Simple crab salad recipes typically involve easy and quick combinations of crabmeat, vegetables and salad dressing. Recipes for simple crab salads are available on the Epicurious, Food Network and Food & Wine websites.
Follow an easy Epicurious recipe for crab salad by combining crabmeat, chopped red onion and cilantro with lime juice and mayonnaise. Season with lime zest, ground cumin, salt and pepper. Cut an avocado into halves and remove the pit. Coat the exposed flesh with lime juice to keep it fresh. Place the avocado halves on plates, and spoon the crab salad on top.
Make the simple crab salad from the Food Network website by mixing crabmeat, diced celery, sliced chives and minced tarragon in a bowl. Pour in a dressing of mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice and Dijon mustard. Stir to combine, then add salt and pepper. Layer lettuce leaves on a plate, and serve the crab salad on top.
The quick recipe by Food & Wine starts with a dressing base of lime juice, olive oil and vegetable oil. Add honey, minced garlic, chopped jalapeno and cilantro, then season with salt and pepper. Mix some of the dressing with crabmeat in one bowl, and toss some of the dressing through diced avocado and minced red onion in another bowl. Place tomato slices on individual plates, and top them with the avocado and crabmeat mixtures. Adorn the food with more cilantro leaves and dressing, and serve with tortilla chips.