This Light Crab Salad Recipe is such 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.

This salad, along with our Broccoli 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 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 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

Making a light crab salad gets any easier than this crab salad. All you need to do is cut all of the vegetables and add to a bowl, 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.

try these other recipes with crab:

Salad in a bowl with chopped vegetables.

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 freshly cooked crab (yes)!.

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.

Light Crab Salad Recipe

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.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 90 kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 90kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 12gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 491mgPotassium: 522mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1055IUVitamin C: 67.2mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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