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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Low-Point Crab Salad

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This recipe is made with fresh crab meat. You can use imitation crab meat as well, if you're in a location where fresh crab meat isn't readily available. Either way, you'll love this creamy recipe that has the perfect amount of sweet and spicy flavor to please your palate.

Low-Point Crab Salad

- 8 oz. thawed fresh crab meat (or imitation crab meat if fresh crab isn't available in your area)
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/3 cup light mayonnaise *See notes below
- 1/3 cup light miracle whip *See notes below
- 3 boiled eggs, chopped
- 2 Tbs chopped onion
- 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 to 2 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning (per your desired taste), optional
- salt and pepper to taste


Combine all ingredients and chill for 1 to 2 hours before serving for cooler, tastier results!  If you'd like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.

Total servings - 2 cups
Serving size - 1/2 cup
Points per serving using fresh crab meat - 4.5
Points per serving using imitation crab meat - 5
Points plus per serving using fresh crab meat - 4
Points plus per serving using imitation crab meat - 5


* You do not have to use both mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. Although it's not necessary to use both if you do not have both on hand, Miracle Whip offers a more sweet, spicy flavor that some people prefer over mayonnaise. 

* What is the difference between mayonnaise and Miracle Whip? - To be called a mayonnaise, it must contain 65% vegetable oil by weight. Although Kraft keeps the oil content in Miracle Whip a secret, they confirmed that the oil content is too low to meet the mayo standard, per www.realsimple.com.

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