crab & pea shoot salad

crab & pea shoot salad | my skinny sweet tooth

Summer is among us and that means various things. Two of which I’m most excited for: picnics and lighter meals. This crab salad is both. Mayo-free and has only 4 ingredients (no sweating away in the kitchen!) You could also make a lot or just a single serving with ease. I’ve had this salad different ways; on it’s own, as a “lobster” roll, atop sliced cucumber or baguette, stuffed in a tomato or avocado. So many ways to enjoy this. 🙂 Plus, at only 3pp per serving, you can definitely have wiggle room with your additions.

One healthier swap to this recipe is greek cream cheese (cream cheese made with greek yogurt -yay protein!). It also adds a richness and depth that makes one forget mayo even exists. Bonus! I also love the addition of pea shoots; slightly crunchy and has a great subtle pea flavor, almost celery-like. If you can’t find pea shoots, by all means, feel free to substitute diced celery. It’s just as good and has that classic crab salad flavor/texture. 🙂


crab & pea shoot salad:
Yeilds 2 Servings
Serving Size: about 1 Cup
Points Per Serving: 3pp

1C (170g) imitation crab, flaked
1oz greek cream cheese* (block or whipped)
1oz fat free greek yogurt
1-2T scallions
1/2C pea shoots (or 1/4C diced celery)
black pepper (optional for seasoning)

*(This is the greek cream cheese I have enjoyed using. I have been able to find it at Walmart.)
crab & pea shoot salad | my skinny sweet tooth

In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. & that’s it. 🙂 easy enough, right? Add cracked black pepper if desired. (It’s best to enjoy the next day. Let it sit for the flavors to fully develop. There’s something magical that happens in a few hours/overnight.)
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Serve on top of sliced cucumber (3pp total) or in a grilled King’s Hawaiian Hot Dog bun (6pp total). Makes a great mock lobster roll 😉
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