Hold the mayo! We use ingredients that are high in flavor but low in calories--lime juice, ginger, cilantro and chile peppers among them--to make this crab salad both nutritionally sound and absolutely delicious. If you want to skip the pita, serve on a bed of Boston lettuce or mixed greens.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1992


Recipe Summary

20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk vinegar, oil, lime juice and pepper in a medium bowl. Add ginger, crab, celery, onion, cilantro and jalapeno; toss well. Line pita halves with lettuce and fill with crab salad.



Note: Crab meat can be purchased in handy, 3.5-ounce, shelf-stable pouches--usually found in the same section as canned tuna. Each pouch is one serving.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; protein 27.8g 56% DV; carbohydrates 37.8g 12% DV; exchange other carbs 2.5; dietary fiber 5.6g 22% DV; sugars 1.6g; fat 9.9g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.3g 6% DV; cholesterol 70mg 23% DV; vitamin a iu 665IU 13% DV; vitamin c 5.1mg 9% DV; folate 45.5mcg 11% DV; calcium 99mg 10% DV; iron 2.7mg 15% DV; magnesium 51.2mg 18% DV; potassium 240.7mg 7% DV; sodium 667.9mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 24% DV.

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OK but not quite what I was hoping for. I used yellow onion instead of red and I think the result may have been less tasty because of the substitution. Read More