Imitation Crab Salad

"Great Summer Salad, you can use all crab or you can use half shrimp and half crab."
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  • Cut crab into bite-sized pieces.
  • Combine the crab with the onions, celery, lemon juice, mayonnaise, dill weed and horseradish; mix well.
  • Place the salad greens on 2 plates for large portions and 3 plates for small portions.
  • Divide crab mixture among the plates; sprinkle with the parsley.
  • Place lemon wedges on plate.
  • Serve.

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  1. Evan P.
  2. kandy.toles
    Is there a way to remove comments and ads so I can print a clean copy.


  1. MonicaD
    I have used this recipe with great success for more years than I care to count but I use a hot pepper sauce(to taste)in place of the horseradish. Horseradish,as with other bottled sauces,suffers from manufacturers choice in that the a/m product often is too vinegary so or so hot it burns the retina. Go with what you know you can depend on for that touch of fire that gives this recipe its'distinction.
  2. Iluv2cook59
    I am sure I have reviewed this recipe before, but, hey I could be wrong, obviously!! My daughterinlaw's fav summer salad, actually I have made this as an appetizer in winter too.. so a fav all year round. I followed your recipe to a T, but this time round, I added a quarter of an english cucumber, thinly diced, 1 tomatoe, and 1/2 a purple onion, just because I was out of green onions. It tasted spot on and of course the horseradish (my opinion) "hit the nail on the head" for a culmination of "titilatting" tastebud sensational salad! Thank you for sharing !
  3. teresas
    Very delicious salad. I made as posted except didn't use fresh lemon juice, I used the bottle kind. I felt it was missing the extra spiciness that I love. Next time I plan to add some cayenne pepper or maybe some smoked paprika. Thanks for posting. :)
  4. GotBoxer
    My family hates crab salad or atleast that is what they have always said. I had only had a fork full of it before I put in the fridge to have the next evening. However, when I had gotten home from work that next day, I found an empty bowl in the sink and two very happy children asking if there was any more. If the kids liked it - it has to be good.
  5. Brenda M.
    My mother-in-law made this years ago somehow her recipe book got sold at the estate sale so I missing a lot of things that she made that we're all time favorites in mind this is the exact recipe and it is utterly delicious. I added a few sliced black olives and follow the recipe to the letter thank you so very much


  1. Tys Kitchen
    Update: Frequently make this and take it to work. Still skip the dill weed and horseradish. But I also substitute cauliflower for salad greens - sounds strange. I just chop the cauliflower and add it into the mixture. The entire salad keeps in the fridge and I just take a serving to work each day.<br/><br/>May 15, 2007: My new favourite lunch. I left out the dill weed (never have liked dill) and the horseradish (didn't have).
  2. wcramer06
    This was a very good salad! I am making it again today, this time with imitation lobster. I am not a big horseradish fan normally, but this is wonderful! I used red onion instead of the green onion, but the rest I stuck with the recipe. YUM and thank you!


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