This seafood salad is a blend of imitation crab and shrimp in a creamy dill dressing with fresh vegetables. An easy high protein lunch option that takes just minutes to make!
I love a good salad for lunch, I often whip up a quick orzo salad, ramen noodle salad, or this irresistible seafood salad. This salad can be served in so many different ways and it always gets rave reviews.
I love a good seafood salad, and it’s actually so easy to make at home! I used to stop by my grocery store deli to pick some up, but now I just whip up a batch in minutes whenever the craving strikes.
The base of this salad is shrimp and imitation crab meat. The seafood is combined with celery, red onion, fresh dill, Old Bay seasoning, lemon juice and mayonnaise. Everything gets tossed together to make an ultra creamy and flavorful salad.
Seafood salad is often made with imitation crab, because it’s inexpensive, available year round, and can be found in almost every grocery store. Imitation crab is made of mild white fish, typically Alaskan Pollock, which is blended with other ingredients to form a product that looks and tastes similar to real crab. You can use real crab in your seafood salad if you prefer, but it’s definitely easier to go with imitation crab.
14 ounces crab meat
1/2 cup mayonnaise
12 stalks celery (amount per preference), finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dill
salt & pepper to taste
Separate crab into individual pieces (only if compressed in package – if not, disregard) and chop into 1/2 inch pieces; add to a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and gently stir until well combined. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate to store. If you don’t have any Old Bay, use a combination of celery salt and paprika.