su-Crab Posole Salad Image
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom
Yields Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a first course Total Time 20 mins
AuthorAniedra Nichols

The ocean flavor of Dungeness meets earthy hominy in this twist on the Mexican soup posole, from chef Aniedra Nichols of Elway's Cherry Creek restaurant in Denver. "Dungeness crabmeat has a natural orange-red hue from the shell that makes the salad look vibrant," she says. You could also use shrimp, scallops, or fat flakes of Pacific cod.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Season to taste with more salt and lime juice. Set aside.

Step 2
2

Make salad: Put crab, radish, cabbage, hominy, cilantro, avocado, and half of green onions in a medium bowl. Add dressing and toss gently just to coat.

Step 3
3

Divide salad between 2 or 4 plates, arranging some crab pieces and some radishes on top. Sprinkle with remaining green onions.

Ingredients

  DRESSING
  About 2 tbsp. lime juice
 1/2 teaspoon minced serrano chile
 1 teaspoon minced shallot
 2 tablespoons grapeseed or safflower oil
 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  About 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  Pinch of pepper
  SALAD
 8 ounces shelled cooked Dungeness crab (about 1 1/4 cups)
 1 watermelon radish, halved and thinly sliced, or 4 or 5 round red radishes, thinly sliced
 3 cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
 2/3 cup canned white hominy, drained and rinsed
 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
 1/2 avocado, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
 2 green onions (green parts only), thinly sliced

Directions

Step 1
1

Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Season to taste with more salt and lime juice. Set aside.

Step 2
2

Make salad: Put crab, radish, cabbage, hominy, cilantro, avocado, and half of green onions in a medium bowl. Add dressing and toss gently just to coat.

Step 3
3

Divide salad between 2 or 4 plates, arranging some crab pieces and some radishes on top. Sprinkle with remaining green onions.

Crab Posole Salad