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Cauliflower and crab salad is so simple to make, yet delicious! this crab salad recipe features crunchy cauliflower, crab, mushrooms, olives, and creamy mayonnaise. Makes a perfect side dish for any occasion

cauliflower crab salad in a white nd blue plate with a gold fork

I got this crab salad recipe from my mother who has been making this recipe for over 10 years! I love the simplicity of this salad. Sometimes simple is best. And this is what this easy cauliflower salad is. Simple and delicious! Its a great side dish for any occasion.

Ingredients:

ingredients laid out to make easy cauliflower crab salad
  • 1 head of 1 cauliflower
  • 1 pound imitation crab
  • 8 oz of canned mushrooms (drained)
  • 8 oz of black olives ( you can use pre sliced)
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

My favorite type of salad is one that is quick to make, easy to serve and tastes delicious. This salad happens to be one of those. Just chop, mix and serve. I love that this salad can be made ahead of time, days ahead even! It doesn’t get soggy.

Crab salad recipe

Wash and clean the cauliflower. cut it in half then remove the stems. Cut the cauliflower into small bite sizes then add the cauliflower to a large mixing bowl.

hand cutting out the stem of a cauliflower then chopping the cauliflower into small bite sizes

Next, chop the imitation crab into the same size as the cauliflower. Add it to the bowl with the cauliflower.

Lastly drain and slice the black olives into 4 slices ( you can purchase them pre sliced) next, drain the mushrooms then add them to the bowl.

Finally add 1 cup of mayonnaise to the bowl along with 1/2 tea spoon ground black pepper, mix very well until everything is coated in the mayonnaise.

step by step process pictures of imitation crab being cut into small cubes as well as black olives which is then added into a bowl

And it is ready to serve!

Make ahead

this is one of those salads that can keep in the fridge for a few days! just place in a airtight container and place in the fridge.

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crab salad recipe

Easy cauliflower salad is so simple to make, yet delicious! This salad features crunchy cauliflower, crab, mushrooms, olives, and creamy mayonnaise. Makes a perfect side dish for any occasion.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, sidedish
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 pound imitation crab
  • 8 oz canned sliced mushrooms (drained)
  • 8 oz sliced black olives
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • wash and clean the cauliflower. cut it in half then remove the stems. Cut the cauliflower into small bite sizes.
  • Next, chop the imitation crab into the same size as the cauliflower. Add it to the bowl with the cauliflower.
  • Lastly drain and slice the black olives into 4 slices ( you can purchase them pre sliced)
    then drain the mushrooms.
  • Finally add 1 cup of mayonnaise to the bowl along with 1/2 tea spoon ground black pepper, mix very well until everything is coated in the mayonnaise.
    Its ready to serve!
Keyword salad, sidedish

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