Meyer Lemon Crab Salad Appetizer


Some of you who have been with me since the beginning may know that I received a great Christmas gift from my husband last year. A Dwarf Meyer Lemon tree. I had it outside all summer and recently brought it indoors since the nighttime temperatures are consistently dipping below 50.


The good news is that I have 13 lemons which are finally starting to be ready to pick. Since I was heading out to an Octoberfest party tonight at my cousin’s house, I thought I’d make something with my very own home grown Meyer lemons.

Meyer Lemon

Here’s what I came up with. A Meyer lemon crab salad appetizer served in phyllo cups that is super easy to make, delicious and healthy.


Meyer Lemon Crab Appetizer

This is good all year long and is a nice healthy option at a party.


  • 4 T fresh Meyer lemon juice
  • 2 t grated Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1 t red pepper flakes
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 1 lb . lump crabmeat
  • 1 large mango finely diced 1 c
  • 1/2 c finely diced red onion
  • 4 T . cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 packages of phyllo cups 15 each


  1. Combine crabmeat, mango, onion and cilantro. In a separate bowl whisk together the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Pour over the crabmeat mixture. Spoon into phyllo cups and serve.

Recipe Notes

Regular lemons and lime are easy substitutions. This salad is also great on a bed of bibb lettuce for a light meal.

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About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Hearth and Vine, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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  1. OMG that looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  2. Fantastic and how exciting to harvest your first lemons! It looks a tasty dish too and great for an appetiser.

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