Ensaladilla Cangrejo, also known as Crab Salad, is a popular Spanish dish made with crabmeat, vegetables, and a creamy dressing. Here's a simple recipe to make this refreshing easy crab salad the perfect appetizer, tapa or light meal!

Ensaladilla cangrejo is a versatile dish, which you can customize by adding other ingredients such as diced boiled eggs, pickles, diced cooked potatoes, pineapple or olives according to your taste. 

Ingredients:

450 grams crabmeat, cooked and shredded or 10 Crab Sticks (imitation crab)

240 mm mayonnaise (1 cup)

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper, to taste

120 grams cooked green peas

120 grams diced carrots, cooked until tender

120 grams diced red bell pepper

60 grams diced red onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Lemon wedges and bread sticks for serving

Easy Crab Salad

 Easy Crab Salad Recipe

Method

In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the dressing.

Add the shredded crabmeat to the bowl with the dressing. Gently fold and mix until the crabmeat is well coated with the dressing.

Add the cooked green peas, diced carrots, diced red bell pepper, and diced red onion to the bowl. Again, gently fold the ingredients together to combine them with the crabmeat and dressing.

Taste the ensaladilla cangrejo and adjust the seasoning if needed, adding more salt, pepper, or lemon juice according to your preference.

Once everything is well combined, transfer the ensaladilla cangrejo to a serving dish. Sprinkle the chopped fresh parsley on top for garnish.

Chill the salad in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together.

Serve the ensaladilla cangrejo chilled, garnished with lemon wedges on the side. It can be enjoyed as a standalone salad or as a filling for sandwiches or wraps.

Here in the Benidorm Seriously cookery book you will find a vast selection of Spanish Recipes.  Simple tapas dishes, delicious soups, vegetarian dishes, cakes and desserts and even drink recipes.  Spoil your family with some scrumptious new food.  

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