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Imitation crab meat is a wonderful foundation for a seafood salad. It is sweet, tender, and versatile. We used imitation crab meat to make our Surimi Salad (surimi means imitation crab). It is colorful, flavorful, and easy to use. This is a great crab meat salad that you can serve with pride. It takes only minutes to make, but you want to chill it before serving. When you present this salad to your family, you will have something to be proud of.

Serve this delicious crab meat salad for an appetizer, for a full lunch or a side dish at dinner. It could be a whole dinner if you want a light meal in the evening. Serve it up with some bread sticks or crusty bread for a more filling meal. Buttery crackers also complement this salad very well.

The creamy dressing really helps pull all the ingredients of this salad together. Taking time in the fridge to chill allows the dressing to gather all the flavors of the ingredients together, making the entire salad into a delicious dish. You can also pile this on some sturdy bread and make a sandwich out of it. For appetizers, put a small spoonful on crackers or crostini bread. Your guests will love it. It is wonderful when you can use a recipe that is as versatile as this one is. Feel free to substitute ingredients as needed. Of course, you can make this salad with real lump crab meat as well.

Surimi Salad
Summary:: Imitation crab is blended with celery, green onions and more, in a rich and creamy mayonnaise and sour cream dressing. Serve this in a sandwich or on a baked potato.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1-½ pound package surimi (imitation crab)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup green onions, finely chopped
  • ½ cup celery stalks, sliced
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • Juice from 1 small lemon (1-2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  1. Hand knead the surimi in a bowl until all the large pieces are broken down into small chunks and shreds. Set aside.
  2. Mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, onions, celery, tomatoes, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper together in a small bowl.
  3. Add the surimi and toss well.
  4. Cover the salad and refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour to let the flavors blend.
  5. This salad can also be made the day before.
  6. Serve chilled on a bed of greens.

Photo Description:

This creamy Surimi Salad is a wonderful way to enjoy seafood. Surimi is imitation crab. Does not look delicious in the photo? Large chunks and smaller shreds make this salad interesting visually. It is a beautiful crab salad of red, white, and green. The creamy sauce helps bring all the flavors together. Serve it on top of a bed of fresh lettuce leaves to really show it off. This simple imitation crab meat salad can be put together in minutes. Be sure to allow time for the salad to chill so the flavors blend nicely.

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