are refreshing in the summertime. Packed with nutrients of vegetables, meats, and nuts they can be made to order. You can add as many different vegetables, fruits, lean meats, nuts, or grains as you want and enjoy it with a delicious dressing. But eating similar kinds of salads can get boring. See below for a recipe for a creamy and delicious crabmeat salad that is yummy on its own, but on toasted bread or a roll, makes a refreshing summertime meal.
- 1 pound lump crabmeat, picked over for shells and cartilage
- 1 cup thinly sliced romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup chopped red onions
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 1/4 cup chopped dill pickle
- 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large seeded sandwich rolls (such as kaiser), split horizontally
- In a large bowl, combine the crabmeat, onions, celery, bell pepper, celery, chives, dill pickle, and lemon zest.
- Mix in the mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste. Toss and gently combine with the crab mixture without breaking up the crabmeat lumps.
- Refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours (this is optional).
- Place bottoms of the sandwich rolls on a serving plate. Put some crab salad, then lettuce on each. Set tops of rolls over, and press sandwiches slightly to compact.
- Serve with potato chips.
This quick and easy recipe for crabmeat salad sandwiches is nutritious and delicious at the same time! The mayonnaise is the perfect creamy complement for the light and fresh crabmeat. The dish is bright, crisp, and flavorful- perfect to enjoy any day. The bonus is that it really does not involve any cooking and allows you to stay away from a hot stove, while still being able to make and enjoy a good meal. You should be able to make these sandwiches in 20 minutes or less.
This salad is versatile enough for you to switch up some ingredients according to your preference. A variation of the crabmeat salad could include chopped green onions instead of chives, adding minced garlic, adding olives, adding marinated artichoke hearts, and adding parsley. You can play around with these ingredients and decide what you like best. You do not have to use all of the ingredients either. The succulent, fresh crabmeat tastes great on its own, and you do not want to overpower and hide that taste by using too many other ingredients. Keep it simple with a few of your favorite ingredients. As for nutrition content, the chives provide vitamins C, E, and selenium; the bell peppers have many vitamins; the crabmeat is a source of high quality protein. While the calories and fat might be a little high, you can use light or non-fat mayonnaise if you are looking to cut calories. You can also substitute mayonnaise with nonfat yogurt or low-fat salad dressing if you like.