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Open Faced Crab and Swiss Sandwiches

open faced crab swiss sandwiches
  • (3) asparagus spears or 12 snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • (8 oz.) crabmeat, shells or cartilage removed
  • (1/3 cup) celery, finely chopped
  • (1/4 cup) red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • (1) scallion, finely chopped
  • (4 tsp.) lemon juice
  • (1 Tbsp.) low-fat mayonnaise
  • (1/4 tsp.) Old Bay seasoning
  • Hot sauce
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • (4) whole-wheat English muffins, split and toasted
  • (1/2 cup) shredded Swiss cheese

Open Faced Crab and Swiss Sandwiches

Toasted English muffins topped with a creamy crab salad full of crunchy vegetables and melted cheese.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes
Cook Time
About 5 minutes


  1. 1With oven rack in upper third position, preheat broiler. Place muffin halves on a baking sheet.
  2. 2In a microwave-safe bowl, combine asparagus and 1 tsp. water. Cover and microwave on High 30 seconds.
  3. 3Stir in crab, celery, bell pepper, scallion, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Old Bay, 2-5 dashes of hot sauce and pepper.
  4. 4Top each muffin with 1/4 cup crab salad and 1 Tbsp. cheese. Broil 3-6 minutes to melt cheese and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 2 muffin halves

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 251
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 30 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Cholesterol 52 mg
  • Sodium 629 mg
  • Fiber 5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Sandwiches and Burgers

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy, Shellfish

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.