None of us are usually worried about our fat intake, but this had too much to taste good.
This was so good, I didn't have any green pepper so I left it out. I ate it warm and it was delicious. So simple to make too! Next time I'm going to try it inside an omelet.
Very good! I aslo cut the mayo in half but wonder how it would taste with cream cheese.
This dish was very simple and quick.....I prepared it for a monthly book club meeting and served it with crackers as a spread, everyone really enjoyed it!
I made a few changes. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of butter. I used light miracle whip instead of mayonnaise, added chopped celery and gave it a creole taste by adding a little original creole seasoning. saraleo
I thought this recipe was great.I did cut back on the mayo and added some spices then served with tortilla chips.
This was a super easy and tasty recipe. I did however made some changes. I cut the mayo to 3 tbs and since i didnt have fresh celery I used celery seeds. I also added 2.5 ups of finely shredded green cabbage, some black pepper and to finish it off i drizzled it with hot sauce. It was soooooooooooo good. I liked it cold for sure---not warm.
We tried this recipe as is, and liked the flavor but felt it needed something additional. Next time we will try adding this to some type of noodle.
Family Loved it!! Added frozen peas & red pepper to the butter/onion/green pepper mix. I didn't measure the mayo, just eyeballed it. It came out great!! Also added some black pepper. Will def make again. So simple and so delicious. This was my first time making anything with crab.
This recipe would be delicious with backfin crabmeat. The imitation crabmeat ruins the dish.
We quite enjoyed this. Used only 1/2 the amount substituted miracle whip for the mayo. Also added about 1/2 tsp of white pepper to give it some zing. Next time I will try adding a bit of curry powder.
Please be cautious with this recipe being gluten free. Imitation crab meat contains wheat which is not gluten free. Make sure (if you can find it)the imitation crab meat is labeled gluten free!
I liked this cold. I didn't have any green bell peppers and so I substituted for 2 stalks of celery and added pepper.
This is the BEST!!!! Even warm!
I use this for sandwiches. It's great with cheese bread.
i just made this with stuff i had in my refrigerator, i marinaded the crab in a thai vinagrette before cooking and was quite pleased...
I thought this was bland and a little too watery. Between the water that comes out of the onions and the crab, this salad was somewhat runny. I added 6 tablespoons mayo (instead of a full cup) and a pinch of salt, pepper, garlic powder, oregano, and basil, but still did not find it that good.
This was AWESOME. Everyone loves it...I couldn't believe how easy it was to make!
With imitation crab I'd rate this only a 3 star, but I felt with real crab-it may have been a 5 star.
Recipe is a little bland. By the way, the picture doesn't reflect the ingredients listed
I thought this was good! My package of imitation crab only had 8 ounces, so I had to modify the recipe and just eyeballed the rest of the ingredients. I served it warm on buns. It was a little bland, and I think I'll use lemon juice or hot sauce to perk up the leftovers.
Wow!Okay!What else can you do! I love this, and I have a house of 7 and thay are crazy over this.And crab is not a big thing in this family.I used imatation. But it was so good.Thank you.I am going to see your profile to see what else you have. thanks.
This crab salad is AMAZING! I did make a few changes however, instead of using butter I used olive oil, I used 16 ounces of imitation crabmeat, and only half a cup of mayonnaise, and it turned out perfect. My husband ate the whole thing in one sitting (and he is pretty hard to please)!
I'm a pretty good cook, but I really did not enjoy this. The flavor was so bland, and warming everything up just made such a flavorless lukewarm goop that it was almost impossible to stomach. Not a successful recipe at all.
i haven't tried this yet but it sounds good to me
eASY TO MAKE AND TASTES GREAT
My husband liked this so much he learned how to make it tonight and made a double recipe. That is successful.
I substituted the green pepper for celery. My husband loved it! Very easy to make
Very delicious. I opted to use olive oil drizzled on the bottom of the pan versus butter. Butter would have probably given it more flavor, but it tasted lacking so I sprinkled Old Bay Seasoning over the top and it was perfect! I also decreased the Mayo by at least half. I just added mayo by rounded cereal spoon fulls until it was moist. Thanks for the great easy recipe.
Wonderful! I am pregnant and have been craving Crab Salad, and NONE of our local grocery stores carry it in their delis! This was so easy! I did use grape seed oil to tenderize the onion and green pepper, and I did listen to other reviewers and I cut the mayo in half. So good! Thank you!
