Healthy Recipe | Fresh Crab Salad

fresh crab salad recipe

Fresh crab salad is a light, flavorful and extremely versatile recipe. It’s perfect for everything from a light luncheon to a picnic to a large tailgating event. It’s even a great recipe when you are entertaining. It only takes a few minutes to make but always disappears quickly.

Fresh Crab Salad Recipe


  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt, plus to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. Splenda
  • 2 pinches of celery dry seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup celery, sliced very thinly
  • 1 Tbsp. Fat free mayo
  • 12 oz. fresh lump crab meat
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped
  • Romaine lettuce ribs or endive leaves
  • Ground pepper and paprika to taste


  1. In small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, water, salt, Splenda and celery seasoning.
  2. Add celery; the liquid should completely cover the celery. Cover bowl and refrigerate for 30 minutes; then, dain celery, reserving liquid.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk mayo with 1 Tbsp. of celery liquid until thoroughly combined.
  4. Flake the crab meat into the dressing, add celery and chives, and stir to combine.
  5. Season to taste with pepper, salt, celery liquid and paprika.

SERVINGS: Makes 4 servings. Each serving; 2 Protein, 1/2 Vegetable

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