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There is absolutely nothing like a bomb seafood salad during warmer months. I remember looking forward to grilled meats and chilled pasta salads as a child during summer. This recipe is an ode to those memories.

African American seafood salad is full of soul and flavor . It’s made with extra mayonnaise, and a host of other ingredients that combine to make the best pasta salad you will probably ever have.

Glam Kitchen Tips

-I used crab claw meat but you can also substitute for lump crab , cracked crab , or imitation crab meat if needed

– Use real lemon juice

– Hellmann’s mayonnaise is a must for me but feel free to use your favorite brand

Delicious , southern style crab and shrimp macaroni salad
Ingredients –
16 ounces macaroni noodles cooked “Al Dente”, drained, and cooled
2 cups mayonnaise Hellmann’s is my absolute fave brand to use
4 boiled eggs finely diced
1/4 cup green onion chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper finely diced
1/2 cup celery finely diced
2 1/2 tsp Old Bay
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp white sugar
2 tbsp dill relish
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
8 ounces crab meat I used crab claw meat
12 ounces small cooked shrimp
paprika optional garnish

Serves 8-10

Best Seafood Macaroni Salad Soul Food Recipe


  • 16 ounces macaroni noodles cooked "Al Dente", drained, and cooled
  • 2 cups mayonnaise Hellmann's is my absolute fave brand to use
  • 4 boiled eggs finely diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 cup celery finely diced
  • 2 1/2 tsp Old Bay
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp dill relish
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 8 ounces crab meat I used crab claw meat
  • 12 ounces small cooked shrimp
  • paprika optional garnish


  • In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, mustard, old bay , black pepper , and sugar – mix well
  • Add green onion , red bell pepper , celery , lemon juice , macaroni noodles , relish, and eggs – mix well
  • Add crab meat and shrimp – mix well
  • Garnish with paprika (optional )
  • Chill for 30 minutes-2 hours before serving
  • Serve and enjoy !