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Salpicón de Cangrejo

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

16
oz natural crab meat
1
cup red peppers, cut into small cubes
1
cup yellow peppers, cut into small cubes
1
cup green peppers, cut into small cubes
1/2
cup purple onions, cut into small cubes
1
cup green olives, thinly sliced
3
tablespoons fresh green lemon juice
1/4
cup white vinegar
1
cup olive oil
2
peeled garlic cloves
1/2
cup cilantro, thinly chopped (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh lettuce leaves to serve (optional)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You may substitute shrimp for the crab.

Salpicón (salad mixture) is a common dish in many Latin American countries and you can find different variations of it. One of the most popular is salpicón de mariscos, which takes different kinds of seafood and is really delicious! Today, I am sharing my salpicón de cangrejo (crab meat salad) recipe, which is my favorite because you can use either natural crab or imitation crab meat which is a little less expensive. It’s very easy to make and you can serve it as a light lunch or as a party appetizer.

If you like your food spicy, add a little Tabasco sauce to the vinaigrette.

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, combine the crab, peppers, onions and olives.
  • 2 Combine the lemon juice, vinegar, olive oil and garlic in a food processor. Process until the garlic is completely minced.
  • 3 Add the vinaigrette and cilantro to the crab and vegetables. Combine until well incorporated.
  • 4 Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store the salpicón in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • 5 Serve over fresh lettuce leaves, if you wish.

Salpicón (salad mixture) is a common dish in many Latin American countries and you can find different variations of it. One of the most popular is salpicón de mariscos, which takes different kinds of seafood and is really delicious! Today, I am sharing my salpicón de cangrejo (crab meat salad) recipe, which is my favorite because you can use either natural crab or imitation crab meat which is a little less expensive. It’s very easy to make and you can serve it as a light lunch or as a party appetizer.

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Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 24, 2015

Salpicón (salad mixture) is a common dish in many Latin American countries and you can find different variations of it. One of the most popular is salpicón de mariscos, which takes different kinds of seafood and is really delicious! Today, I am sharing my salpicón de cangrejo (crab meat salad) recipe, which is my favorite because you can use either natural crab or imitation crab meat which is a little less expensive. It’s very easy to make and you can serve it as a light lunch or as a party appetizer.