Watermelon and Crab Napoleons

Dave Smith


Napoleons don’t have to come from the bakery! These unique summery entrées or sides consist of layers of creamy homemade dill crab salad and refreshing watermelon rounds.

*To prepare watermelon rounds, slice watermelon into ½-inch-thick circles. Use a 3- or 4-inch cookie cutter to make watermelon rounds that are ½ inch thick and 3 to 4 inches in diameter.


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15 Min


  • 2 c
    crabmeat, fresh
  • 2/3 c
    mayonnaise, fat-free
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    basil, fresh
  • 12 slice
    watermelon, see*
  • ·
    dill, fresh, for garnish

How to Make Watermelon and Crab Napoleons


  1. Mix together crab, mayonnaise, and dill. Chill mixture until ready to build and serve Napoleons.
  2. To serve, place a round of watermelon on a serving plate and top with a thin layer of crab salad. Continue to build the Napoleon by adding another watermelon round and a second layer of crab salad. Top with a final watermelon round and garnish with a dill sprig. Repeat process to create 3 more Napoleons. Serve immediately.

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About Watermelon and Crab Napoleons

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy

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