Impress your guests with this easy dip! It comes together in just 5 minutes, and it’s a true crowd pleaser.
Creamy, crunchy, hearty, and comforting, this Easy Cold Crab Dip has it all!
The texture of the chunks of crab meat and crunchy chives pairs with the cream cheese base to make an irresistible appetizer that your guests will love.
Best of all, it takes just minutes to make. Serve it in a big bowl so guests can scoop their own, or spoon it onto crackers for a gorgeous presentation.
- Crab meat is the star of the dip. You’ll need one pound.
- Cream cheese and heavy cream combine to make the creamy base of the dip.
- Lime cheese, worcestershire sauce, and sea salt add lots of flavor.
- Chives will get folded into the dip and also sprinkled on top.
- A garnish of julienned radishes adds crunch and a pop of color.
How to make cold crab dip
Place the cream cheese, heavy cream, lime juice, worcestershire sauce, and sea salt in a large bowl. Use a hand mixer to mix the ingredients until combined.
Use a spatula to fold in the crab meat and chives.
That’s it! The crab dip is super easy to make.
Garnishes for crab dip
Since crab dip is white (and so are the crackers that it’s served on), garnishes are a great way to add a pop of color.
Radishes and chives are great choices for garnish. Radishes also add some crunch and a slight bitter flavor that complements the creamy dip so well.
To garnish the crackers, julienne the radishes and add a few strips to the top of each cracker. Chop the chives and sprinkle a few on top.
Best crackers for crab dip
Good: water crackers are a nice plain base that lets the crab dip shine.
Better: butter crackers are delicious with anything, and the crab dip is no exception.
Best: saltine crackers make crab dip over-the-top delicious. The light saltiness of a saltine complements it just perfectly.
Quick and Easy Crab Dip would be perfect for a spring or summer get-together, a baby shower or bridal shower, or an appetizer to enjoy while dinner cooks.
Is crab dip gluten-free?
Check the labels on your ingredients. In general, crab dip is usually gluten-free, but watch out for sneaky sources of gluten such as worcestershire sauce.
Can I make crab dip ahead?
Crab dip can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving. Let it sit for an hour at room temperature, and give it a good stir before serving.
Easy Cold Crab Dip
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup crabmeat
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
- Hot sauce to taste
- To serve: saltine crackers, julienned radishes, chopped chives
- Place the softened cream cheese, heavy cream, lime juice, worcestershire sauce, and sea salt in a large bowl. Using a hand mixer, mix until combined.
- Fold in the crab meat and chopped chives.
- To serve, dollop a spoonful of crab dip on top of a cracker, then top with chives and julienned radishes. Serve immediately.