This light crab salad recipe is such a simple salad recipe. The salad has crab meat, red pepper, red onion, cucumbers, and cauliflower and is topped with a mayo dressing! Such a light salad with so much flavor.

This salad, our broccoli bacon salad, and the quick cauliflower broccoli salad are great potluck ideas.

Easy Crab salad recipe in a bowl with cauliflower on the side.

Crunchy Salad-

My salad is quick to make, easy to serve, and tastes wonderful. This salad happens to be one of those. Just chop, mix, and serve. It’s amazing how much flavor you get from the cauliflower florets, along with the cucumbers and red pepper, when added with crab, creating a unique salad.

This is an excellent salad for parties or potlucks since it doesn’t immediately get soggy. I love the taste of crab meat; it truly amazes me how well it goes in salads.

Step-by-step photo collage of how to make crab salad.

How to Make Light Crab Salad

This light crab salad is as easy as it gets!

  1. Cut all the vegetables and add them to a bowl.
  2. Add the mayo as a dressing, and season with salt, pepper, and fresh dill.
  3. Serve, and enjoy friends!

Expert Tip for the Perfect Salad:

Keep the cauliflower florets small; you don’t want them to overpower the remaining ingredients. Keep all of the ingredients similar in size.

Try These Other Recipes with Crab:

Salad in a bowl with chopped vegetables.

Crab Salad –

This crab salad recipe is excellent for a simple lunch, a side dish for dinner, or a gathering with friends or family.

This is an excellent salad in the summertime when you’re getting together with family at the park or for a potluck. You can prepare this recipe in advance. Just don’t mix it until you are going to be serving it.

What Kind of Crab Meat Can I Use?

You can use imitation crab, canned crab, or freshly cooked crab for this recipe!

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Light Crab Salad Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 6 votes
Easy Light crab salad recipe. The salad has crab meat, red pepper, red onion, cucumbers, cauliflower, and topped with a mayo dressing! Such an easy salad with so much flavor. Especially good for potluck and parties.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 oz crab meat, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 small cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower, small florets
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Dill


  • Slice crab, pepper, cucumbers, onion into thin slices. Cut cauliflower in small florets.
  • Combine all ingredients together.
  • Add dill, add mayo, salt and pepper. Mix everything.
  • Add some more dill for decor if desired. Serve.


215kcal Calories8g Carbs13g Protein15g Fat2g Saturated Fat8g Polyunsaturated Fat3g Monounsaturated Fat0.04g Trans Fat32mg Cholesterol609mg Sodium519mg Potassium3g Fiber5g Sugar1073IU Vitamin A66mg Vitamin C62mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Light Crab Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 32mg11%
Sodium 609mg26%
Potassium 519mg15%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1073IU21%
Vitamin C 66mg80%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)