This Real Crab Meat Salad Cracker Appetizer features fresh lump crab meat with a light dressing, and veggies. Serve it on crackers or enjoy it over a bed of greens. It is an excellent appetizer for the holidays!
One reason I love the Christmas and holiday season is all the delicious foods I will be soon enjoying. It is funny because I am a savory type of snacker, and my husband is the sweet type so I like to prepare treats that suit us both.
Crab Meat Salad Appetizer
These Quick Crab Meat Salad Cracker Appetizers are my kind of holiday bite because they are savory, and super quick to put together before guests arrive!
Crackers are some of my favorite appetizers staples because they can be dipped, covered, or topped with sweet or salty mediums. I like RITZ because they are a personal favorite because I love their buttery, and perfectly flaky crunch.
They hold up really well too, and really complement toppings such as this crab meat salad.
Of course you can also use imitation crab meat for this recipe, but I love the taste of real crab meat when paired with the perfect dressing.
Now back to this rich and savory real crab meat salad or appetizer. Yes, that is right! You can either enjoy this crab meat recipe as a dip using RITZ Crackers as the dipping medium, or you can top your RITZ Crackers to make Quick Crab Meat Salad Cracker Appetizers.
I personally love the look of topped crackers so I decided to serve them with a dollop of fresh crab salad.
Real Crab Meat Salad Cracker Appetizer
- 8 ounces real lump crab meat
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1/4 cup diced red pepper
- 2 tablespoons mayo
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- 1 tablespoon chives chopped
- 1/4 tsp pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed lemon juice
- In a medium-sized bowl, break apart the lump crab meat and then add in each of the ingredients.
- Mix with a spoon, and transfer into another bowl.
- Top with chives;
- Serve with RITZ Crackers.
- *tip, make the salad ahead of time to allow the flavors to meld.
If you want to make these into quick appetizers that will be eaten within the half-hour, top RITZ Crackers with the crab meat salad and sprinkle with chives.
You will find these are simply scrumptious, and if your guests love crab meat, they are sure to enjoy these Quick Crab Meat Salad Cracker Appetizer because the flavors dance in your mouth!
Plus, you can always prep the salad portion ahead of time which is always appreciated during the busy holiday season.