Crab Salad Recipe -
Crab Salad Recipe
5 Photos
Crab Salad
This quick, creamy salad is tops spread on sandwiches or over crackers. See more
  • READY IN 11 mins

Crab Salad

Recipe by  

"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."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    6 mins

    11 mins


  1. In a medium skillet, saute the green pepper and onion in the butter for 3 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Stir in imitation crabmeat, and saute for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and put mixture into a medium bowl. Stir in mayonnaise. May be served warm or cold.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 24, 2003

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's a keeper!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 24, 2003

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.

Oct 07, 2006

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.

Dec 04, 2003

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.

Feb 29, 2008

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!

Sep 14, 2005

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!

Sep 11, 2003

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

May 30, 2004

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!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 283 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 26.4 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 3.7 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 541 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More
Subscribe Today!

In Season

Mealtime Money-Savers
Mealtime Money-Savers

Browse through over 500 recipes for delicious, budget-friendly meals.

Can What You Can't
Can What You Can't

The old saying goes, "Eat what you can, and can what you can't!" We have the know-how.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Related Videos

Crab Salad

This quick, creamy salad is tops spread on sandwiches or over crackers.

Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

See how easy it is to make this hearty, salad-bar-style salad.

How to Make Tuna Salad

Enjoy a light, healthy lunch with this quick and easy tuna salad.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States