Easy and delicious, crab salad is a perfect appetizer or side dish for any occasion. Best of all, you can dress it up any way you want by adding fruit, veggies, other seafood, and even pasta.

By Andrea Beck

This isn't just any seafood salad -- crab meat salad is light, delicious, and easy to prepare, especially if you're using imitation crab meat. Plus, crab salad recipes are easily customized -- you can spice up the dressing, or leave it simple and swap out different fruits and veggies instead. You can even make a more hearty crab pasta salad. Whether you're using fresh crab or canned crab meat, this dish will always be popular as an appetizer or side.

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How to Make Crab-Fennel Salad

A good crab salad needs a yummy dressing, and this recipe has it. Yogurt, mayonnaise, and milk keep it simple and traditional, while curry powder gives the salad heat. This is one crab recipe you'll definitely want to keep on hand.

Get the full recipe for Crab-Fennel Salad here.

Prepare the Dressing

In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, mayonnaise, milk, and curry powder. If the dressing is too thick, you can thin it with additional milk.

Combine Fruit, Crab Meat, and Fennel

In a large bowl, combine fresh fruit, crab meat, and fennel. The fruits we recommend using in this crab salad recipe are cantaloupe, strawberries, honeydew melon, and pineapple.

Dress and Serve

Divide salad greens or lettuce slices among three salad plates. Top with the crab meat, fruit, and fennel mixture, drizzle with dressing, and serve.

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