By Erica Kritt, Social Media Coordinator, The Cruise Web, Inc.
I’m hopeful that spring is right around the corner because not only am I tired of the bone chilling cold, and the constant threat of snow and ice, but I’m tired of being cooped up eating hot foods. I want to sit outside and munch on lighter flavors. When we started thinking about spas on cruise ships I was instantly excited to find some healthy and light recipes to share.
This is a recipe served to Celebrity Cruises’ AquaSpa guests in the elegant Blu restaurant which offers healthy food. This dish is usually paired with a sweet pea soup, but I think the crab salad on its own is so diverse. You can eat it as an appetizer, make a sandwich with it or offer it up at a summer barbecue. It’s light and fragrant, perfect for the spring.
The one ingredient that is hard to find on this recipe is lemon oil. Instead of searching several grocery stores, I found that you can make lemon oil yourself. All you have to do is add the zest of two lemons to a half a cup of olive oil and cook on low heat for 10 minutes. The lemon oil really is essential for bringing a zest to the whole dish.
- 6 oz. lump crab meat
- 1 tsp. fresh chives
- 1 tsp. lemon oil
- 1 tsp. almonds
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- Drain the crab.
- Chop the chives.
- Slice and toast the almonds.
- Combine all ingredients and serve.