Crab Louie Recipe

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!

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  • Lump crab meat (16 oz=4 salads)
  • iceberg lettuce
  • tomatoes
  • celery
  • hard boiled eggs*
  • avocado
  • cucumbers and/or any other salad fixings
  • Louie dressing listed below


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.

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish
  • 1/4 cup Sugar Free Ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped bell pepper
  • 2-3 packets of Truvia or equivalent sweetener
  • 1 boiled egg mashed with a fork*

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

  • 1 cup real mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce (such as the kind found in the Asian section of the market.)
  • 3 tablespoons of chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped bell peppers
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • dash of hot sauce such as tabasco

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.

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