Crab, Wombok and Buckwheat Salad


Serves 3-4


  • ~500g freshly cooked crab meat (2 cooked crabs)
  • 1/2 cup of raw buckwheat kernels
  • 1 cup (100g) chopped raw green beans
  • 4 cups (300g) finely chopped wombok
  • 2 red delicious apples
  • 1/3 cup of cashews
  • 1 bunch of chives
  • salt to taste


  • 1/4 cup rice bran oil
  • 1 Tbsp cashew nut paste
  • 1 Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 Tbsp water 
  • 1/4 tsp citric acid



  • Place the rinsed buckwheat kernels and 1  1/2 cups of water in a saucepan and bring to the boil, with the lid on, for 12-15 minutes. Take off the stove and let sit for 5 minutes
  • Strain off any remaining water and set the buckwheat aside to cool
  • Take the meat from the crab
  • Lightly roast the cashews
  • Slice the raw green beans diagonally into long thin pieces
  • Thinly slice the wombok cabbage
  • Peel and quarter the apple, remove the core and thinly slice
  • Cut the chives into 3cm lengths
  • Combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk until smooth
  • Mix the buckwheat, wombok, apple and green beans together and place them first onto a serving platter or individual plates
  • Arrange the crab meat on top, followed by the chives and cashews
  • Drizzle with the dressing and serve
  • Serving Suggestions
  • Salad is best made on the day of serving
  • The crab meat can be replaced with lobster
  • Buckwheat can be replaced with quinoa
  • Mung beans can replace the apple to reduce the salicylate

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