Are you looking for a light summer salad to serve this BBQ season? Or, perhaps you’re on a search for an appetizer that will make a great opener for your seafood feast. This simple seafood salad can work as a starter, main course, or light snack in between meals. It’s as versatile as a salad can be!
If the unthinkable happens and you’re left with leftovers after a dinner party, that’s reason for celebration! Scoop up the salad and spread it on a slice of bread. Make a seafood salad sandwich or upgrade the salad with some extra ingredients, like lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Keep reading for a lovely, simple seafood salad recipe.
How to make Seafood Salad?
Chop your crab into small pieces.
Mix the crab meat with mayonnaise, chopped celery, Old Bay seasoning, dill, salt, and pepper.
How long does it take to make a crab salad?
If you follow this recipe, there is no way it can take you longer than 10 minutes, and that’s only if the crab is being difficult. It will take you the bulk of that time to chop your crab meat and celery. The rest of the time will be spent mixing the ingredients together. If you don’t count the eating, of course!
How can I upgrade my seafood salad?
You can upgrade this seafood salad with a number of ingredients. For starters, try adding onion and garlic powder to taste. You have no idea how powerful these two actually are! They can make anything taste delightful. If you need a little more substance in your salad, add some pasta. Cold pasta will turn this dish into a main course.
What can you use in place of crab in this seafood salad?
If you don’t have access to fresh or frozen crab meat, you can use imitation crab meat. Imitation crab meat is made from lower quality fish. The fish is minced and shaped into sticks that vaguely resemble crab legs. The sticks are injected with crab flavoring, making it an affordable substitute for real crab meat!
- 14 ounces crab meat
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 12 stalks celery (amount per preference), finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dill
- salt & pepper to taste
Separate crab into individual pieces (only if compressed in package – if not, disregard) and chop into 1/2 inch pieces; add to a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and gently stir until well combined. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate to store. If you don’t have any Old Bay, use a combination of celery salt and paprika.