Crab salad on a yellow plate

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This crab salad is my trademark dish; I usually make this for parties and family gatherings because it is so easy and quick to make.

If it doesn’t disappear by the end of the meal it’s only because I made way too much! The secret to the great flavor is in the horseradish sauce.

Ingredients for the Crab Salad:

1 ½  pounds imitation crab meat (chopped – using a knife or food processor)
6 or 7 hard boiled eggs (diced)
1 small onion (finely diced)
1 cup  mayonnaise
1 tsp cream-style horseradish sauce
1 (15 oz) can corn (well-drained)
1 (15 oz) can peas (well-drained)

Crab Salad Recipe

How to make Crab Salad:

1. Prepare all of the ingredients by chopping 1 1/2 lb of crab meat, dicing 6 hard boiled eggs,  dicing 1 small onion and adding 1 can of drained and rinsed corn. Add them to a large bowl.

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2. Add 1 cup of mayo and 1 tsp of horseradish sauce, than mix everything together.

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3. Finally fold in the peas. Adding peas last, keeps them from breaking.

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Add more mayo and horseradish to taste.

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Notes: A food processor is not necessary, but it makes the recipe even faster and easier to make. You can cut the recipe in half if you are making it for a smaller crowd.

Natasha's Kitchen Cookbook

Russian Style Crab Salad Recipe - Крабовый Салат

4.97 from 27 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Crab salad on a yellow plate
This crab salad has been a family favorite for years. It is an easy and excellent side dish that keeps really well in the refrigerator.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 8
  • 1 ½ pounds imitation crab meat, chopped - using a knife or food processor
  • 6 or 7 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp cream-style horseradish sauce
  • 1 15 oz can corn (well-drained)
  • 1 15 oz can peas (well-drained)

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients by chopping 1 1/2 lb of crab meat, dicing 6 hard boiled eggs, dicing 1 small onion and adding 1 can of drained and rinsed corn. Add them to a large bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of mayo and 1 tsp of horseradish sauce, than mix everything together.
  • Finally fold in the peas. Adding peas last, keeps them from breaking.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Russian
Keyword: crab salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $

 

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  • Laura
    January 15, 2024

    My family loves crab salad.
    I use crab imitation meat sticks and grate them on the свекольная терка. I grate the eggs as well. I use frozen peas and omit onions. Also add cucumbers and no horseradish. My mom used to make it this way but also add rice. Grating makes it fluffy.
    You should really consider including a cucumber in your recipe card though. Basically all the reviews gave 5 stars while saying that then added a cucumber.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2024

      I’m so happy to hear your family loves this recipe, Laura! Thank you for your wonderful feedback!

      Reply

  • Xenia
    November 22, 2022

    Hi Natasha! I really do not like horseradish, but am very intrigued by this recipe. What should I do? 1)Skip this recipe, 2) Omit the horseradish, or 3) make it with the horseradish; even people who dont like horseradish like this dish!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 22, 2022

      Hi Xenia, I always make it with horseradish, but here’s what one of my readers wrote: “I’ve been making this salad for years and didn’t realize it was your recipe! Only difference is I have been using garlic instead of horseradish (easier access). Tried it with horseradish and love it as well!” I hope that helps!

      Reply

  • Natalie
    June 24, 2019

    Hi Natasha,
    I just made this salad for my husband to take to work. I didn’t add the dressing to the entire salad, only to the amount that will be eaten the same day. I do that with all salads and they last longer & taste fresh. The only changes I made were adding cucumber and celery, omitting the pease. It tastes delicious. Love the crunch & freshness of the cucumber & celery. Thank you for all your hearty salad recipes. I make them often for my husband to take to work. He appreciates the variety.
    Natalie

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 24, 2019

      Hi Natalie! That’s a great idea for work! I’m so happy you both enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!

      Reply

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