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Crab, Radish and Cucumber Salad

Crab, Radish and Cucumber Salad 4.000

Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post

Jul 19, 2016

You can serve this salad as a luscious appetizer in cocktail glasses or atop crackers. It can also be a meal on its own. A piece of toast or some grilled or steamed potatoes on the side would be lovely as well. If you have any leftovers, tuck them into a sandwich or warm pita pocket for a luxurious to-go lunch.

Make Ahead: The salad can be made and refrigerated a day in advance. Toss well before serving.


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Tested size: 4 servings

  • 1/2 cup packed finely chopped basil leaves and tender stems
  • 1/4 cup packed finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup packed finely chopped parsley leaves and upper parts of stems
  • 1/2 cup packed finely chopped chives
  • 2 scallions, white and light-green parts, finely sliced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, stemmed and finely chopped (seeded, if desired, for less heat)
  • 1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 cup regular or low-fat mayonnaise (do not use nonfat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or more as needed
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, cartilage removed
  • 5 ounces or about 2 mini cucumbers, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 4 ounces radishes or about 3 to 4 radishes, rinsed, quartered and sliced into 1/4-inch pieces


Whisk together the basil, mint, parsley, chives, scallions, jalapeño, rice vinegar, lime juice, mayonnaise and salt in a mixing bowl.

Fold in the crab, cucumber and radishes just until coated; let sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Taste, and add salt, as needed.

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Recipe Source

From Pati Jinich, cookbook author and host of public television’s “Pati’s Mexican Table.”

Tested by Pati Jinich.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 400

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 33g 51%

Saturated Fat: 5g 25%

Cholesterol: 105mg 35%

Sodium: 920mg 38%

Total Carbohydrates: 4g 1%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 2g

Protein: 21g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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