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Vegetable salad with crab sticks

Cheap Family Meals Under $10

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

In addition to being cost-effective, legumes are a high-nutritional-value food that should be included in our weekly menus. They come into play both in the summer, when we can make salads and other dishes like this salad of legumes with crab sticks, and in the winter, when we crave traditional stews and spoon dishes to tone the body. They're filling and don't require much more than a slice of bread to make a satisfying meal.


  • 150 g cooked white beans
  • 150 g cooked lentils
  • 150 g cooked chickpeas
  • 1/2 tomato
  • 2 eggs
  • 10 crab sticks
  •  20 g onion
  • 40 g red pepper
  • 40 g green pepper
  • 50 g of extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 g of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of ketchup and salt


  1. We place the legumes in a colander and thoroughly wash them under a stream of cold water until no remnants of the canning liquid remain. We use absorbent paper to drain and dry.
  2. Cut the tomato half into small cubes (we save the seeds and the juice that it can release for other preparations: dressing, stir-fry, etc).
  3. Cook the eggs for 10-12 minutes in plenty of water with a splash of vinegar. Refresh, peel, and set aside until ready to serve. We chop the crab sticks, onion, and two types of pepper into small pieces.
  4. We combine them with the legumes and tomato cubes. We use a light seasoning. We make a vinaigrette by combining the oil, vinegar, mustard, ketchup, and a pinch of salt. We beat until the mixture was emulsified.
Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 693Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 181mgSodium 1801mgCarbohydrates 83gFiber 13gSugar 24gProtein 40g

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