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Golden Corral Crab Salad

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16 reviews
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ready in: 1-2 hrs
serves/makes:   1 gallon

recipe id: 12349
Golden Corral Crab Salad Recipe
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3 pounds imitation crab meat
1 cup chopped green onion
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup heavy mayonnaise


Separate (by hand) the pieces of crab.

Put all ingredients together and mix well

If it sets over night in the refrigerator the ingredients will blend.

Recipe Source: This is the original recipe from Golden Corral.

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Cordie Corrall


179 calories, 11 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrates, 11 grams protein per 1 cup.
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I used the lump imitation crab instead of the sticks (I still chopped up some of the larger pieces). Definitely let this sit in the fridge for a couple of hours (or overnight is even better). The flavor is good and it has a great texture. A very easy crab salad to make.

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Made this for my family's lunch on Sat 19 July and when lunch was over they wanted to know why I didnt purchase more from Golden. Corral . It was awesome!!!

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Absolutely the best recipe for imitation crab out there, but since I cannot tolerate bell peppers, I omitted them. This recipe was still delicious, but is absolutely GLORIOUS when served like a sammich on a soft potato roll with cold giardinara as an accompaniment. kudos to whomever submitted this!

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Member since: June 18, 2011
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Easy crab salad that tastes delicious. Definitely let it sit overnight in the fridge for the best flavor.

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Mar 7, 2014

Guest Foodie
Can this recipe be frozen

CDKitchen Staff Reply:
I haven't tried it, but I would think the texture wouldn't be very good when it thawed. Imitation crab meat has a high water content which would cause it to break down in the process.

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It definitely needs to sit overnight for best flavor, but once it all melds together it's amazing!

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I cut the calories by using ff mayo

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This is delicious!!! Tastes just like Golden Corral's crab salad

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I could eat this all day! It is amazing. I scaled down the serving size though, otherwise I WOULD eat this all day!

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I made this tonight and it was awesome! The family loved it. Seafood Salad has always been my favorite part of going to Golden Corral. I never would have guessed Ranch Dressing would be an ingredient!

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Awesome recipe! Tastes just
like Golden Corral's seafood salad! Yummy!

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My kids have always love Golden Corral's crab salad, so when I found the recipe, they were very excited to try it. It was an immediate hit! They loved it and it didn't last long, even though the recipe makes a bunch. Will definitely make it again!

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