The Bomb Crab Salad Recipe

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"The Bomb" Crab Salad

Amy Alusa


My children are 1/2 Tongan and love crab. I needed to come up with something they would enjoy on our Buffet table on Holidays, our pic-nics, etc. This is it; and both they, all of our extended family and friends love it too. I have been asked numerous times for this recipe (even by the Tongan half of my family!)

★★★★★ 1 vote
12-15 or more
20 Min


1 large
package of imitation or real crab pieces, washed and flaked
1 lb
cocktail shrimp washed and (de-veined) (optional)
1 1/2 c
sour cream
16 oz
cream cheese (room temperature)
2 c
hellman's or best food's mayonnaise (other kinds don't at all taste as good)
3/4 bunch
little green onions, washed and minced
3/4 lb
mild cheddar cheese (grated)
1/3 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste


1Prepare seafood, onions and cheese. If seafood is frozen, defrost by putting to soak (completely immersed) in a sink full of cold water until it is defrosted.
2Mix cream cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise together with a mixer, until very smooth with no lumps. Add sugar,and garlic; beat well until dissolved. Add onions and cheddar cheese. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until cold (at least a couple of hours) before serving. Store in the refrigerator.
3Wonderful served on french baguette slices, crackers, canapes,hard rolls or on a bed of lettuce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Hashtags: #Cream, #cheese, #crab