Buffalo Crab Dip w/ Salsa Valentina

Valentina brand hot sauce not only adds a spicy kick to this creamy crab dip, it also adds tons of flavor.

Buffalo Crab Dip with Salsa Valentina - lacocinadeleslie.com

This spicy Buffalo Crab Dip is one of my family's favorites during Cuaresma (Lent). Made with surimi (imitation crab meat), cream cheese, Mexican crema, mayonnaise, and Salsa Valentina, this easy-to-make crab dip is creamy, delicious, and can be served a number of ways.

Nick, my 17-year old son, says that given enough crackers he could easily eat the entire bowl all by himself. And I believe him, because he's always sneaking a few bites while I let it chill in the fridge. Alf (my hubby) prefers to serve this crab dip atop crunchy tostada shells with sliced avocado and a drizzling of even more hot sauce, while the girls and I think it makes a great filling for sandwiches. No matter how you decide to serve this Buffalo Crab Dip, I'm sure you'll agree that the flavor is highly addictive.

Buffalo Crab Dip - lacocinadeleslie.com

Buffalo Crab Dip w/ Salsa Valentina 


  • 6 to 8oz. cream cheese, softened 
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup Mexican crema
  • 1/2 cup Valentina hot sauce  
  • 3 ribs celery, finely chopped 
  • 1 medium white onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 lb. imitation crab meat, finely chopped 
  • 1 cup Manchego cheese, shredded 

Whisk together the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Mexican crema in a medium bowl. Stir in the hot sauce, celery, onion, crab meat, and Manchego cheese until well combined; season with salt and black pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve as a dip with crackers or as a filling for sandwiches. Enjoy! 

Tip: Substitute 2 to 3 cups shredded chicken for the crab meat for a tasty Buffalo Chicken Salad

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