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A bowl of mock crab meat in a salad.

Easy Crab Salad

A refreshing salad dressed with creamy mayo and greek yogurt sauce spiked with as much Tabasco hot pepper sauce as you desire.

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 (1/2-cup) servings 1x




  • 16 ounces imitation crab meat, flake style
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onion tops, sliced
  • 1/2 cup plum tomato, seeded and chopped

Greek Yogurt Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon, or more Tabasco hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Rinse, drain, and rough chop crab meat.
  2. Mix crab meat and vegetables together in a large bowl.
  3. Make the sauce by combing all ingredients together in a medium bowl, stirring well.
  4. Add the sauce to the crab meat mixture and toss to combine.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Salad may be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • You may substitute real lump crab meat for the imitation meat, remove any leftover pieces of shells before using.
  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: easy crab salad, crab salad

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