Crab Salad

This recipe makes an excellent crab salad sandwich for lunch.

crab salad in bowl

Katlyn Moncada

Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
3 1/2 cups

If you frequently enjoy crab salad sandwiches, this is your chance to skip the store-bought stuff and make your own. This crab salad recipe only requires a handful of ingredients and comes together in 15 minutes. For seasoning, we enjoy fresh chives or dill for some bright herbal notes, but you can easily omit or add more. The best part about this crab salad recipe is that it tastes amazing with both fresh lump crabmeat or imitation crab meat. Allow the crab salad to chill at least an hour before serving and enjoy within 3 days for best quality.


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tbsp shallot, finely chopped (about 1 medium)

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chives or dill

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

  • 3/4 teaspoon old bay seasoning

  • 1 pound crabmeat (fresh or imitation)

  • 1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

  • 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, shallot, lemon juice, chives, mustard, and Old Bay seasoning. If using imitation crabmeat, chop into bite-sized pieces. Add crab meat and celery, toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. One serving is ½ cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

166 Calories
12g Fat
1g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 7
Calories 166.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.3g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 69.5mg 23%
Sodium 447.6mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 1.2g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Total Sugars 0.6g
Protein 12g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Vitamin C 3.3mg 16%
Calcium 66.9mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Potassium 210.1mg 4%
Fatty acids, total trans 0g
Vitamin D 1.1IU
Alanine 0.6g
Arginine 1.2g
Ash 1.9g
Aspartic acid 1.1g
Caffeine 0mg
Carotene, alpha 0.1mcg
Choline, total 59mg
Copper, Cu 0.5mg
Cystine 0.1g
Energy 694.7kJ
Fluoride, F 0.3mcg
Folate, total 38.6mcg
Glutamic acid 1.8g
Glycine 0.7g
Histidine 0.3g
Isoleucine 0.5g
Leucine 0.9g
Lysine 0.9g
Methionine 0.3g
Magnesium, Mg 26.2mg
Manganese, Mn 0.1mg
Niacin 1.8mg
Phosphorus, P 160.8mg
Pantothenic acid 0.7mg
Phenylalanine 0.5g
Phytosterols 0.8mg
Proline 0.5g
Retinol 3mcg
Selenium, Se 28.5mcg
Serine 0.5g
Starch 0g
Theobromine 0mg
Threonine 0.5g
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1.7mg
Tryptophan 0.2g
Tyrosine 0.4g
Valine 0.5g
Vitamin A, IU 69.7IU
Vitamin A, RAE 6mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 28.9mcg
Water 68.4g
Zinc, Zn 2.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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