This Imitation Crab Salad is packed with flavor and lot of crunch, filled with celery, onions and rich cheddar cheese, and it’s easy to throw together!
I’ve told you before, when The Husband goes out of town, I go a bit craaaaazy in the kitchen.
This time was no different. Doesn’t this little number look like it has a bad hair-do?
I quickly whipped up one of my very favorite go-to salads that I make when I’m alone.
And it has all sorts of yummy ingredients like this:
A fresh, light and savory salad that just feels right when you’re all curled up, snuggled on the couch with your favorite blankie and the remote.
The remote. Alllll to yourself. Imagine it… You can, can’t you???
Don’t you think it’s freeing??? No wonder they like it! 🙂 There is power behind that multi-buttoned complicated gadget. 🙂
Now, don’t get me wrong – I don’t make this because he’s out of town. It’s not like The Husband doesn’t lovethis salad. Trust me. He does. Maybe too much…it’s just that…sometimes…I don’t like to share.
And, instead of chancing a fork-fight for the last bite, I just make a big batch when he’s gone and when he comes home to what he doesn’t know is left-overs, I smile brightly and say “Look what I made you honey!” all sing-song-y-like.
Little does he know that 1/2 of that baby was polished off the night before.
Ssssshhhh!!!…this is our little secret. Just between us. Ok? Pinky swear?
A girl should just not have to fork fight. Know what I’m sayin’?
One other thing… You know…, as I was writing this recipe and I wrote ‘1/2 teaspoon celery seed (optional)’ I chuckled a little bit. Why do we write ‘optional’? Aren’t all the ingredients optional really? I mean, you can put them in, or you can choose not to. Optional’s not really an option, is it? You either do it or you don’t. It’s like the remote. YOU are in control. Not like we would know that. I mean…’owning’ that remote is such a remote possibility.
I crack myself up. 🙂
But, in my defense wrt optional, this recipe already has celery in it. So technically, you don’t need the celery seed, but I thought it added a nice punch of flavor. Thus, the optional.
Somehow, I feel justified.
- 1 (16-ounce) package flaked imitation crab meat
- 1 (2.25 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
- 4 tablespoons light mayonnaise
- ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- ½ cup celery, chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon celery seed (optional)
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Serve! p.s. you can serve this crab salad in an avocado (pit removed) or as is!