Five minute crab cake salad with ranch dressing

Five Minute Crab Cake Salad
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We all look for something fast fresh and light to the table this time of year. The other day at Fresh Market, packages of house made Crab Cakes were buy one get one free... that was four for 7.98. I grabbed a few salad ingredients, including ripe champagne mangos and a container of yogurt and when I hit the front door we were eating in minutes. This is mindful summer eating... welcome to salad days! This would be a fifteen dollar restaurant salad. Enjoy it in your home. Perfect bariatric eating. The dressing is the real gem in this dish... its delicious and full of protein!
  • Crab cakes - I used fresh but Phillips brand are available at Costco in the freezer case
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk or water to thin dressing
  • Baby Spinach
  • Mango
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Whole pecan halves
  1. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a nonstick skillet and brown the crab cakes. (I add the pecans to the pan and toast them as well, removing to cutting board when done)
  2. Whisk the ranch dressing powder into the yogurt, thinning with the milk (if needed) to pourable consistency. Set aside.
  3. On a dinner or salad plate, mound 1 cup spinach leaves, ¼ cup diced mango, a few grape tomatoes and the pecans. Set the crab cake to the side. Drizzle with the healthy and totally delish ranch dressing. Dust with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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2 thoughts on “Five Minute Crab Cake Salad

  1. Deanna Raabe says:

    How many servings is this recipe? How can I figure out what portion to eat if I don’t know how many “official” portions it has?

    I can figure out the nutritional values through My Fitness Pal.


    • Susan Maria Leach says:

      This is where so many go wrong. THERE IS NO OFFICIAL PORTION. Eat until you feel satisfaction and then STOP, no matter what is on your plate. We are no longer members of the clean plate club. Use your pouch.

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