No Thanks

Keep In Touch With

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Build-Your-Own Crab Salad Sandwiches

Mix lump crabmeat with a silky homemade mayonnaise for the perfect summer salad, and then set it out with makings for sandwiches.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 8
Photography: Ditte Isager




  • 3 cups jumbo lump crabmeat (about 1 pound)
  • 1/4 cup Martha's Lemony Mayonnaise or best-quality store-bought mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chervil, plus sprigs for garnish
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Mixed lettuces
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Basil sprigs
  • Lightly toasted country bread


  1. Step 1

    Stir together crab, mayonnaise, and chopped chervil. Season with lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Top with chervil sprigs.

  2. Step 2

    Arrange tomatoes and lettuces on a platter. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle with basil. Serve with crab salad and bread for assembling sandwiches.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2011