Crab salad and Pomegranate with a Japanese Dressing

Lunch | April 15, 2015 | By

Are you a fan of crab? I love it – it’s one of my favourite seafoods.  And now that it’s nearly BBQ season, sitting outside is an option!

Seafood is light and works wonderful in salad for an appetizer, a light lunch or a side with BBQ’d food. I love how versatile it is. I made this just from what we had in the kitchen. Neil loves Asian food so we have a lot of Japanese sauces around, and I thought a Japanese style dressing would be a bit different for a change. It turned out really nice and I will definitely be making it again. With so much green, I added pomegranate seeds for a splash of colour and extra sweetness.

Crab salad and pomegranate with a Japanese dressing
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A refreshing salad with crab, cucumber, sugarsnap peas, spinach, mixed leaves and pomegranate with a Japanese dressing.
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For the salad
  1. 60g mixed leaves
  2. 30g spinach
  3. 80g pomegranate
  4. 240g white crab meat
  5. 50g sugarsnap peas, steamed
  6. 125g cucumber, thinly sliced
For the dressing
  1. 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  2. 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  3. 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  4. 1 tsp honey
  5. pinch of salt and pepper
  1. Steam the sugarsnap peas for 3-4 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and honey together. Seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the mixed leaves, spinach, pomegranate and crab meat together, then drizzle in half of the dressing and toss to make sure all the ingredients are well coated.
  4. Lay the sugarsnap peas and thinly sliced cucumber on top and drizzle the rest of the dressing on.
  1. Yield: 1 large bowl
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    May 4, 2015

    Oh my gosh that look so good! Yum!

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    Síle@ Any idle sunday
    April 16, 2015

    Love pomegranate in a salad – looks as good as it tastes! Have never actually tried crab though, this looks like a possible introduction!

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    April 16, 2015

    I’m a lover of crab as well =]

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