Recipe: Celebrity Cruises' Crab Salad Served at Blu

By Erica Kritt, Social Media Coordinator, The Cruise Web, Inc.
Crab saladI’m hopeful that spring is right around the corner because not only am I tired of the bone chilling cold, and the constant threat of snow and ice, but I’m tired of being cooped up eating hot foods. I want to sit outside and munch on lighter flavors. When we started thinking about spas on cruise ships I was instantly excited to find some healthy and light recipes to share.
This is a recipe served to Celebrity Cruises’ AquaSpa guests in the elegant Blu restaurant which offers healthy food. This dish is usually paired with a sweet pea soup, but I think the crab salad on its own is so diverse. You can eat it as an appetizer, make a sandwich with it or offer it up at a summer barbecue. It’s light and fragrant, perfect for the spring.
The one ingredient that is hard to find on this recipe is lemon oil. Instead of searching several grocery stores, I found that you can make lemon oil yourself. All you have to do is add the zest of two lemons to a half a cup of olive oil and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. The lemon oil really is essential for bringing a zest to the whole dish.

  • 6 oz. lump crab meat
  • 1 tsp. fresh chives
  • 1 tsp. lemon oil
  • 1 tsp. almonds
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper


  1. Drain the crab.
  2. Chop the chives.
  3. Slice and toast the almonds.
  4. Combine all ingredients and serve.

Have you ever eaten off the Vitality or Spa menu on a cruise?

Erica Kritt
Social Media Coordinator
The Cruise Web, Inc.
240.487.0155 ext.360

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