Light Crab Salad Recipe

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

Crab salad recipe in a bowl.

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Crab salad

My kind of salad is one that 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 the cauliflower florets along with the cucumbers and red pepper have when added with crab, a unique salad indeed.

This is a great salad to make for parties 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 of crab salad.

How to make light crab salad

Making a light crab salad gets any easier than this crab salad. All you need to do is cut all of the vegetables, add the mayo as a dressing, season with salt, pepper and fresh dill. Done! Easy peasy.

Be sure to keep the cauliflower florets small, you don’t want them to overpower the rest of the ingredients. Keep all of the ingredients similar in size.

Crab salad in a serving bowl.

Crab salad recipe

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

This is a great salad to make 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?

For this recipe, you can use either imitation crab (not the healthiest choice), canned crab, or fresh cooked crab (yes)!.

Crab salad recipe.

Vegetable salad

Those this vegetable salad with crab is so good when the vegetables are freshly grown during summer, it’s the perfect recipe for winter days as well since all of the ingredients are always in the stores! A great salad to enjoy all year round.

Other crab salad recipes to enjoy: Crab and Cucumber Salad, and the Crab and Cabbage Salad.

Light Crab Salad Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

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. 

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 90 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 8 oz crab meat, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 2 small cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 ½ cups cauliflower, small florets
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/3 mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Dill
  1. Slice crab, pepper, cucumbers, onion into thin slices. Cut cauliflower in small florets.
  2. Combine all ingredients together.
  3. Add dill, add mayo, salt and pepper. Mix everything.
  4. Add some more dill for decor if desired. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Light Crab Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 491mg 20%
Potassium 522mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 21.1%
Vitamin C 81.4%
Calcium 5.9%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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