This super simple crab salad is a combination of all the basics: imitation crab, celery, red onion, lemon juice and mayonnaise. And in my opinion is the best for an easy weekday meal.

It brings back all the childhood memories and tastes just like my mom used to make it. It is a great idea for a light lunch or a quick appetizer when you have unexpected company.  I love eating it for lunch when I don’t have a lot of time to make anything extravagant.

It is very tasty and refreshing.

It is super versatile as well. You can enjoy it by itself, as a dip or serve atop a bed of fresh lettuce. Serve it on hoagy rolls and guarantee comfort to your guests.

Lots of people are not fond of imitation crab and you can absolutely substitute for real crab meat. It is however going to be way more expensive. I think it is a great idea for a special occasions when you don’t mind to splurge on a real thing. Serve it in a clear martini glasses for a heavenly seafood delight!

And if you are feeling super fancy you can even use chopped cooked lobster meat for a 5-star restaurant offering.

It only takes under 10 minutes and 5 ingredients to make. Crab meat is a great nutritious seafood protein that is light but filling.

Celery adds a delicious crunch to the salad while red onion gives a little spice. Dill brings in the unbeatable freshness. I also love adding a little bit of lemon juice for an extra kick.  And all of the ingredients together create a perfect balance of flavors.