Crab Louie Salad


This crab Louie is a variation of the popular salad. Get your hands on the freshest Dungeness crab possible. It takes a little time to put this salad together, but for an elegant lunch, it really pays off!

Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 2 teaspoons sweet pickle relish

  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pound cooked Dungeness crabmeat

  • 1 head Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 1 cup sliced English cucumber

  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Fill a medium bowl with ice water and set it aside. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook in boiling water until tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove asparagus and immediately immerse in ice water for several minutes to cool. Drain and pat dry asparagus well; set aside.

  2. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, ketchup, relish, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl to make dressing.

  3. Combine crabmeat, lettuce, cucumber, and celery in a large bowl. Pour dressing over crabmeat mixture; toss to coat well.

  4. Pile salad evenly onto 4 serving plates; add equal portions of asparagus, avocado, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs. Garnish each plate with a lemon wedge.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

642 Calories
41g Fat
44g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 642
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 52%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 191mg 64%
Sodium 772mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 16g 58%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 140mg 702%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 1923mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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