Asparagus and Crab Meat Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Bon Appetit, April, 1991.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, lemon juice, tomato paste, shallot, Dijon mustard and pepper in medium bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use. (Can be.
  3. prepared 3 days ahead.)
  4. Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling salted water until crisp tender, about 4 minutes.
  5. Transfer to bowl of ice water and cool.
  6. Drain and pat dry.
  7. Mix crab meat into mayonnaise.
  8. Season to taste with salt.
  9. Arrange 1 lettuce leaf on each plate.
  10. Top with asparagus.
  11. Spoon crab meat mayonnaise over and serve.
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Years ago my brother-in-law made this exact recipe from the magazine. It's FANTASTIC. The www and the chef that posted this are great - who would have guessed years ago that I would be able to find a recipe I haven't seen in at least 20 years & in less than 10 minutes? Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to make this.

Maggie in Minnesota June 06, 2015