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Crab Basil Spread

Tender crab and fresh herbs are the keys to this savory, creamy (and simple) appetizer.

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Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (6 oz) can Chicken of the Sea┬« White Crab, drained
  • 8 oz. whipped cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil (1/2 Tablespoon if dried)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1 Tablespoon minced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • Crackers, vegetables or toasted baguettes

Nutrition Facts

calories
49
total fat
37g
saturated fat
2.6g
trans fat
0g
cholesterol
19mg
sodium
134mg
total carbohydrates
1g
fiber
0.1g
total sugars
1g
protein
2g
vitamin d
1%
calcium
2%
iron
1%
potassium
1%

Instructions

  1. Whip cream cheese to room temperature.
  2. Add parsley, basil, green onion, red onion, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to cream cheese mixture. Stir until well combined.
  3. Fold in the crab. Serve at room temperature with crackers, bread, or vegetables for low-carb/gluten-free.
  4. May be prepared in advance.

Nutrition Facts

calories
49
total fat
37g
saturated fat
2.6g
trans fat
0g
cholesterol
19mg
sodium
134mg
total carbohydrates
1g
fiber
0.1g
total sugars
1g
protein
2g
vitamin d
1%
calcium
2%
iron
1%
potassium
1%
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