Dear Mom

Thank you for your letter and the parcel with all the delicious goodies….

…I invited some friends over this past weekend for lunch and I made this little salad for a starter. It reminded me of home and early summers in your garden. Everybody loved the combination of crab with kiwi and I got so many compliments, I almost felt like a renowned chef! It is light which had everybody enjoying their chocolate dessert with full gusto! I am amazed at how many men are keeping an eye on their weight! I am sure you and Dad will love it too….

With much love from me.”

“Oh, and by the way, could you send me some recipes on healthy summer lunches; there’s this new cute guy at the tennis club I need to impress…”

Kiwi and crab salad

  • 6 kiwis
  • 2 cans of crabmeat
  • grated rind of one lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • a few sprigs of chives
  • a few chervil leaves
  • a few crushed red pepercorns(optional)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cut the tops off the kiwis, remove the flesh with a spoon and dice finely. Turn the hollowed out kiwis upside down on toweling paper to drain.
  2. Drain the crab meat and add to the diced kiwi. (Don’t use all the kiwi flesh if it seem too much)
  3. Add the lemon juice, lemon rind, chopped herbs and toasted sesame seeds to the crab meat. Season to taste
  4. Fill the kiwis with the crabfilling and decorate with a sprig of chervil and a sprinkling of crushed red peppercorns.

                                     Serves 6

Alternative: serve the crab salad on a bed on mixed salad leaves or on slices of toasted baguettes.

18 thoughts on “Kiwi and crab salad

  1. Beautiful presentation! I’m having a hard time imagining what this would taste like, but it looks like a great dish for the spring/summer.

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  2. I love this presentation. What a great idea for a luncheon or a starter. Very cool. Keep us posted on the cute guy. Enquiring minds want to know 🙂

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  3. wow, never heard of kiwi and crab,… I am super curious to poke into that little green “cup” to see what happens 🙂 You re so inventive. I still remember the green peaccino… I adore that one..

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  4. oh my goodness not only do those salads looks delicious and refreshing — but the presentation is stunning!! i want to give it a hug its so cute!

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  5. oooh, I never thought of pairing kiwi with crab before – nice! I love the way everything is in the kiwi shell too.

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  6. That’s so clever! I like Kiwis but never know what the heck to do with them. The sweetness would be lovely with the crab, and what gorgeous presentation 🙂

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