VERY GOOD FAVORTITE RESIPIE EVER 5 STARS
A big hit at my table! and so easy I made seconds on the spot. J.S.
Greasy, needs texture and acid.
This was a pretty good lunch. I added a little Old Bay Seasoning. It could still use a little something extra to perk it up a bit. Maybe some garlic powder? Or maybe make garlic mayo.
I made this and it's really good. A rich, mild flavor.
Was not as good as expected. Didn’t care for sautéed ingredients. Rather have uncooked ingred. Too much mayo also!
This tastes just like the stuff you get when you order a crab roll. It is soooo good and very easy to make. Thank you!
I added 1 T. Sriracha, changed the plain butter to 2 T. Butter and 1 T. Garlic & Herb Butter, substituted the green pepper with tri-colored peppers, doubled the amount of crab, 1/2 t. Old Bay Garlic & Herb, and added 1/4 Cup 5 cheese Italian blend then baked at 350 for 25 minutes. Such rave reviews.
This recipe was really easy and turned out well. My neighbor wanted more. I used olive oil instead of butter.
Good recipe, I also like other reviewers used less mayo and I also subbed celery for the green pepper. I used a few shakes of Old Bay for a seasoning. Thanks for a great starting point recipe.
Excellent recipe. I used real crabmeat in lieu of imitation and reduced the onion to 1/2 (glad I did - a whole onion would have been a little over-powering). To make it lighter, I eliminated the butter and just sauteed the veggies in butter flavored Crisco spray. Seemed to work fine. I also reduced the mayo by 1/2 at the recommendation of other reviewers and would advise that anyone making this for the first time do the same. You can always add more later but you can never take the mayo out once mixed in. 1/2c of mayo is more than enough. Served over mixed baby lettuces with avocado slices. Great stuff. My husband and I both enjoyed it. Super easy to make, too.
Excellent recipe!!! My husband and Father-in-law have requested this over and over again since I found it on myrecipe.com. Could'nt be easier to prepare. Thanks for a great recipe!
Made it and loved it! Didn't use bell pepper, but did use finely diced celery. Only 1/2 an onion, but added green onions when mixing in the mayo. LOVED IT!!!!!!
I like the simplicity and use of ingredients as opposed to many weird recipes that I found. However, I will cut the salad dressing amount, use Pablano or another spicier pepper (hate bell peppers and love Southwestern foods), olive oil instead of butter, and less onion.
Although I chopped up the bell peppers, I did not heat them nor did I add butter. Added in some celery chopped very fine and about a capful or two of vinegar.
This recipe was a good starting point, but I really didn't follow it much. I omitted the peppers, sauteed green onions and crabmeat in butter and minced garlic and mixed it into some cream cheese and mayo with a dash of Worcestershire. I just eyeballed the mayo, but I'm sure it was much less then was called for, maybe a few tablespoons. Very good on a toasted roll.
I read the reviews first and decided to make this exactly as written for a light dinner served on toasted plain bagels. This did not excite anyone; too much butter and mayonnaise for our taste. We like to try new ideas. Thanks for sharing, but not something I would make again
I loved this recipe. It is so easy and tasty. I agree with the other reviewers - definitely use about 1/2 the mayo. I added a little white pepper for taste. Served it on crackers. Thanks
This was great! I didn't have peppers, would have substituted celery, but didn't have that either, so I substituted dried chives. I only used 1 tbsp. butter to sauté half an onion and hydrate the chives. I gave it a dash of garlic powder. When the onions were starting to caramelize, I melted 1 brick of cream cheese into the pan with 1/4 cup of milk to thin. Also used only 8 oz of crab.
Easy and tasty. Serve on 1/4 thick cucumber slices as an app. Yummy
What a great recipe! I had a few pouches of top of the line imitation crab meat and found this. After sauteing all of the ingredients I tasted what I had made, because I had added a bit of basil and black pepper. My husband and I never saw the need to add any mayo to the creation! However, just to make sure, I put a small amoutn in a bowl and added just a touch of mayo but I was glad that I served it without. We ate it over a bed of greens and veggies with a light dressing and it was marvelous!
It's pretty good!
Husband didn't like this, and I thought it was just ok. The flavors didn't work as well as I'd hoped. Oh well, thanks anyway.
