Crab Salad Recipe
This simple crab salad recipe is easy to prepare using only four ingredients.
The sweetness of the crabmeat is complemented by the peppery flavor and crispness of watercress to give this salad its own unique flavor with just a few ingredients.
See the easy ingredient exchanges and menu planner
for ideas on how to make several quick meals
from this delicious recipe for crab salad.
4 Ingredients Needed:
2 cups of cooked crabmeat
(flaked or lump - broken into pieces)
**3 - 4 tbsp of dressing of your choice
(Italian, French, or Caesar are good choices)
1 jar (7.5 oz) marinated artichoke hearts
(drained and cut into small chunks)
2 cups fresh watercress - washed and chopped
** A couple of other dressing options you might like to try that are filled with flavor and perfect for this crab salad are our
lemony zing salsa
or, for a creamier dressing, our
simple lemon salad dressing
Both are quick to make and delicious.
- If you are cooking your own crabmeat, you will need to prepare 2 cups and allow to cool
________________________________________________________Quick Meals - Menu Planner:
1. Break the crabmeat into pieces and marinate in a bowl with the salad dressing for one hour.
2. After one hour, add all the other ingredients and toss seafood salad well to coat.
Light Meal Ideas (suitable for lunch or a light dinner):
** Serve this quick crab salad recipe on top of romaine lettuce with a side of roasted vegetables.
** Crab Stuffed Avocado with Cheese Toast: This easy seafood salad can also be scooped into an avocado half and served along with rye toast with melted cheese on top for a
quick and flavorful meal.
** Another great way to serve this quick salad is to layer our simple crab salad in parfait glasses alternating between layers of peeled orange segments and the crab salad.
Main Meal Ideas:
** Serve this quick salad as a sushi filling by rolling up in sheets of nori seaweed and then cutting into one inch pieces. Serve along with a warm bowl of brown rice flavored with soy sauce, lemon juice and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
** Or make a crab salad sandwich by simply scooping salad on to thick cut bread (French bread or foccacia bread are good choices) with a bowl of your favorite soup and a side of steamed vegetables
** Serve this quick crab salad recipe stuffed inside mushroom caps. You can also put shredded cheese on top and place under a broiler until the cheese melts.
Try a different twist on this crab salad recipe with the ingredient exchanges listed below.
Instead of Artichoke Hearts:
*Roasted Red Peppers - 1 cup chopped or
*Celery - 1 cup sliced thinly or
*Fresh Snow Peas - 1 cup sliced into pieces
Instead of Watercress:
*Red Cabbage - 2 cups finely shredded or
*Jicama - 2 cups diced or
*Carrots - 2 cups finely shredded
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Cranberry Apple Salad
Wild Rice Black Bean Salad
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