Desneige's Crazy Crab Salad

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Preparation Time 15 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $0.93
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Crab Salad
8 oz (1 cup)Chunk Crab Meat
1/2 cupCelery, fine dice
3 tbspRed Onion, fine dice
1 tbspParsley, roughly chopped
2 tbspMayonnaise or Lemon Aioli (recipe below)
1/2Lemon, juice and zest
1Endive, leaves separated
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Eggless Lemon Aioli
1/3 cupCold Milk (2% or Whole, Soy and Almond Milk will also work)
1/2 tbspLemon Juice
1 tspDijon Mustard (optional)
3 clovesGarlic, peeled
1/2 cupExtra Virgin Olive Oil or any oil you prefer (Walnut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, etc.)
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. ​For the aioli, add the milk, lemon juice, garlic and mustard to a food processor. Pulse to combine well. Very slowly drizzle in your oil while the food processor is running. Continue to add the oil until the mixture has thickened up like mayonnaise. Season to taste.
  2. For the crab salad, combine all ingredients together and mix until combined. Portion the crab salad into the endive leaves and serve.


  • ​Seafood such as crab is relatively low in calories, low in fat and high in protein. These choices become calorie-dense when they are mixed with fats such as mayonnaise or olive oil, making seafood salad a great choice for small appetites or those having a hard time gaining weight. 
  • 125 g of crab meat contains 100 calories and 22 g of protein. It also provides 70% of the vitamin B12 and 50% of the selenium most people need each day. Vitamin B12 is needed for nerve function and development of red blood cells. It also works with the other B vitamins to convert food into energy. Selenium is a mineral that is needed for healthy thyroid function. It also acts as an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system. There is strong evidence that diets rich in selenium reduce prostate cancer risk. 
  • What’s the difference between mayonnaise and aioli? Traditionally, aioli contains olive oil, a heart-healthy fat, and garlic, a cancer-fighting food. Mayonnaise is made with eggs and sometimes uses lower quality oils such as corn or soybean oil. These oils are high in polyunsaturated fats, which can increase overall inlammation.