This was pretty good! I'm not a crab person, but I had some imitation crab in my fridge that needed to be used up. I made as written except I added a little bit of minced garlic and salt, and I ate it warm on toast. I don't know if I would go out and buy imitation crab just to make this, but if I find myself needing to use up some again in the future, I'll use it this way!
everyone was super amazed at how good it came out! it was delicious and easy
I doubled this crab salad recipe and glad I did. We loved it and it made a great side dish for our Independence Day cookout. We first discovered crab salad at Sizzler many years ago in the early days of our marriage. This is the closest I've come to a recipe that duplicates that recipe. If you love the taste of imitation crab--as we do--you will love this recipe, because the crab is the star. There's plenty of crab and not so much of anything thing else, like celery. Yes, you could add a little celery for crunch, but this is just perfect as it is. But wait, there's more. With plenty of leftover crab salad tonight, I had this itch in my brain that needed to be scratched, a distant memory of the seafood and crab sandwich that Subway used to have. So I buttered a couple of hot dog buns, browned them in a skillet on the stove top, and devoured two crab salad sandwiches. The buttery crunch of the hot dog buns, the other worldly crab salad, and the contrast between the two, made for an unforgettable culinary experience. I can't wait to get hungry again so I can have another ...
Loved this, I did use some of the other reviewers suggestions. I substituted green pepper for celery, as I didn't have the green pepper on hand. I also used only 1 tblsp butter and a little bit of olive oil together, since I don't like much butter, just the small taste of it. It turned out delicious and was good hot and cold.
It’s was delicious but I made a few minor changes…I used Miracle Whip because I don’t like mayonnaise. I also added a few elbows and served it cold. I also added some seafood seasoning, black pepper for color and a little garlic power, onion powder and Lawry’s seasoned salt.
I will definitely make this again. Really good with the addition of elbow macaroni.
Thanks for this excellent recipe! It offers many possibilities for creative additions and changes. I used red sweet peppers instead of the green because it was all I had; and added frozen sweet peas, as well as a little sour cream. It was simply amazing.
I liked this recipe except it was a little bland for us so, I added some Old Bay Seasoning and a little lemon juice. Oh, and I used coconut oil instead of butter.
My brother in law makes this and I'm addicted to it. I remember asking what the recipe was and was blow away with it's non complex coupling It is really simple and savory. I like mine served cold.
Too much onion, too much mayonnaise, and too little crab. I used 18 oz real crab and 1 cup sour cream instead of mayonnaise. The mayonnaise should be cut in half and 18 oz crab used. I would cut the onion in half also.
Great recipe! Only change we made was to add small shrimp. Delicious & Easy. Will make again for sure!
Easy to make I used less mayo (personal preference I just don’t care for mayo) will make again
I made it as directed this time it was too much mayo,previously ive added celery stalk and 28oz of crabmeat which is 5 stars
The recipe is good, however, I will cut back on the mayo next time.
I used a little less butter and about 1/2 to 3/4 of the amount of mayo that the recipe calls for and I LOVED this. Great warm on toast. I'm sure it is great cold.
This is very good, needed something quick. This did the trick.
Yummy! Just the flavor I was looking for and so easy
Great recipe!!! I like to add a teaspoon of Old Bay to this and it really kicks it up !
Definitely needed "Old Bay" seasoning. With that it's 5 stars.
Made it the first time with cooked shrimp instead of imitation crab. It was good but 1 cup of mayonnaise is too much for only 12 ounces of seafood. Everything was drowning in mayo. Made it the 2nd time with 16 ounces of imitation crab. Used only 4 tablespoons of mayo and I liked it much better. I also added half of an avacado, cut up in chucks, to the salad. Good flavor, excellent light summer salad. Save your money and make this recipe yourself...it's so easy. Thanks for the recipe!
Pretty good. We added some fresh celery, cucumber, and carrots to beef it up a little bit. We sautéed the onions and peppers with the crab meat as directed, then cooled it in the fridge for 20 minutes or so. Then mixed in the fresh veggies and mayo, chilled the whole thing over night, and served on Jewish Rye. Really good.
great recipe! love the simplicity of it and family enjoyed it...thank u
no and i have already made it again
Way to greasy, nothing but a big bowl of mayonnaise, all I was tasting was a bite of mayo. Will never ever make again.
All of my family loves it!
Good basic recipe! Will make this again. I used 1T olive oil to sautee, no butter. Also, used red and yellow mini peppers instead of green. Used 8 oz imitation crab and only about 1/2c mayo.