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
Yield 5 cups
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
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
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm