Dearest eaters and readers, thank you for joining me for today’s Tasty Tuesday’s post where I’m making easy faux seafood salad. I am joining Erlene at My Pinterventures for this month’s Pinterest Challenge and blog hop. I haven’t joined up with Erlene since this post in January. Glad to be back it again!
The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and you too) to not just pin, but to bring those pins to fruition! If you are like me, you pin with great abandon. And enthusiasm. These Pinterventure posts ensure that I try at least one of the zillions of pins I’ve saved. For this month’s Pinterventure challenge, there was no theme. I decided to take advantage of the post falling on a Tuesday to share a Tasty Tuesday recipe.
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The pin I chose was this easy faux crab salad recipe shared by Sabrina from Dinner, Then Dessert. It has been so darn hot the last few weeks. Too hot to enjoy much time on our patio or in our pool. That’s hot!! So I’ve been pinning light, easy prep recipes.
Last week I fixed a skinny lasagna roll-up recipe that had to be baked in the oven. Decided to bake it early in the day so that when it was 110* outside that afternoon, it wouldn’t feel almost that hot in the kitchen. This faux seafood salad recipe calls for things I generally have on hand…except for the crab. Or krab.
So this morning, I ran to Walmart to pickup a pound of crab. Mixed up this recipe in just a few moments and put it in the frig to chill until dinner. Meet me in the kitchen and let’s get dinner started.
Let’s Get Cooking: Easy Faux Seafood Salad
When I decided to make this for dinner, I originally planned to add those tiny cocktail shrimp in with the crab. But my Walmart was out of almost all things seafood. I was lucky to find the crab I needed. Here are the ingredients you will need.
See what I mean? Just a few ingredients required.
- 1 pound imitation crab meat – I used smaller flaked crab
- 1 shallot minced (you can use red onion if you need) – I used red onion
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise – I used 1/4 c light mayo and 1/4 c nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup celery minced
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon dill
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt – I used Himalayan pink salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
The original recipe calls for spreading the salad onto a crusty hoagie-type roll. I prefer soft bread and chose croissants instead.
The directions for my Pinterventures 07.2020 recipe are so simple. I had dinner ready in less than 15 minutes.
- Chop red onion and celery, I used this vegetable chopper my BFF Sharon gave me years ago
- Place in a medium-sized bowl
- Add mayo or mayo/yogurt and mix
- Blend in spices, salt and pepper
- Add crab, break larger pieces into smaller pieces
- Combine all ingredients thoroughly until the crab is shredded into smaller flakes
- Chill for an hour or so
- Serve on roll, croissant or atop leaf lettuce
Dinner tonight was 3 types of salad. The easy faux seafood salad, a pistachio Cool Whip pineapple salad I’ve known as Watergate salad (does that date me?), and an Asian salad in a bag from Walmart.
Had thought we would eat on the patio but guess what?? It rained just as I had dinner ready. I was so excited that I grabbed my camera and ran outside to take pictures.
So, we ate happily at the kitchen table and watched the rain fall out the French doors.
This was a feel good supper. Maybe with the exception of the croissant. The salads were tasty and satisfying without leaving us feeling like stuffed Thanksgiving turkeys. The only thing that might have been missing was a crispy white wine. Hope you will give this recipe a try.
Do you ever have salads for a main meal? The next salad I try is going to be this Asian sesame chicken pasta. Especially if these temperatures don’t soon improve. Maybe I will make it for my next Tasty Tuesday recipe.
For more Pinterest inspired projects from this month’s Pinterest Challenge hosts,
check out the links below
My Pinterventures • Cookies Coffee and Crafts Farm Girl Reformed • Slices of Life • Domestic Deadline Decorate and More with Tip • Purple Hues and Me Life Beyond Kitchen • White Arrows Home Mom Home Guide • My Family Thyme Sew Crafty Crochet • Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After • Sum of their Stories
Now, let’s see what the other hosts have created ⇓⇓
Thank you for visiting today for Pinterventures 07.2020. Hope I’ve tempted you to try this easy faux seafood salad. My Prince had seconds. I think you’ll like it, too!!
Hugs and kisses,