Fresh crab is a real summertime treat. It is rich in flavour and combines well in a salad with crunchy apples and bean sprouts, chunks of perfectly ripe avocados and nutty-flavoured bulghur wheat.
Canned crab meat makes an excellent salad base. Use 2 cans, about 170 g each, well drained, instead of the fresh crab. * Use 200 g (7 oz) basmati rice instead of the bulghur wheat. Cook the rice in boiling water for 10–12 minutes, or according to the packet instructions. Drain, rinse with cold water and drain again, then leave to dry before mixing with the dressing and tomatoes.
Although yogurt has been used for its nutritional and medicinal properties for hundreds of years in the Middle and Far East and Eastern Europe, it has only become popular in the UK in the past few decades. It is a good source of calcium and helps to maintain healthy bones, as well as being vital for the proper functioning of muscles and nerves and for blood clotting. * Walnuts are a good source of the antioxidant nutrients selenium, zinc, copper and vitamin E. Nuts should be used in moderation in diabetic cooking for their beneficial monounsaturated fat.
Excellent source of copper, niacin, vitamin B1, vitamin B6. Good source of iron, potassium, vitamin B2, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc. Useful source of calcium, folate, selenium, vitamin A.