Crab Salad Recipes

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Crab Salad

Rating: 4.39 stars
Serve this crab and celery salad on crackers, lettuce or stuff it in puff pastry shells.

Hoppin' John in the Summertime

Rating: 5 stars
A hearty Low Country stew adapts itself to a southern summer salad. I got this from my Low Country mother-in-law, who tweaked an idea from her mother's hoppin' john soup one year when it was just too hot.

Soundview Crab Salad

Rating: 4.52 stars
Crab salad perfect for spreading on crackers.

Crab and Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.54 stars
This salad is a great addition to that summertime BBQ

Summertime Crab Slaw with Napa Cabbage

Rating: 5 stars
This cool and refreshing salad is a treat for the hot days of summer. Serve with red wine vinaigrette or dressing of choice.

Seafood Pea-Asta Salad

Rating: 4.7 stars
This is a quick and easy recipe and oh-so-tasty!

Creamy Crab and Pasta Salad

Rating: 4.35 stars
Crabmeat and pasta are tossed with a creamy seasoned sauce in this great chilled salad.

Crab Macaroni Salad

Rating: 3.6 stars
Flaked, canned crab meat stars in this macaroni salad for a refreshing summertime side dish.

Mel's Crab Salad

Rating: 4.59 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.

Crab Ceviche

Rating: 4.56 stars
This has always been a crowd pleaser in my home. This is wonderful as an appetizer served on tostadas or even with tortilla chips. Make sure to refrigerate before you serve, it tastes best when very cold. I like to serve on tostadas with a thin layer of mayonnaise for a nice refreshing lunch.

Crab Louie Salad

Rating: 5 stars
This is a variation of the classic 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!

Imitation Crabmeat Salad

Rating: 4.18 stars
Great deli-like salad. Our family never seems to get tired of it! You may use low-fat sour cream and mayonnaise if you wish. Serve on lettuce leaves with tomato wedges for a garnish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Crab and Shrimp Louis
Rating: Unrated
"Delicious and proper! The Louis dressing is the correct original using mayo, chili paste & chopped sweet pickle." – geebz
Crab and Orzo Salad
Rating: Unrated
"We loved this! Made it twice. Oh and on one occasion, we added some corn kernels." – naedwards

Classic Crab and Shrimp Salad

Rating: 4.28 stars

This is one of my favorites. I picked up the recipe when I worked at an IGA supermarket where it was the best seller at the salad bar. It's sure to be a favorite with anyone who likes seafood.