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This is a fabulously easy crab salad recipe that makes the most of imitation crab and fresh celery. Both ingredients are cut into pieces of a similar shape and size. This makes a delightful looking, tasty salad. The finely minced onions add more flavor, but are not very visible. The parsley adds little flecks of color and flavor. Together, you get a very simple salad with hardly any effort on your part.

Serve this delicious crab salad recipe in a simple bowl as we did, or you can set it out on a platter heaped on a bed of lettuce leaves. Use red lettuce to make the salad really stand out. This chunky salad is fun to eat; all the kids will love it. Cutting the celery and the imitation crab on the diagonal adds a distinctive look to this salad that makes it very attractive on the table.

This is a great salad that can be made year round. Celery is available all year, as is imitation crab. The red and green colors could also make this a refreshing holiday salad. It will jazz up your holidays with some light seafood dishes instead of lots of heavy, rich dishes. This simple salad can really be made anytime you feel a craving for an easy crab salad recipe. You can also bring this salad to potlucks, family gatherings, or picnics. It is a versatile salad that fits in with almost any menu.

Easy Imitation Crab Recipe
Summary:: The crunch of celery and the aromatic appeal of parsley and lemon complement the imitation crabmeat in this recipe, and the resulting salad is ideal for almost any occasion.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 (12 ounce) package imitation crab meat, cut on the diagonal
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons onions, finely minced
  • ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 9 ounces chopped raw celery
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  1. Combine the imitation crab, celery, and onions.
  2. Add in the mayonnaise, parsley, and lemon juice. Mix well.
  3. Season to taste with salt and lemon pepper seasoning.
  4. Let the salad chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving.

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This colorful imitation crab salad is full of crunchy goodness. The celery provides a lot of crunch, while the crab adds color and flavor. This is a great simple salad that you can throw together easily. Let it chill while you work on the rest of the meal. Enjoy it on its own for a light lunch or serve it as a side dish or appetizer. Cutting the crab and the celery on the diagonal adds visual interest and is reminiscent of an Asian style dish. Keep this recipe handy anytime you need something simple.


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