Healthy Crab Salad

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by jo_mama

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

Top Review by Merlot

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!!!

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.

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