Alaskan King Crab Salad Recipe. Simple. Easy, Delicious! A must try recipe that truly highlights the seafood. Served with a light vinaigrette.

Alaskan king crab have a sweet and succulent flavor with moist, firm and rich meat. The claw and leg meat is somewhat firmer than the body meat. King crab legs are always precooked and can be served either hot or cold. This recipe is simple and delicious as an appetizer or a light meal. We’ve served king crab this way ever since I can remember and it is THE BEST. Dare I say, I like it better this way than dipped in butter!

Made with Amore,

platted final dish with crab and salad on a large platter

K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Seafood)

When it comes to fresh seafood my advice is this: KISS (Keep it Simple Seafood). Highlight the natural fresh flavor of the fish or seafood by keeping the ingredients simple and natural. This Alaskan King Crab is so flavorful you don’t need to add much to make it the star of the show. Alaskan King crab legs are succulent, mildly sweet and tender, with snow-white meat with highlights of bright red. Add a little drizzle of light vinaigrette and that is all you need!

big chunks of crab meat on a plate with salad

What Sets King Crabs Apart?

King crabs have an incredible combination of size and taste. While often compared to snow crabs due to their long legs, king crabs have a unique flavor and texture. Their meat is softer and more delicate than crabs from the east coast and has an almost sweet taste. Plus, since no fish farming is allowed in Alaska, you’ll know your king crab is wild and sustainably caught.

Tips for shelling crab legs

Watch this super helpful VIDEO

Light Vinaigrette

You will be surprised at how easy this dressing comes together with just a few ingredients in a bowl and finish by whisking it together!

  • oilive oil (good quality)
  • red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper

Mangia! Mangia! (Eat!)

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king crab on a plate with lettuce and cup of salad dressing

King Crab Salad Recipe (simple and easy)

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian


Alaskan King Crab Salad Recipe. Simple. Easy, Delicious! A must try recipe that truly highlights the seafood. Served with a light vinaigrette. 


Units Scale
  • 2 Alaskan King Crab legs (shelled)
  • 2 cups Romain salad, roughly chopped
  • A few leaves of red radicchio salad (mainly for decoration)

Vinaigrette (this will make more than you need)

  • 1/2 cup good quality olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1.  Remove the crab meat from the shell. See tips from VIDEO.
  2.  Make vinaigrette by combining the vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and whisking until well combined
  3. Place Romain salad on a large platter. Add radicchio to decorate and add color. Place shelled crab meat on top of salad. Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette on top of the salad and crab.

Keywords: Crab, Alaskan King Crab, salad recipe, seafood recipe