Delicious Crab Salad Recipe with Lemon

Lemon Crab Salad
When you are in the mood for crab salad, you do not always want it bogged down with a heavy mayonnaise dressing. This salad will come to your rescue. Featuring the sweet meat of the Dungeness crab, our Meyer lemon crab salad is one you will make over and over again. It is simple and brings out the best in the crab meat.

Lemon Crab Salad

Serve this delicious salad for appetizers, brunch, lunch, or dinner. It can be the main event or a side dish. If you have any leftovers... well, that is a pretty slim chance. Everyone loves this light crab salad recipe so much that it is very rare to have any left over. If you like wine with your crab, pair this up with a light, crisp white wine with a hint of sweetness.

Meyer Lemon Crab Salad

You can make this salad in only 15 minutes from start to finish, so serve it whenever you do not want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If you cannot get Dungeness crab in your area, use the freshest crab you can find. Canned crab is okay, but it just does not have the same flavor as a fresh crab. Ask at your local fishmonger if they can pick the meat for you. If not, they can at least crack and clean it so picking the meat out is easier for you once you get home. Always keep your crab on ice; it deteriorates rapidly. Bring a cooler with you to the market to keep it fresh.

Lemon Crab Salad Ingredients 

  1. ¾ pound Dungeness crab, cooked and shelled
  2. ¼ cup Meyer lemon juice
  3. 2 Tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
  4. 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  5. ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  6. ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  7. ¼ teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
  8. Fresh greens

Meyer Lemon Crab Salad Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, lightly toss the crab with the lemon juice, shallots, sesame oil, salt, pepper, and the lemon zest.
  2. Add more salt and pepper, according to taste.
  3. Serve on a bed of fresh greens.

Lemon Crab Salad Nutrition

  1. Per Serving: 82 calories.
  2. calories from fat 35%.
  3. protein 11g; fat 3.3g
  4. saturated fat 0.5g
  5. carbohydrates 1.2g
  6. fiber 0.2g
  7. sodium 355mg
  8. cholesterol 56mg.
(Serves 6)
prep time 15 minutes

Dungeness Crab Recipes

Dungeness Crab Recipes
Doesn't our Meyer Lemon Crab Salad look tasty? Look at that pile of crab meat! This is a light, simple salad that you can serve as is, or you can add some crunchy croutons as we show in the photo. This crab salad really highlights the sweet flavor of Dungeness crab. There is a reason it is one of the best tasting crabs in the world. If you cannot get Dungeness where you live, use whatever type of crab is local to you. The point of the recipe is to make the most of those tender, white flakes of crab meat and make them the star of the show.