Crab Salad Melts

This crab and asparagus melt is delicious for a light spring dinner or lunch. You can use any type of crabmeat—including more affordable options available in pouches or cans near other canned fish or in tubs in the seafood department. Serve with a tossed salad.

Serves 4

Prep Time 25 min

Total Time 25 min.


3 asparagus spears, or 12 snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
8 ounces crabmeat, any shells or cartilage removed
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
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 pepper, to taste
4 whole-wheat English muffins, split and toasted
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Place rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat broiler.

Step 2

Place asparagus (or snow peas) in a medium microwave-safe bowl with 1 teaspoon water. Cover and microwave until tender, about 30 seconds. Add crab, celery, bell pepper, scallion, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, hot sauce to taste and pepper; stir to combine.

Step 3

Place English muffin halves, cut-side up, on a large baking sheet. Spread a generous 1/4 cup of the crab salad on each muffin half and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 3 to 6 minutes.

Nutrition Info

Serving: Per serving

Calories: 251

Carbohydrates: 30g

Fat: 6g

Protein: 22g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Monounsaturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 52mg

Potassium: 234mg

Sodium: 629mg

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 2 lean meat

Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2


Crab Salad Melts

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