Chickpea Crab Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe
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Chickpea Crab Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe

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Crab lovers will get a kick out of this salad that's as eye-appealing as it is appetizing. " I like to add a little crumbled feta cheese, and sometimes I substitute chicken or turkey for the crab," writes Sally Sibthorpe from Shelby Township, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained
  • 3/4 cup garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped
  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens

Nutritional Facts

446 calories: 1 each, 27g fat (4g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 8g fiber), 25g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the crab, garbanzo beans, radishes, onions, parsley, carrot and pistachios. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Divide salad greens between two salad bowls; top with crab mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Chickpea Crab Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette in Cooking for 2 Summer 2008, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"i used imation crab and it was very good didn't add the nuts will add celery next time."

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010

"Doubled receipe for 4, substituted Crasinettes for pistachios. Our kind of food. Even the kids loved it. Next time, substituting endame for crab."

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