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Author Notes: Inspired by a Lebanese chef, Maroun Chédid, that I was fortunate enough to meet in Beirut; I added an ingredient that I first discovered in Lebanon, apple molasses and recently in the US, made in a farm in Upstate New York with organic apple cider. —Taste of Beirut
Serves up to 12
ounces shredded green cabbage
ounces lump crab meat
ounces coarsely chopped toasted pecans
ounces golden raisins
tablespoons apple cider molasses
ounces apple cider vinegar
ounces olive oil
dash freshly ground black pepper
- Shred the cabbage as fine as possible
- Pour hot water over the raisins to soften them for 10 minutes
- Drain and rinse the crab meat and add to the cabbage
- Pour the apple cider molasses in a small bowl
- Whisk the apple cider vinegar on the molasses till dissolved
- Whisk the olive oil on the apple cider mixture
- Add a dash of salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Drain the raisins and add to the cabbage and crab meat
- Chop the apples with the peel on in little pieces and add to the cabbage mixture
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss
- Serve immediately or keep covered in the fridge till ready to serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Salad with Apples