A Healthy Dungeness Crab Salad Recipe Just for You

Image Credit: MarthaStewart.com 

Are you looking for something light and healthy to indulge in that will still work with your 2021 diet plan? And are you searching for a recipe that uses seasonal vegetables and herbs? 

We have one just for you!

This Dungeness recipe that was featured in Martha Stewart Living “that showcases the colorful, interesting varieties of vegetables available at farmers' markets during fall and winter.”

There are minimal steps involved, and you can use the live Dungeness crab you purchased from Fathom Seafood to incorporate into it. 

Let’s get cooking! 

Prep time: 25 mins

Servings: 10

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 limes) 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated peeled fresh ginger 
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil  
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pound mixed carrots, such as Nantes and purple 
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and cored 
  • 1 watermelon radish (3 ounces) or regular radishes, peeled 
  • 1/2 rutabaga, peeled 
  • 1 bunch baby Tokyo or regular turnips, peeled if needed
  • 1 jalapeno chile, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced 
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish 
  • 5 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, plus more for garnish 
  • Coarse salt 
  • 3/4 cup prepared or picked fresh Dungeness crabmeat (from 1 to 2 Dungeness crabs, about 1 1/2 pounds each) or lump crabmeat


  1. To make the delicious dressing: Combine the ginger and lime juice in a small bowl and whisk together. Grab your extra-virgin olive oil and gradually add it in while continuing to whisk. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. 

  2. To make the fresh salad: Take the following ingredients and slice or shave into thin rounds over a large bowl: carrots, fennel, radish, rutabaga, and turnips. Toss these together. 

  3. Add in the cilantro, mint, jalapeno, and vinaigrette and toss once more. Season the salad with salt to taste.

  4. Gently fold in the crabmeat. Garnish with more mint and cilantro to taste. 

Voila! You are finished! 

This is an incredibly simple and festive salad you can make for lunches, parties, or as a salad before dinner is served. 

To buy live Dungeness crab for this recipe that will ship to you within 24 hours, head on over to Fathom Seafood and shop now. You can also get more tasty recipes on their blog




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