Crab and Apple Salad - Apple, Walnut, and Basil Crab Salad

Crab Apple Salad
Crab Apple Salad, If you are looking for a novel version for a crab salad recipe, what about this exciting walnut and basil crab salad? The fruit and nuts go wonderfully with the flavor of crab and the mustard adds a hint of heat to the finished dish and contrasts well with the creamy mayonnaise. If you are not a fan of mustard, feel free to leave it out altogether. Parsley, thyme, and other herbs can be added or used instead of the basil if you do not have any on hand.

Apple Crab Salad

You can use fresh crab meat, canned crab meat, or even imitation crab in this tasty recipe. Choose a variety with a lot of flavor like Dungeness or blue crab if you can get them. Imitation crab works great and adds a firmer texture and more color to the finished salad. This is a very simple recipe that can be made earlier in the afternoon, then chilled until dinner. Chilling helps the salad come together, blending flavors and giving the dressing more body.

Creamy Crab Salad Recipe with Mustard Mayo

This crab salad recipe is delicious as an appetizer, a flavorful lunch or even as a nice cold filling for baked potatoes. There are so many things you can do with this crab salad. For appetizers, fold a spoonful in a curved lettuce leaf. You can make this salad as a complete light meal or pair it with some delicious soup or crusty bread. It also makes a wonderful side dish to complement any main dish you may be preparing.

Apple Crab Salad

Crab and Apple Salad Ingredients

  1. 1 pound crab meat or chopped imitation crab
  2. Juice of 1 lemon
  3. Zest of 1 lemon
  4. 1 green onion, finely chopped
  5. ½ cup mayonnaise
  6. 1 teaspoon mustard
  7. ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  8. 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  9. ½ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  10. Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Crab Apple Salad Preparation

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.
  2. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, basil, apple, and walnuts.
  3. Add the crab and green onion, and then chill for 30 minutes before serving.

Apple Crab Salad Nutrition

Servings: 3
Amount per serving  
  1. Calories 463
  2. Total Fat 28.6g 37%
  3. Saturated Fat 2.6g 13%
  4. Cholesterol 91mg 30%
  5. Sodium 1640mg 71%
  6. Total Carbohydrate 25.3g 9%
  7. Dietary Fiber 3.6g 13%
  8. Total Sugars 10.7g  
  9. Protein 25g  
  10. Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
  11. Calcium 575mg 44%
  12. Iron 3mg 18%
  13. Potassium 226mg 5%

Crab Apple Salad 

Crab and Apple Salad

This delicious salad combines apples, walnuts and crab along with fresh herbs to make a delicious meal. We have served it up with lemon slices, parsley, and fennel on a bed of lettuce. Since we opted to use imitation crab when we prepared it, we used a couple of whole sticks to frame the scoop of crab salad. Doesn't it look tasty? If you use an apple with a red skin, the extra color can add a lot of visual appeal to the salad, though you can use other apples if you prefer.