About this blog

Portland, Oregon food blog with many years worth of recipes, restaurant features, and food photos.

Connect with me

je mange la ville on instagram je mange la ville on twitter je mange la ville on facebook


FFwD: Crab & Grapefruit Salad

Crab & Grapefruit Salad

Well, okay, in all honesty I wasn’t super-super-crazy about this French Fridays with Dorie recipe. Although, I think that has more to do with the fact that I maybe had some less-than-super-flavorful crab meat than anything having to do with the recipe. Oh well, it was still a pretty good & healthy weeknight meal (I did let my grapefruit wedges sit for only a minimal amount of time…because it was a weeknight).

1. I halved the recipe.
2. I didn’t have any mint…I threw a little fresh chopped tarragon in there and also had some spinach leaves on the side.
3. I really love ruby grapefruit!
4. March was a really good posting month for me! Lots of recipes & posts. Yay me.

Here’s a link to everyone’s posts and my photos below.

Crab & Grapefruit Salad
Grapefruit! The other half was for breakfast the next morning…

Crab & Grapefruit Salad
Wedges drying out a bit, but not for multiple hours.

Crab & Grapefruit Salad
Crab meat spread out, getting ready.

Crab & Grapefruit Salad
Putting it all together!

Crab & Grapefruit Salad
Dinner time, with an extra squeeze of lemon and drizzle of olive oil.

10 comments to FFwD: Crab & Grapefruit Salad

  • It looks lovely.
    I think there are going to be mixed reviews this week πŸ™‚

  • mlb

    Cher: Thanks! I just wasn’t wowed. But, your avocado inclusion to the salad sounds so good! I wish I would have thought of that! πŸ™‚

  • I added a little mayo and sriracha to punch up the texture and flavor. I still love this was easy to pull off. I barely dried my grapefruit segments – I’m not sure if that contributed to them falling apart while tossing the salad.

  • mlb

    Adriana: Oh, that sounds great too. Everyone had such good ideas for this one! πŸ™‚

  • lookin’ good! I almost thought you made a TON of the stuff when I realized it was put next to the picture from the book! LOL!

  • You are so right that this is a nice weeknight meal. And I love how it looked served in a glass. Very elegant all around, yet good for you.

  • I didn’t wait much either, I squeezed the grapefruit between the paper towels. Your pictures are terrific!

  • mlb

    Alice: Haha, nope just the half recipe! πŸ™‚
    Gracie: Thanks!
    Betsy: It was very elegant looking..I was just too lazy to find a suitable glass πŸ˜‰
    kathleen: Yep, pretty much all did too! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Even though you didn’t love it, it looks appetizing! You can also substitute basil for mint -they are in the same family. I’m doing catch up this week and will make it one night. March does look like a great posting month for you – and I barely posted due to work. Posting envy on my part!