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Major Lump Crab Salad

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And I mean may.jer.

Major Lump Crab Salad

It would be an injustice to the world if I talked about anything besides the splendor that is this salad. It’s just so majory majorful.

You’ve had lump crab before, right? Please tell me you have. I know we’ve gone over this time and time again and you want to throw your computer off a skyscraper because I just won’t let it die, but you HAVETOTRYIT. If not for the good of mankind, then do it for the children. I don’t even care. It’s pricey, yes, but magnificently worth it.

BUT! This salad isn’t just about the crab. Look what else we have going on.

Red grapes. Freshly sautéed corn. Mamaaaaa.

Major Lump Crab Salad  Major Lump Crab Salad

I’ll tell you though, what the secret ingredient is. It’s so unexpected and at first you’ll think, “Are you sure? Have you gone loco? What are you smokin’? Do your ears hang low?” Yes. Probably. Nothing. Average.

Cheddar cheese! Tiny little cubes of aged white cheddar cheese. Dead serious. It adds this element of surprise. This element of pleasant, salty, firm yet creamy surprise.

That was a weird sentence.

You’re uncomfortable.

Major Lump Crab Salad

And the walnuts! Good grief. You’ll toast some walnut pieces and add them to this insane salad. And don’t even think about what happens when you get a bite of walnut, avocado, cheese, a scallion, and a few strands of that delicate oceany lump crab.

And don’t even IMAGINE what will happen when you get a bite of salad greens, a grape, some corn, avocado, some cheese, a tiny crunchy walnut piece, and even more of that crazy amazing lump crab meat, all coated with that silky lemon dressing.

(I keep almost typing crap.)

 

Major Lump Crab Salad

It’s plain silly if you don’t make this soon. Date night. Weeknight. Opening salad to a lobster feast. Lunch. Now.

Major Lump Crab Salad

So major.

Major Lump Crab Salad:

What it took for 2-3 dinner salads:

* 6 cups mixed salad greens
* 1 tsp olive oil
* 1 ear of corn, kernels cut off
* 1/2 cup cubed avocado
* 1 (6.5 oz) can lump crab meat (the good stuff)
* 3 scallions, sliced
* 1/2 cup toasted walnuts
* 1 cup halved grapes
* 1/3 cup tiny cubes of sharp white cheddar cheese
* 2 – 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
* 1 pinch of salt and pepper

In a small sauté pan, heat the oil and sauté the corn for a few minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, corn, avocado, lump crab, scallions, walnuts, grapes and cheese. Pour dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

OMG.

*could easily sub grilled chicken or shrimp for the crab.

Major Lump Crab Salad

Time to get crabby.

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13 Responses to Major Lump Crab Salad

  1. Tom @ Raise Your Garden July 22, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    I love crab but I’ve never eaten it in a salad before. I also like trying this with the grilled salmon. I love salads in the summertime because even in Buffalo, NY it’s hot!

  2. Averie @ Averie Cooks July 22, 2014 at 6:38 am #

    Aged cheddar and cheese in general, can never do any wrong :) Great little secret! And such a pretty salad – pinned!

  3. Tieghan July 22, 2014 at 7:45 am #

    Yes to the aged cheddar! This looks awesome, Bev!

  4. Brie @ Entrée the Giant July 22, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    I made crab cakes a few months ago and my husband, proudly bragging on Facebook, posted a pic with the caption calling them “crap cakes” not once, but twice.

    Womp, womp.

    Good thing FB gives you the opportunity to edit posts!

  5. Tiffs July 22, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    This looks AMAZING! All summer I’ve been splurging with fresh Dungeness crab from Whole foods, but clearly I left like 6 major ingredients out. Yummy! You rock!

  6. Megan {Country Cleaver} July 22, 2014 at 9:16 am #

    Is it wrong for me to see this salad and start singing Black Eyed Peas Lady Lumps and just switching out all the Lady parts for Crab? Because that’s what I’m doing…. Clearly I haz problems.

  7. Bri-Bites of Bri July 22, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    Corn and crab = best combo ever! Pretty salad too.

  8. allie@sweetpotatobites July 22, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Now I know what to do with the canned crab I have lying around the house!

  9. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. July 22, 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    I love me some lumpy crab! I want to eat this right now!

  10. Jenny Flake July 23, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    Ok, this looks fabulous! Need. Want!!

  11. Amanda July 23, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Awesome. This deserves a salute (HIMYM reference ;))

  12. Cody - Cody Uncorked July 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    This looks absolutely crazy town delicious! My husband developed a shellfish allergy AFTER we were married (the horror!) so I’ll have to try this the next time I have the girls over for wine and movies. :)

  13. Meredith July 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm #

    Gorgeous salad, wish I had one for dinner!

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