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Mel's Crab Salad

Rated as 4.62 out of 5 Stars

"I tried for years to duplicate the crab salad that was made in the seafood market i used to work for, but never could. However, I came up with this one and prefer it a whole lot more. My daughter will hide with the batch I make and eat it all. She doesn't like to share. Serve with club-style crackers."
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Ingredients

8 h 15 m servings 165 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Gently mix flaked imitation crab, celery, ranch dressing, mayonnaise, sugar, and parsley in a salad bowl until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate overnight, stirring occasionally. Stir again just before serving.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • It's really a simple recipe; the only time that is long is the separating of the crab meat. Other then that, it's a quick fix.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 165 calories; 11 g fat; 12.2 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; 19 mg cholesterol; 687 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This salad is delicious. We made two versions. We tweaked the ‘made recipe as written’ by subbing 1 tbsp Stevia in the Raw for the sugar and used fresh Italian parsley (probably closer to a tabl...

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Meh.

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This salad is delicious. We made two versions. We tweaked the ‘made recipe as written’ by subbing 1 tbsp Stevia in the Raw for the sugar and used fresh Italian parsley (probably closer to a tabl...

I signed up just to review this recipe because this is now my favorite thing to eat! From the start, I substituted Old Bay for the sugar - there's enough sweetness in the crab already - and it ...

Excellent flavor, consistency and visual appeal. I'm not very keen on the light Ranch but it adds kind of tangy zip to this. I followed the recipe exactly and it does remind me of the Golden C...

I've made this twice in 4 days, it was that good! I followed the recipe exact and it was really good. The next time I made a few changes based on other reviews and a few of my own and somehow it...

My search for the perfect crab salad is over. I've made this several times and the only thing I've changed is cutting back the mayo to 1/4 cup. Definitely a keeper. Filed under my TNT folder.

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how can anything this good be this easy? HEY, I'm almost a food snob...ALMOST ok, I used equal amounts sour cream, mayo and ranch dressing. it was difficult to allow this to conjugate all night...

DELICIOUS! I mixed up a half batch of this to make a sandwich filling for the girls for lunch and they absolutely LOVED it! I couldn't quit taking 'tastes' of it and ended up eating the rest w/ ...

Love this recipe. I, too, used some Old Bay seasoning. Instead of parsley, I added fresh Dill (just because I had fresh Dill on hand and happen to love the freshness Dill adds). I added all the ...