Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 pound blue crab meat drained and picked
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 green onions green parts only, sliced thin
  • 8 cups salad greens
  • Olive oil for brushing
  •     For Herb Vinaigrette:
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
How to cook Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette:
  • Drain Blue Crab meat well and pour into a large bowl. Using your fingers, check the crab thoroughly for bits of the shell being careful not to break up the lumps of blue crab.
  • When you sure the Blue Crab meat is clear of shells, add a finely chopped Vidalia onion. In a different bowl, whisk olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning until emulsified. Pour over the crab and onion and fold in gently.
  • Cover the Blue Crab mixture and place it the refrigerator for at least 2 hours up to overnight.
  • When you are ready to serve, add green onions and combine gently.
  • Fill your serving bowls with your favorite salad greens, top with Blue Crab mixture and a few extra onions. Serve immediately with Herb Vinaigrette.
  • For Herb Vinaigrette, whisk olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, Italian Seasoning, and Dijon mustard in a small bowl until emulsified. (It also works great to add ingredients to a Mason jar and shake it up.) Dress salads before serving or allow people to dress their own at the table.
  • Enjoy!
Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette recipe


Prep time: 20 mins

Enjoy this cold Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette on a hot day over a bed of fresh greens – or pile high in a bowl and eat it with crackers as a dip at a party.

This recipe for Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette serves/makes: 4 servings

The Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Crab (more Crab recipes)
Preparation Method: Salad (more Salad recipes)

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