Last week we were short on lunch ideas and I was hoping to find a can of tuna in the closet to make some tuna salad for the kids. It was a no go. We were overdue for a grocery trip, but so busy with fun things to do that we hadn’t made it out!
Instead of a can of tuna I did find a can of crab meat and one can of salmon left. Hmmm… what to do with it! I just mixed a bit of this and a bit of that and made a fantastic dip out of it!
It took no time at all to mix up, the kids loved it and so did I! I’m sure to keep this one for other easy lunches, or a great appetizer for having friends over! 😉 Also good for a game night, movie night, sports party, etc. Or even for a pantry clean out! Which is what it turned out to be for us!
I had some leftover paleo crackers i’d made a few days prior that we ate it with and also used some corn chips and fresh cucumber slices. All of them worked, although I didn’t think the cucumber was quite as good, but the kids seemed to enjoy them!
Hot Crab Dip
1 6 oz can crab meat
1 6oz can wild salmon
1 cup grated raw cheese (or your favorite non-dairy cheese)
¾ cup paleo mayonnaise
1 tsp garlic powder
3 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
2 TBSP fresh lemon or lime juice
½ tsp hot pepper flakes
½ tsp dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients together and pat into oven safe dish
Cook for 40 minutes or until hot and toasty on top
I actually cooked it in the toaster oven so that it didn’t heat up the whole house and so that I could conserve on a little electricity. Worked like a charm!
Let me know if you have a favorite crab dip or easy lunch pantry meal for your kids! I’m always looking for new ideas!