Recipe: Fresh Crab Salad

Fresh Crab Salad, Courtesy:
Fresh Crab Salad, Courtesy:

This crab salad is a bright and fresh dish which can be served as the highlight of a brunch or an elegant first course for a special get together! The flaky crab adds a sweetness and an interesting texture to the salad.




1 lb. fresh crabmeat; flaked
1/2 cup minced celery
1 tsp. grated onion
1 Tbsp. minced pimento
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
Mayonnaise to taste
2 Tbsp. minced parsley
1/2 seedless cucumber; peeled and thinly sliced


  1. Combine crab, celery, onion, and pimento in a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with salt and lemon juice; toss to mix.
  3. Add just enough mayonnaise to moisten; mix well.
  4. Spoon onto bed of lettuce; sprinkle with parsley.
  5. Garnish with thin slices of cucumber.
  6. Serve cold.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • Consider peeling the cucumber in strips, so that you leave narrow strips of peel on it – this will look interesting when sliced.

Yield: 4 servings

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4 thoughts on “Recipe: Fresh Crab Salad

  1. Sophie March 9, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Nice and fresh recipe Nancy! My husband doesn’t really like celery, would you recommend another raw veggie to replace it? I was thinking carrot but I’m not too sure about that… Thanks for your tip!

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    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog March 9, 2016 / 5:37 pm

      Hi Sophie – great question! The minced celery is there mainly for the crunch and the little bit of salt it adds, as well as to add bulk. It really adds no other flavor. As a substitute, you can use minced cabbage along with either a dash of celery seeds or salt, for the added salt flavor. You could also consider substituting fennel (licorice root), but just know that although it lends a similar crunch, the taste is similar to that licorice. A few other possible celery substitutes include: diced cucumber, the rib part of lettuce, jicama (sweet taste) or apple (sweet or tart depending on the variety). Depending on the flavor/texture you want to add, any of them could work. Let me know what you decide and how it works out. Thanks so much for your comments. – Nancy Jean

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      • Sophie March 9, 2016 / 6:21 pm

        Nancy, thanks for taking the time for such a complete and thorough answer, I do appreciate the professionalism of your reply’s content as well because now I have plenty of options to choose from and the explanations that go along, which is absolutely what I enjoy the most (the learning part!). I will have to study this before I dive in and will make sure to re-read your good advice when time comes! Thanks again a lot! Sophie


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