Citrus crab toasts recipe

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serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: not
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 5 min
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  • Meaty fresh crab combined with crème fraiche, tangy grapefruit and fresh chives makes a great topping on ciabatta toasts.


    • 1 small ciabatta loaf
    • Olive oil
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • 1tbsp half-fat crème fraiche
    • 1tbsp low-fat mayonnaise
    • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
    • 1 grapefruit, peeled, segmented and roughly chopped
    • 300g fresh white crab meat
    • Black pepper
    • 1tbsp chopped fresh chives


    • Preheat the grill to medium.

    • Slice the ciabatta loaf diagonally into 8 thin slices. Season and brush each slice with olive oil and grill on both sides until golden.

    • In a small bowl, mix together 1tbsp of olive oil, most of the lime juice, crème fraiche, mayonnaise and chopped green chilli. Fold in the grapefruit and crab meat.

    • Season with black pepper then spoon crab mixture onto ciabatta. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve with a squeeze of fresh lime.

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