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Crab salad melts

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Crab
Category Seafood
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Subtype Salad
Cuisine American
Cook Method Broiling
Diet Low Calorie; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol; Heart Healthy; High Fiber; High Protein


  • 3 asparagus spears

  • 8 ounces crabmeat, any shells or cartilage removed

  • 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped

  • 1 scallion, finely chopped

  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice 

  • 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay� seasoning 

  • 2-5 dashes hot sauce 

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 4 whole-wheat English muffins, split and toasted

  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese 



  • Move the oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the broiler.

  • Add the asparagus to a microwave-safe bowl with 1 teaspoon of water. Cover and microwave for about 30 seconds. Add the celery, bell pepper, crab, scallion, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, hot sauce, and pepper. Stir together.

  • Place the English muffin halves with the cut side up on a baking sheet. Spread 1/4 cup of the crab salad on each muffin half. Top each half with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Broil for about 3-6 minutes, until the cheese is melted.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 251 cal

  • Total fat: 6g

  • Saturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 52mg

  • Sodium: 332mg

  • Potassium: 234mg

  • Carbohydrate: 30g

  • Fiber: 5g

  • Protein: 22g