Thai Style Grapefruit and Crab Salad
Thai Style Grapefruit and Crab Salad is a salad you are likely to eat when the more typically used pomelo isn’t available. Pomelo is the largest of the citrus fruits and you can find it throughout Southeast Asia as well as grapefruit. Grapefruits make a good substitution because they are also large and provide plenty of pulpy fruit. The color of grapefruit also helps with presentation because there are so many green spices in Thai food. You can add the red color of grapefruit for contrast and get a much more interesting look.
A Really Healthy Recipe
This recipe has to be one of the healthiest ones on our website. Salads tend to be healthy but this one just feels super healthy. Crab meat and other shellfish tends to have a little more cholesterol than other fish but there really isn’t all that much in this recipe. The fish sauce has higher sodium, so if you have concerns there you may want to try to substitute or find an alternative like low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos. Other than that, it’s a super natural recipe, just herbs and spices and meat. You could make it from a coastal garden even. I fantasized about having such a garden and spending a Saturday crabbing and then making it.
Grapefruit and Crab Salad is a very whole foods based salad using the juicy sweet meat of crab with the pulpy and colorful meat of a grapefruit with Thai spices for flavor and texture. Here’s the recipe below, Enjoy!
Grapefruit and Crab Salad
- 2 Grapefruit Large
- 8 ounces crab meat Fresh if possible
- 8 Thai peppers Chopped
- 1/2 cup Green onions Sliced
- 1/2 cup Mint Leaves Whole
- 2 Shallots Thin Sliced
- 1 cup Cucumber Persian if possible or small/baby cucumbers
- 3 tbsp Fish sauce Low sodium if possible or substitute something healthier like liquid aminos
- 4 tbsp Lime Juice
- First, prepare all the sliced ingredients and pull apart the grapefruit.
- Mix the greens and crab meat
- Mix in the Grapefruit in a large bowl and serve
Our mission at healthythairecipes.com was born from my trying to rehab my wife's native Thai recipes to be as healthy as possible for both of us. We like the whole foods, avoid processed ingredients approach. What is healthy for us may not be healthy for you though as your situation is fact dependent. I like to say, when in doubt, check it out with a doctor or dietitian, if you have concerns. When it comes to food safety, When in doubt, throw it out, if you think an ingredient is questionable.
Let us know how we can make our healthy Thai recipes healthier in the comments section below. Nutrition calculations are an estimate.
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