Kiwi and crab salad

Dear Mom

Thank you for your letter and the parcel with all the delicious goodies….

…I invited some friends over this past weekend for lunch and I made this little salad for a starter. It reminded me of home and early summers in your garden. Everybody loved the combination of crab with kiwi and I got so many compliments, I almost felt like a renowned chef! It is light which had everybody enjoying their chocolate dessert with full gusto! I am amazed at how many men are keeping an eye on their weight! I am sure you and Dad will love it too….

With much love from me.”

“Oh, and by the way, could you send me some recipes on healthy summer lunches; there’s this new cute guy at the tennis club I need to impress…”

Kiwi and crab salad

  • 6 kiwis
  • 2 cans of crabmeat
  • grated rind of one lemon
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • a few sprigs of chives
  • a few chervil leaves
  • a few crushed red pepercorns(optional)
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cut the tops off the kiwis, remove the flesh with a spoon and dice finely. Turn the hollowed out kiwis upside down on toweling paper to drain.
  2. Drain the crab meat and add to the diced kiwi. (Don’t use all the kiwi flesh if it seem too much)
  3. Add the lemon juice, lemon rind, chopped herbs and toasted sesame seeds to the crab meat. Season to taste
  4. Fill the kiwis with the crabfilling and decorate with a sprig of chervil and a sprinkling of crushed red peppercorns.

                                     Serves 6

Alternative: serve the crab salad on a bed on mixed salad leaves or on slices of toasted baguettes.

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18 responses

  1. Ann

    My, but don’t those little darlings look delicious!

    09/04/2008 at 16:18

  2. Beautiful presentation! I’m having a hard time imagining what this would taste like, but it looks like a great dish for the spring/summer.

    09/04/2008 at 17:46

  3. gizmar

    I love this presentation. What a great idea for a luncheon or a starter. Very cool. Keep us posted on the cute guy. Enquiring minds want to know :)

    10/04/2008 at 01:05

  4. What a delightfully refreshing salad in a delightfully presented way! -Susan from Food Blogga

    10/04/2008 at 13:51

  5. What a delightfully refreshing salad presented in a delightfully lovely way.

    10/04/2008 at 13:52

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  7. Great idea with the kiwi; I would not have thought of that and that chervil leaf gives a fun parasol effect!

    10/04/2008 at 17:19

  8. missbebop

    great recipe simple et refreshing…. Have a nice day, goodbyes from Canada!

    10/04/2008 at 17:21

  9. wow, never heard of kiwi and crab,… I am super curious to poke into that little green “cup” to see what happens :-) You re so inventive. I still remember the green peaccino… I adore that one..

    10/04/2008 at 20:33

  10. sandy

    Sounds like a fabulous spring lunch – you are alwalys inspiring Ronell

    10/04/2008 at 20:42

  11. Those stuffed kiwis are adorable.
    The pairing of crab and kiwi, brilliant.

    11/04/2008 at 01:25

  12. This start is for impress for sure. Healthy fresh and a real inspiration

    11/04/2008 at 12:21

  13. this is such a neat idea. I wonder why I never thought of that before. truly impressive. :)

    11/04/2008 at 22:36

  14. oh my goodness not only do those salads looks delicious and refreshing — but the presentation is stunning!! i want to give it a hug its so cute!

    14/04/2008 at 21:50

  15. oooh, I never thought of pairing kiwi with crab before – nice! I love the way everything is in the kiwi shell too.

    17/04/2008 at 13:51

  16. That’s so clever! I like Kiwis but never know what the heck to do with them. The sweetness would be lovely with the crab, and what gorgeous presentation :)

    23/04/2008 at 14:42

  17. This is a great idea. I love fruit used in savory ways, and using the kiwi skins as a container is fabulous.

    23/04/2008 at 16:08

  18. Jj

    What a great way to use those lucious kiwifruits!

    26/04/2008 at 17:32


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