I first tried this salad about 20 years ago, and it immediately seemed fabulously delicious to me. Over the years, the fashion for crab salad has passed, but the love for it has not disappeared. And no matter how many new fashionable and healthy salads I have mastered, on holidays anyway my relatives ask me to make a crab salad. Over time, I adjusted the recipe for crab salad with corn and cucumber to my tastes, so I suggest trying my version of this salad.
Let's immediately make a reservation that there is no point in discussing the recipe for crab salad with corn and cucumber to conduct discussions about how harmful crab sticks are. I think every time the choice is yours.
My recipe is slightly different from the classic version in that you will not find boiled rice in its composition. I think rice makes the salad a little heavier. I offer you a fresher and lighter version of this famous dish.
The salad is cooked very quickly. To start, put the boil eggs. We leave the finished eggs to cool in cold water. Then they need to be cleaned and cut into cubes.
I note that all the ingredients of this salad should be cut approximately the same - in small or medium cubes.
Well washed fresh cucumbers also need to be cut into cubes. Before you chop the cucumbers, you should always check if they are bitter, so as not to spoil the salad with such an unaccounted for trifle.
The time has come for shredding crab sticks. I try not to buy frozen food, but chilled. Such crab sticks are more juicy, in addition, they are immediately ready for use.
Finally, open a jar of canned corn, drain the excess liquid and add to all the ingredients already chopped.
Properly selected corn is the key to a delicious salad. It is necessary that the corn be juicy, soft and sweet, then the salad will turn out exactly as expected.
It remains only to season the salad with mayonnaise and mix it thoroughly. Try, perhaps, you will want to salt the salad a little, focus on your taste. Nevertheless, do not try to salt immediately, because both crab sticks and canned corn already contain salt. Naturally, the most ideal would be homemade fresh mayonnaise.
I love the serving of appetizers a bit, so I laid out the crab salad with corn and cucumber in a bowl, grated on top with juicy green onions and served the dish to the table.
A familiar, maybe even banal, but such a favorite salad! Enjoy your meal!