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Cold Crab Dip Recipe (Low Carb)

(The following recipe was created and submitted by FatLossGal.)

This cold crab dip recipe is not only delicious, but heart healthy. Crab meat is super low in cholesterol and also low in fat, in addition to being vitamin rich, with an abundance of omega 3's and vitamin B-12.

For all you tuna lovers, crab meat is a healthy alternative to change things up a bit.

Growing up in the Deep South, I was brought up eating seafood. And seafood - there was second to none, and there was no shortage of delicious seafood dishes to enjoy. I remember as a young child eating crab, shrimp, oysters, and even lobster. I enjoyed it as much as kids enjoy their peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

This low-carb cold crab dip recipe is a great
crab dip appetizer for parties or other get-togethers.

Cold Crab Dip Recipe

Did you know research tells us the crab is over 200 million years old, Wow! Crabs live in salt and fresh water and are mostly located in North American waters. They are increasing in popularity being one the most common types of seafood served in homes and restaurants today. The popularity of crab meat is continuously growing with all the health benefits it contains.

Cold Crab Dip Recipe - Ingredients

  • (2) 8 oz. blocks of low-fat cream cheese (allow cream cheese to soften)

  • (2) 8 oz. containers of reduced-fat or low-fat sour cream

  • (3) 6 oz. cans of canned crab meat or crab meat of choice (drained)

  • (2) tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

  • (2) tablespoons of horseradish

Directions. In a medium size bowl, mix softened cream cheese, horseradish, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce. Then add the drained crab meat, mixing well with the other ingredients. Place covered bowl in the refrigerator until serving. This cold crab dip recipe is best if refrigerated for 24 hours prior to serving time. Enjoy ! And happy serving :)

Why Crab Dip?

Crab Meat 

When people think of making a dip recipe, usually onion dip or cheese dip come to mind. Let me tell you I am a huge fan of queso cheese dip, but this cold crab dip recipe can hold its own. It is much easier these days to serve up an easy and healthy crab dip, since you can find several brands of inexpensive and delicious canned crab meats right in your local grocery store.

Crab meat can be found in the seafood refrigerated section or in the non-refrigerated isle along with the other canned fish.

There are multiple brands and varieties to choose from. Geisha and Bumble Bee canned crab meat are the brands I have used and purchased from my local Publix store. If there is a Trader Joe's in your area, that crab meat is very good also. These brands are delicious, inexpensive, and perfect to use for mixing in a dip.

There are different types of crab meat that are excellent for this cold crab dip recipe. Pink crab meat combines meat from the body and claws of the crab and is perfect for mixing.

White crab meat is also a good type of crab meat for dips and just contains the meat from the body of the crab. Lump crab meat can be used, although it contains larger pieces of crab meat and is best used in soups such as gumbo or casseroles.

  Horseradish Sauce

How and When to Serve This Dip

This cold crab dip recipe is the perfect crab dip appetizer to add to your favorites being served at a festive holiday party, or a great addition to all the yummy appetizers served up at the ever famous Super Bowl party! This delicious dip can also be whipped out as a last minute dish to bring to a friend's house or when having guests over.

Wheat Thins  

This crab dip can be served with any type of chips, crackers, bread, vegetables, or even tortillas. Healthy whole grain tortilla chips go great with this dip. One of my personal favorites to go with this cold crab dip recipe are the reduced-fat, whole-grain Wheat Thins. You can also just eat it alone, use it as a topping on your favorite salad, or use it as a stuffing for a tomato.

If you are like my family we love a good omelet, and the more ingredients you add to it the better. Put in some of your left over crab dip appetizer into your omelet, and it will satisfy your taste buds for sure.

I enjoy eating sandwiches ,and this crab dip makes one delicious and healthy sandwich. Try it on toasted whole grain wheat bread.

Or on one of my favorite sandwiches - sprouted grain English muffin with lettuce, sliced tomato, and a little spicy mustard. You'll have yourself a one of a kind treat.

This scrumptious dip is also a great filler wrapped up in whole grain tortillas with some fat-free shredded cheese sprinkled on top.

See if you do have any leftovers, you can re-refrigerate this dip, and enjoy the variety of different dishes you can serve up with it. Although your family and friends will probably not leave you with many left overs!

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