Neptune Salad, normally I get it at the Deli Counter in the grocery store. I wouldn’t think I would like it as I’m not a fan of “fake crab”, but somehow, this salad is tasty, and different, it makes a good lunch. What’s not good it the PRICE that they charge for it; I recently paid $5 for a very small container, and I thought, okay I can do better! Let’s make this at home, exactly the way I like it and for less than a quarter of the price. Sounds like a plan!
What’s in Neptune Salad?
The recipes change from deli to deli, and there are of course a ton of recipes on Pinterest, but there are a few basic ingredients that seem consistent, so that’s where I started when developing this recipe.
- Pollock (fake crab)
In some deli’s that’s pretty much it, and while it’s good, I wanted AMAZING and filling and healthy. That’s where the veggies come in. More flavour, more nutritious and it’s prettier too! I combined my favourite combination of vegetables, added Old Bay as the seasoning and WOW, this is Amazing Neptune Salad. My recipe includes:
- Shredded carrot
- Frozen corn
- Red onion
- Dill, fresh or dried
- Old Bay
- Salad shrimp, optional
- 2 cups imitation crab coarsely chopped
- 2 stalks celery sliced
- 1/2 cup frozen corn defrosted
- 1/4 cup shredded carrot
- 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dill
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Prepare all the raw ingredients, crab, celery, red onion, carrot and corn. Place in a large mixing bowl.
- Add mayonnaise, Old Bay, dried dill, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
- Let sit at least 20 minutes to meld flavours
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