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Crab Posole Salad

Serves 2 as a main course, 4 as a first course

Total Time
20 mins

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.

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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom
  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
 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
Step 1

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

Step 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

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 518Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g57%

Saturated Fat 4.7g24%
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 760mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 19g7%

Dietary Fiber 6.7g27%
Protein 29g58%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.