There has been so much talking about sweets lately, that it’s about time to think about a filling, savoury snack – crab salad. That’s why, today, we have three salads for you. Well, actually one, but by adding only one ingredient, you can get three different variants of the salad that will satisfy every taste.

We’re talking about the crab salad, which is very popular in Eastern Europe countries: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and practically in all the countries from the former Soviet Union. In each family, you will find a different version of this salad, but it certainly will be on every festive table. Most frequently the crab salad is served on New Year’s Eve. We will present to you today the classic version of this salad and two new versions. Maybe we also will inspire you to create your own version?

Crab salad by CRAVEmonkey

We can’t wait for you to share with us your impressions and suggestions, so let’s get started!

Ingredients for crab salad:

  • 200 g of crab sticks surimi
  • 1 can of sweet corn (200 g)
  • 100 g of rice
  • 50 g of mayonnaise
  • 50 g of sour yogurt (natural)
  • 4 eggs
  • bunch of dill
  • optional: 1 cucumber, half of the broccoli
Crab salad by CRAVEmonkey


  1. First, we cook rice and hard boil the eggs.
  2. We cut the hard-boiled eggs and crab sticks into small cubes.
  3. Pour water out of the corn can.
  4. Take a large bowl and mix in it: corn, rice, diced crab sticks and eggs.
  5. Mix mayonnaise with natural yoghurt, add to the other ingredients and mix again thoroughly. We offer you a healthier version of the salad dressing, but if you prefer, you can use only mayonnaise. Using only the yoghurt you cannot achieve give the same taste, but you can change the proportions of mayonnaise to yoghurt as you like.
  6. Chop finely the dill, add it to the salad and mix everything again thoroughly. Now the classic version of crab salad is ready. But we will show you two more versions of this salad.
  7. Cut the cucumber into small cubes and add to the salad – this is how we get the version of the crab salad with cucumber.
  8. Blanch half of broccoli, cut the florets into small pieces and add it to the salad – this is how we get a version of the crab salad with broccoli.
Crab salad by CRAVEmonkey

Here you can find our other salad recipes.

You can make only one version of the salad or prepare all three versions and try to choose which one is best for you? 🙂 Let us know which version you prefer in the comments below and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Then maybe we also will reveal to you which one is our favourite. 😉