This crab louie recipe (also spelled crab louis recipe-but always pronounce loo-ee) is super easy and tastes fantastic. I modified the dressing a little to make it lower in carbs. My Gramma recently made me this salad (that I had never heard of) and I obsessed over it until finally - it's here!
Prepare a nice big plate of lettuce, tomato, chopped celery, and cucumber. Garnish with a quartered boiled egg*, and avocado slices.
Top salad with roughly 4 oz of crab meat (not imitation). (I buy the 16 tub of blue crab from Sams Club in the refrigerated meats section, but I know some people use canned crab meat. I haven't tried it yet.)
Now for the Louie dressing.
I tried two versions and both were good, but this first one is my favorite.
Combine in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate. Serve a generous amount over crab louie salad.
* Note * I tried this salad with the hard boiled egg on the salad or in the crab louie dressing, and I preferred it smashed into the dressing, but I included both ways for you to try.
Alternative Louie Dressing - spicy
Combine and serve generous amount over crab louis salad. Be warned - this is hot! I used garlic chili sauce, because I didn't have any regular chili sauce, and I love the flavor, but unless you like it hot, you may consider using the first crab louie salad dressing recipe above.