Got to Be NC
Recipe by: Lisa Prince

Pea and Crab Salad

A fresh and simple salad with crab in every bite. Other options: add cheese, nuts or a flavored olive oil.

Servings: 6
Cook Time: Prep Time: 10 minutes; Total Time: 15 minutes
Meal Type: Side Dish
NC Ingredients: crab meat, mint

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lb. sugar snap peas, stems and strings removed
lb. bag frozen green peas
lb. fresh lump crab meat
cup orzo, cooked and cooled
cup red onion, thinly sliced
cup mint leaves, slivered
Tbsp. olive oil
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
cup feta, crumbled


Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil; add sugar snaps and peas. When water returns to a boil, cook 1 to 2 minutes, until sugar snaps are crisp tender. Drain in a colander; refresh under cold water, drain again and blot with a paper towel.

Place peas in a large bowl with remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Season as needed.


Recipes found on this page are from Got to Be NC members, staff, industry partners and Stove Side Chats. Stove Side Chats is Got to Be NC’s cooking show hosted by restaurant marketing specialist Chad Blackwelder. This series invites chefs and home cooks from around the state to teach you how to cook with in-season North Carolina deliciousness.