Crab Dip



Serving size

about 1/4 cup
45 Minutes
60 minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well, tightly sealed in the refrigerator, 3-4 days.

Crab Dip


2 tsp. Olive oil
8 ounce Crabmeat
1 small White onions (thinly sliced)
2 large Green onions (thinly sliced crosswise)
2 ounces Reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 to taste Black pepper
1/8 tsp. Cayenne pepper


Place 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

When the pan is hot, add the crabmeat and cook, tossing frequently, for about 7 to 10 minutes, until the crab is cooked but still tender.

Remove and let cool, then place in the refrigerator.

Place the remaining 1 teaspoon olive oil in the pan and add the onion.

Cook for 10 to 15 minutes. Toss frequently until the onions are only slightly browned.

Place the onions in a food processor fitted with a steel blade with the cream cheese, salt, pepper, and cayenne.

Process until almost smooth.

Add the crabmeat and pulse gently until the crab is only slightly broken up.

Remove and fold together gently until blended.


Serve chilled or reheat gently.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

This Crab Dip is great either hot or cold and perfect with raw veggies — celery, carrots, cucumbers — and is so simple to make. The cayenne pepper gives it a bit of zing, and if you like your food spicier you can turn up the heat with double the amount.

"Worlds can be found by a child and an adult bending down and looking together under the grass stems or at the skittering crabs in a tidal pool."

Mary Catherine Bateson