Crabby Potato Salad Recipe

One of my favorite summer salads is Crab Potato salad.  I like any excuse to eat crab, and combining it with these amazing fresh summer ingredients makes the best summer side dish.  Don’t feel committed to any of the portions in this salad, feel free to add more of anything or less. You could add onions, cabbage,  mash the potatoes, or do many other tweaks to make this recipe your own. This is my version:

Crabby Potato Salad:

  • 2 lbs Red Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup cooked Corn-on-the-Cob
  • 1/2 cup diced Celery
  • 1 cup Mayonnaise ( I always make my own. see: The Truth about Mayonnaise)
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 cup crabmeat (Canned works fine, I usually buy some fin and some lump just to mix up the textures)

First boil, cool, then cube the potatoes.

Boiling Potatoes   Boiled Potatos

Next, dice the celery and cut the corn off the cob. Make sure to cook the corn first and let it cool completely.

Chopped CeleryCutting Corn Cut Corn

Add together the potatoes, corn, celery, crab, and lemon juice and toss around.

Crab Potato Salad

Mix the Old Bay seasoning into the mayo, then add to the potatoes. This way you avoid clumps of seasoning getting stuck to the veggies!

Old Bay Mayo

Combine all the ingredients and keep chilled until service. Since I use homemade mayo, I try to always keep this inside if possible; if not, keep a lid on it lightly and put it in a bowl of ice to keep chilled.

Crabby Potato Salad

This makes a delicious side dish for any summer picnic – Enjoy!
~ Bailey

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Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil

After a very hot and sunny weekend, I think it’s safe to say that Summer has arrived! When days get hot and humid, I like to enjoy food that is light and refreshing… like Watermelon Salad with Feta and Basil! This dish combines fresh, simple summer flavors in a way that feels complex without being too rich or heavy.

Watermelon Salad with Feta and BasilWatermelon Salad with Feta and Basil

  • One large Watermelon
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • Feta Cheese
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

– Cut the watermelon into bite-sized cubes and put in a bowl. (If anyone knows a quick & easy way to do this part, I would LOVE to know your secret!)

– Tear or mill about a cup of FRESH basil leaves and add to the bowl. I use an herb mill and absolutely love it!

– Crumble feta cheese on top of the watermelon cubes and torn basil. I used about 1/2 a block of feta, but you can add more if you want a richer taste. As you add more cheese, you will start to lose some of the watermelon taste, and the salad will get pretty milky, so don’t go too crazy with it!

Watermelon Salad

– Drizzle the ingredients with olive oil, add coarse salt & freshly ground pepper to taste, then toss everything together!

Watermelon Salad 2

The result is a refreshing and unexpected combination of flavors and textures. I look forward to making this salad every summer… especially to take on picnics or to enjoy at an outdoor concert!

Happy Cooking,
Megan