We all know that a party can be measured by the quality of its snacks. Nothing is more inviting than a creamy dip to enjoy with tortilla chips or crackers, especially when it features the addicting combo of crab meat and cream cheese. This cold crab dip will get your party started with its tasty blend of citrus, crab and savory seasonings!

A Tasty Appetizer

Crab dip is a go-to appetizer, and while hot crab dip is delicious, cold crab dip is even more refreshing and snackable. Either imitation crab or fresh crab works great in this easy crab dip recipe. To add extra taste and texture, feel free to add in some veggies like celery, red onion, or bell pepper. Some crab dip aficionados also add lemon zest, horseradish, garlic powder, paprika, or Worcestershire sauce for even more depth of flavor.

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The best snacks can be enjoyed without worrying about carbohydrates or your diet! Not only is crab dip low-carb, but it's also a great source of calcium and potassium. This yummy crab dip recipe calls for bay seasoning, but if you don't have any on hand you can simply make your own with this recipe. As for spice, add minced jalapeno pepper, hot sauce, or a sprinkle of cayenne pepper. If you love a good garnish for a classy presentation, use fresh parsley, cilantro, or chopped green onions.

How To Make Cold Crab Dip

Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, and seasonings in a blender or food processor, blending until smooth and combined.

Fold in the crab meat and chives with a spatula or large smooth, making sure not to overmix, leaving pieces of crab meat throughout the dip.

Transfer dip to a bowl, cover in plastic wrap and chill until serving. Enjoy!

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Cold Crab Dip 

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time:

servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 8 oz lump crab meat
  • 2 tbsp Chives, chopped

Instructions

Combine the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice and seasonings in a blender or food processor, blending until smooth and combined.

Fold in the crab meat and chives with a spatula or large smooth, making sure not to overmix. You want there to be pieces of crab meat throughout the dip.

Transfer dip to a bowl, cover in plastic wrap, and chill until serving.

Notes

Store in an airtight container.