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Crab Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Crab Salad

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"Serve this crab and celery salad on crackers, lettuce or stuff it in puff pastry shells."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large bowl, combine the crabmeat, celery, mayonnaise, celery seed, paprika, sugar, pepper, seafood seasoning and parsley. Mix well and refrigerate until chilled.
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  • PREP 15 mins
  • READY IN 15 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 21, 2005

I found that 2 lbs. of crabmeat was too much for just 4 people, and so I cut the recipe in half served it on a bed of lettuce for 8 as an appetizer. I also added the juice of 1/2 a lemon, which was probably about 1-1/2 tbs. It was very yummy and got rave reviews from my guests.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2008

This is a tough one to rate... the recipe has potential, but it just wasn't exactly what I look for in a crab salad. First of all, I scaled it down to 1 serving because I'm the only one in the house who likes crab salad. Be advised, the serving sizes are HUGE. I ended up with enough salad to serve at least 3 people quite generously. I cut the sugar down to less than a teaspoon and it was still too sweet for me. I doubled the parsley and almost tripled the mayonnaise to have enough to coat everything. The end result was tasty enough, but as is, this recipe is only worth 3 stars in my book. Thanks, but I'll keep looking for a winning crab salad. :)

Feb 27, 2003

Excellent - make a day ahead of time and let the flavors blend.

Jan 04, 2004

Tasty & Easy, I left out half of the sugar though, and it tasted good!

Jun 03, 2005

I really liked this crab salad recipe, it was easy and fast to make. We took it to a family picnic and they were telling us how good it was. I didn't have any Old Bay Seasoning, so I didn't add that. I did add 3 hard boiled eggs chopped small to this recipe. We ate it on round crackers and small rolls.

Aug 06, 2003

This was superb, just like the deli' make. I will be making this again.

Jan 02, 2008

I waited until this morning to rate as I wanted to give time for the flavors to blend. I will admit I was worried about how sweet it would be because of the sugar. DO put it in! It is not sweet at all. I think the Old Bay is what makes this recipe. I wouldn't leave it out. If you don't have it - go get it! This is definetly a keeper.

Jul 02, 2003

This tastes so good - a bit spicy, but we like it like that! I did add a little extra mayo to make it easier to dip with crackers.


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  • Calories
  • 500 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 183 mg
  • 61%
  • Fat
  • 25.3 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 51.9 g
  • 104%
  • Sodium
  • 1331 mg
  • 53%

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

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