July 31, 2010

Lovely Summer Salad with Crabcakes


Ingredients:
for the salad
2 cold or hot crabcakes
4 slices pickled beets, cut into sticks
1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
2 oz plain crumbled  feta
1/2 cucumber, sliced
15 cherry tomatoes, halved

for the dressing:
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
salt
freshly ground black pepper

Directions:
Toss the salad ingredients together (except for the crabcake) divide among two plates. Place the dressing in a jar or salad dressing container and shake. Pour over salads.

My thoughts:
This is a great way to use up leftover crabcakes. I know it is hard to even think about having something as delicious as a crabcake leftover but living in a two person household, we often end up with extra. Luckily they are pretty good cold or at room temperature the next day. For this salad I want some serious flavor so I used feta and pickled beets (my new favorite combination!) and a tart dressing. It was really good! If I was making this again, I think I might be tempted to make miniature crabcakes and have more than one per salad just for fun. Sort of like a crab crouton.

3 comments:

  1. I would imagine that in my household, leftover crab cakes would not be an option! I love the idea of serving them over pickled beets and feta. Sounds like a great combination.

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  2. I just ran across your blog (love the name btw!) and it's funny because I was just craving crabcakes! Thinking about making these this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This all sounds good, but I'm stuck on the feta and pickled beets! I need some now.

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