Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Adapted from a recipe from the back of a Ritz box (I think), this version is healthier and more refreshing, without sacrificing flavor!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 ounces imitation crabmeat (or lobster)
  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, finely diced (or grate if you prefer a less crunchy salad)
  • 14 onion, diced fine
  • 10 Ritz crackers, crushed (reduced fat worked well)
  • 4 tablespoons Miracle Whip (to moisten and combine flavors)
  • seasoning salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • iceberg lettuce, cleaned and leaves separated


  1. Into a large mixing bowl, flake or chop the seafood. If you have crab sticks, you may want to use scissors to cut the crab into bite size pieces.
  2. Add the celery, carrots, onion, crackers, and Miracle Whip. Stir to combine. If the salad seems too dry, add additional Miracle Whip.
  3. Taste and add additional seasoning salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve in iceberg lettuce leaves.


Most Helpful

First, I want to thank you so much for trying one of my recipes (Garlic Boursin Cheese Spread) and the lovely review. To show my appreciation, I decided to make this one. Boy and I glad i did. This is a WONDERFUL crab salad. We loved the combination of ingredients and textures. I did add a little more Miracle Whip than called for as we wanted more dressing. Can't wait to make this again. Thanks so much for sharing it, jo_mama!!!

Merlot February 08, 2009

I really enjoyed this. Nice and light, very crunchy, and a good flavor. I used a scallion instead of the onion as it was what I had on hand. If you like a lot of dressing, this is not the salad for you. As I like my dressings very light, this was perfect. I crushed up the crackers too fine though--next time I'll just break them up a bit. I liked when I got a noticable cracker bit. Thanks jo_mama for a lovely lunch today!

helowy April 27, 2007

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