This is one of the fastest salads to make but it does not look or taste like you just threw it together! I love seafood salad but my husband love, loves it. When I made this recipe, he ate nearly all of it and then asked if I would make more. He is lucky that it is easy to make!


16 oz. imitation crab meat (preferably flaked style)
1/2 cup celery – finely diced
3 Tbsp. red onion – very finely diced
1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh dill – chopped (or 1/2 tsp. dried dill)
salt & pepper – to taste


In a large bowl, place the imitation crab, celery, red onion, Old Bay, lemon juice, mayonnaise, dill, salt, and pepper.

Toss gently to coat.

Either serve immediately or cover and refrigerate. Salad will keep in the fridge for up to 2 days.

How you serve this is the big question! We love piling it on a crusty baguette with lettuce or eating it with crackers. Other ideas to consider:

  • Scoop into a butter lettuce cup
  • Add pasta for a seafood pasta salad (chilled)
  • Bake puff pastry shells and fill with seafood salad
  • Hollow out a tomato and fill it with seafood salad.


* Old Bay seasoning is unique, and no other seasoning matches it well. – at least to my knowledge. It is usually easy to find but if you cannot find any, you can make a spice mixture that is very close. There are 18 ingredients in Old Bay and the full list is a secret so… you do the best you can! The recipe calls for 1/2 tsp. and the following mix makes about 1/4 cup. All you need is an airtight container for storing it and I think you will find that you will use it!

SEASONING SIMILAR TO OLD BAY (I don’t think anyone has figured out what the 2 unknown ingredients are!)

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