The Deen Bros. Lighter Crab Salad

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The Deen Bros. Lighter Crab Salad

By Bobby and Jamie Deen

The Deen Bros. Lighter Crab Salad with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes, and Avocado

106 Fewer Calories
6 g Less Fat

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 large ear corn on the cob, shucked
1/2 medium hothouse (seedless) cucumber, thinly sliced  
1/2 small Vidalia or other sweet onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon extra- virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 ounces fresh lump blue crabmeat, picked through
1/2 Haas avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 green leaf lettuce leaves

Combine the tomatoes, corn, cucumber, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, olive oil, and salt in a large bowl; toss to coat well. Fold in the crabmeat and avocado, and toss gently to coat.

Divide the lettuce among 4 plates and top evenly with the crab mixture. Serve at once. 

Prep Time:  15 min
Cook Time:  none
Difficulty:  Easy
Yield 5 cups
Servings: 4

Original recipe courtesy Paula Deen: Vidalia Onion and Lump Blue Crab Salad
Lightened Up recipe courtesy of The Deen Brothers and the Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Per Serving: (1 1/4 cups)  288 Cal; 22 g Protein; 10 g Tot Fat; 1 g Sat Fat; 6 g Mono Fat; 36 g Carb; 12 g Fiber; 17 g Sugar; 198 mg Calcium; 4 mg Iron; 584 mg Sodium; 43 mg Cholesterol

Original nutrition:
Per Serving: 394 Cal; 29 g Protein; 16 g Tot Fat; 2 g Sat Fat; 10 g Mono Fat; 39 g Carb; 9 g Fiber; 32 g Sugar; 245 mg Calcium; 4 mg Iron; 1585 mg Sodium; 60 mg Cholesterol

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there will be a few things like the '1 jalapeno pepper, minced' since I was never one to eat peppers of any kind....since I turned 40, 20 years ago.....they do not agree with me..... But thank you for the receipe...since I love seafood anytime. Vicky

By Vicky Bowers-Gielau on August 18, 2012


You are looking so good and I love that you are lightening up a lot of your receipes . . . I have loved you and your boys for many years and appreciate all that y'all do . . .

By Joyce M. Stokoe on August 17, 2012

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