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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).

Notes:
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!