Salad with Old Bay Dressing

Salad with Old Bay Dressing
Photo by Marcus Nilsson/ Food Styling by Michelle Gatton

Keep your starter simple. This basic salad is dressed up with buttery crabmeat and a spicy, creamy Old Bay salad dressing to complement the seafood.

How to Prepare a Classic American Clambake
Ingredients for Salad
  • 4 ounces butter lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into small matchsticks
  • 8 radishes, sliced paper thin
  • ¾cup Buttermilk Old Bay Dressing*
  • 8 ounces lump white crabmeat
Directions for Salad

In large bowl, toss lettuce, carrots and radishes. Divide into 8 dishes. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Top each with dressing and 1 ounce crabmeat. Pass additional dressing at the table. Serves 8. 

Ingredients for Old Bay Dressing
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon Coleman’s dry mustard powder
Directions for Buttermilk Old Bay Dressing

Whisk together all ingredients in medium glass bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. May be made 1 day in advance.

Pair It

When the time comes to sit down at the table, start your clambake with a bright California bubbly. The toasted apple flavors and creaminess of Gloria Ferrer’s NV Brut from Sonoma County hold up to the richness of crabmeat on top of greens with a buttermilk salad dressing.

Published on June 22, 2017