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Crab salad in a bowl with an array of saltine crackers

Crab Salad

This crab salad is a flavorful take on seafood salad, made with imitation crabmeat, celery, green onions, mayonnaise, and some Old Bay seasoning for tons of flavor. Delicious with crackers or stuffed into buns for an inexpensive but delicious play on lobster rolls!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword cookouts, potluck, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 308kcal


  • Large bowl
  • Large spoon


  • 1 pound imitation crabmeat flaked
  • cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green onions approximately 2 green onions
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • squeeze of fresh lemon juice plus wedges for serving
  • crackers or hot-dog-style buns for serving


  • Add all ingredients to large bowl. Gently stir until well mixed.
    Ingredients for crab salad in a glass mixing bowl
  • Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to eat. Stir again before serving. Serve with buns or crackers, and lemon wedges to garnish.


  • Make it Keto: Use real crab meat instead of imitation crab. Serve on lettuce wraps, in avocados, or with slices of cucumber.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Nutritional values shown reflect information for 1 serving. Macros may vary slightly depending on the specific brands of ingredients used.
To determine the size of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed, then weigh the entire recipe when finished. Divide the total weight (not including the weight of the container the salad is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 1259mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 19g