Watermelon Crab Salad is a refreshing, healthy salad complete with crab meat, a touch of heat, and a good dose of watermelon. Perfect for a light lunch! #watermelonsalad #crabmeat #watermelon www.savoryexperiments.com

Watermelon Crab Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab salad, watermelon salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 45 kcal

Watermelon Crab Salad is a refreshing salad with a little bit of heat.



  • 2 large slices watermelon
  • 1 cucumber seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves shredded
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely minced
  • 1 cup lump blue crab meat
  • Juice of 2 fresh limes


  1. Combine cucumber, basil, jalapeno, crab meat, and lime juice in a medium bowl. Place into the refrigerator until ready to serve.

  2. Cut watermelon into 1 1/2 inch slices. Cut center with a cookie cutter, the shape of your choice, but make sure the center has enough space that you can hollow out a small hole to hold 2 tablespoons of crab meat mixture. You will need at least 4 cut-outs. Reserve the rest for snacking.

  3. Take each of the four slices and a small slice, about 1/2 inch, horizontally. This will be the lid.
  4. Spoon out the center of each cut-out to form a bowl.
  5. When ready to serve, spoon crab meat mixture into the centers of each watermelon bowl. Place the lid back on and serve. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts
Watermelon Crab Salad
Amount Per Serving (14 g)
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 352mg15%
Potassium 187mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 9.5mg12%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.