Crab Salad Tea Sandwiches

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour


4 dozen

Updated: Oct. 13, 2022
I make these sandwiches for showers, weddings, and special family events. I got the recipe from a friend many years ago while attending the wedding of their daughter. They are so delicious, you can't stop at just one. —Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
Crab Salad Tea Sandwiches Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2 cups reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 8 cups cooked fresh or canned crabmeat
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 48 slices whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 48 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Green onions, cut into thin strips, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; gently stir in crab and eggs. Refrigerate.
  2. With a 3-in. round cookie cutter, cut a circle from each slice of bread. Spread each with 1/2 teaspoon butter. Top with lettuce and 2 rounded tablespoonfuls of crab salad; sprinkle with paprika. Garnish with onion strips if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 119 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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