Crab Salad

This fresh and clean crab salad sits on top of crunchy romaine lettuce with extra crunch coming from bell pepper and celery. The sweet crab is laced with a creamy dressing (thanks to Greek-style yogurt and mayo) with just a hint of Old Bay seasoning. Lemon and herbs bring it all together and brighten everything up.

Crab Salad
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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • cup whole-milk plain strained yogurt, such as Greek-style

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest, plus more for garnish

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon 30%-less-sodium Old Bay seasoning

  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, drained and picked over

  • 1 small red bell pepper, very thinly sliced

  • 2 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup very thinly sliced red onion

  • 6 cups chopped romaine hearts


  1. Whisk yogurt, mayonnaise, dill, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice and Old Bay in a medium bowl until combined. Fold in crab, bell pepper, celery and onion. Serve the crab salad over lettuce; garnish with additional lemon zest and dill, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

185 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 185
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g 40%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Vitamin A 4668IU 93%
Vitamin C 24mg 27%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 81mcg 20%
Vitamin K 88mcg 73%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Calcium 113mg 9%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 229mg 5%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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