Summer Corn & Crab Salad with honey citrus dressing

Summer Corn & Crab Salad with Honey Citrus DressingPublished in Carolina Country Magazine June 2019

This heat wave has just gotten outta control!  Got no time nor inclination to cook anything… and for those who want to join me in that boycott, here’s a light and fresh salad for you to enjoy… nice and cold, on a sweltering hot day!  Pick up some fresh sweet summer corn from your local farmers market and the best crab you can get your hands on… and fix yourself this salad.  I’m pretty sure you’ll be glad you did.
Tasty Tip… If you shop at Savory Spice Shop, I recommend adding some of my favorite Cali Citrus Rub to this salad (you can order online too).  

 

TIP:  Does your corn fly here, there and everywhere when cutting off the cob?  Just sit the cob like this on your bundt pan, slice, and it will fall right into the pan for easy gathering.

 

Cutting corn off the cob

Cut your corn off the cob right into a bundt pan to keep it “confined!”

Summer Corn & Crab Salad with Honey-Citrus Dressing

Cut fresh off the cob, locally grown corn can be used in so many delicious ways. Enjoy this no-cook salad with some sweet NC crab. Exact measurements not necessary! Feel free to toss in any other fresh veggies you have on hand.

Course: Brunch, Dressings, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, Farmers Market, Garden Goodies, No Cook, North Carolina Goodies, Summer Food
Servings: 4
Author: Wendy Perry
Ingredients
Honey Citrus Dressing
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • zest of 1 lemon, lime and orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Corn and Crab Salad
  • 4 cups fresh corn (about 6 ears) cut from cob
  • 1 small red onion, cut in slivers
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • several radishes, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 ounces more more! fresh crabmeat
Instructions
  1. Whisk all dressing ingredients and set aside.

  2. Stir all ingredients together with dressing. Gently fold in crab. Chill for at least an hour or two for flavors to meld.

Recipe Notes

Tasty Tip... If you shop at Savory Spice Shop, I recommend adding in some of my favorite Cali Citrus Rub to this salad (you can order online too).  



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