Recipes and Cooking Fish Recipes Shellfish Crab Salad This recipe makes an excellent crab salad sandwich for lunch. By Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke, MS Sarah Brekke is a culinary specialist with the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen. Her work includes recipe testing and development, food styling, and the creation of food video content. Her work expands across many of the Dotdash Meredith food brands including Magnolia Journal, Allrecipes, and various special interest publications. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in culinary science from Iowa State University and a Master of Science degree in food science from Kansas State University. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 12, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Katlyn Moncada Prep Time: 15 mins Chill Time: 1 hrs Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Servings: 7 Yield: 3 1/2 cups Jump to Nutrition Facts 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. Ingredients 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 Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 166 Calories 12g Fat 1g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.