Gala Crab Salad Recipe
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Gala Crab Salad Recipe

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My family thinks this dish is just super, and it looks so nice after it's unmolded. I've substituted shrimp for the crab, and it tastes just as good.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 1-1/2 cups cracked crabmeat or coarsely chopped imitation crab
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Fresh parsley, optional
  • Lemon slices or wedges, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 329 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the rice, crab, Miracle Whip, green pepper, onion and celery. Pack into a 6-cup mold coated with cooking spray. Chill for 6 hours or overnight.
  2. Unmold onto a bed of leaf lettuce. Garnish with parsley and lemon if desired. Yield: 4-6 main-dish or 12-14 side-dish servings.
Originally published as Gala Crab Salad in Country June/July 1993, p51

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