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Zesty Seafood Salad in a bowl with a spoon.
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5 from 8 votes

Zesty Crab Salad Recipe

If you love crab meat salad, you'll love this zesty spin on a classic. This chunky seafood salad is creamy, and loaded with flavor and texture. Enjoy it alone, on a salad, or in a toasted, buttered roll.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab salad, immitation crab salad, zesty crab salad
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 258cal
Cost: $7


  • cutting board & knife
  • large mixing bowl with a lid
  • wooden spoon


  • 2 pounds Imitation Crab meat chunked
  • 1 cup celery chopped into small pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper cored, seeded, and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 small shallot diced into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • cup Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil


  • Prepare all vegetables and add them to a large mixing bowl.
  • Pull crab meat block apart with clean hands. It will come apart easily in larger sized chunks. For this salad, you really want the texture so I would avoid using a food processor.
  • In a large bowl, add the chunked crab meat, vegetables, Italian Dressing, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and dried basil. Mix all ingredients well to combine.
  • Cover this salad and store it in the refrigerator, covered or at least one hour. This will help to thicken the texture.


Nutritional values may vary and are meant to be a guide.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 258cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 688mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg