Crab and Asparagus Salad recipe

Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 5 minutes

This simple asparagus and crab salad makes excellent use of some of the best ingredients Britain has to offer. Serve as a starter at a dinner party or as a luxurious lunch.


  • 20 asparagus spears
  • 50g rocket leaves
  • 150g white crab meat
  • 4 tbsp. creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
  • 2 tbsp. brown crab meat
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Snap the ends off the asparagus spears where they feel like they will break. Grill them on a griddle pan for 1-2 minutes either side until charred and tender.

  2. Slice the spears into 2-3 pieces.

  3. Combine the creme fraiche, mustard, brown crab meat, lemon juice and salt and pepper in a bowl. Toss the asparagus, rocket and white crab meat in the mixture and pile onto 4 plates.

  4. Drizzle each serving with 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil to serve.

Add a finely chopped red chilli to the dressing for a bit of extra bite. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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