Crab Claw Salad

Crab Claw Salad

Crab Claw Salad|Fine Dining at Home

This is one of my easiest dishes ever. As you can see this crab claw salad looks spectacular and tastes even better. This is a good example of letting great ingredients speak for themselves. I was lucky enough to find my fish monger with a few enormous crab legs. If you can’t get these maybe try online suppliers such as Fine Food Specialists. Failing that, and for a quick recipe just use tinned.

The salad is simply cucumber and mango. While the crab is dressed with my Chimichurri dressing


  • 2 Large.(400g each) Crab Claws
  • 4 Tbsp Chimichurri Dressing(see link above)
  • 2 Diced Mango
  • 1, peeled. Cucumber


  1. To begin, salt the cucumber. Leave for half an hour to draw out some of the juices. Wash, remove seeds and dice finely.
  2. Add a layer of cucumber to the bottom of a glass, add mango on top of that.
  3. Finally combine the crab meat with the dressing and hey presto. Guests will go wild for this.


  1. Ashley - baker by nature

    Now this is my kind of salad! Simple yet bursting with color and flavor: a total winner!

  2. Yum. Love chimichurri, and coincidentally, I prepared my first crab just this week – perfect timing to find your recipe, David. Love the mango with the salad too.

  3. Hi Dave, I made a crab salad for a starter for a dinner party a couple of weeks ago, the post will be up on the 28th! I love chimichurri as well but never thought to pair it with the sweet crab, very clever. This is a lovely starter and the presentation is very elegant. Another nice recipe, thank you.

  4. This is stunning. I love chimichurri.

  5. I have been thinking about preparing a crab salad for awhile and you have just inspired me! This recipe looks delicious and easy! I love the colours! Exquisite as always Dave!

  6. This looks great David! I am always intimidated by crab. I don’t know what to do with it half the time. I really need to get over the fear and just have a go.

    Thanks for stopping by at my site and leaving a very sweet comment!


  7. Hi David, thanks for stopping by to say hello. I absolutely adore the simplicity of this starter! I’ve always felt that mango & chimichurri are a match made in heaven, so this one’s a definite winner. Having grown up on a tropical island, I love crab, nothing better than a fresh-about-to-wake-up crab!
    Will have to try this in the summer!

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    • Dave Crichton

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