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Crab Salad Nicoise

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 40 min.
Crab replaces the tuna in this version of a classic French Nicoise salad.


  • 4 medium boiling potatoes
  • 1 lb. green beans, cut into 2-in. lengths
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tlb. chives or green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 6 cups torn butter lettuce leaves (1 head)
  • 1 Ib. crabmeat
  • 1/4 cup small ripe black olives
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved


  • Cook potatoes in boiling water 30 minutes or until tender; drain and cool 10 minutes. Cut potatoes into 1-inch chunks and place in a shallow dish.
  • Cook beans in boiling water 10 minutes or until tender; drain and cool 10 minutes. Add to potatoes. Combine oil, vinegar, chives, salt and pepper in a small jar with tight-fitting lid. Shake well and pour two thirds of the dressing over potatoes, and beans.
  • Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours or up to 24 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • To serve, arrange lettuce on four plates and spoon potato/string bean mixture on top. Divide crabmeat among the plates and garnish with olives and tomatoes. Drizzle remaining dressing on top.
Recipe courtesy of the National Fisheries Institute

Nutrition Facts

Calories 473
  Calories from Fat 183 (39%)
(32%)Total Fat 21g
(14%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
(29%)Cholesterol 86mg
(28%)Sodium 670mg
(53%)Potassium 1845mg
Total Carbohydrate 43g
(30%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(64%)Protein 32g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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