The Deen Bros. Lighter Crab Salad

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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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love the table paula would look good on my new patio. so glad you are back. I hope to get there to see you in person one day.i will start tomorrow to find the patern form the tablecloth.
Gladys Rainesl in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I just want to say this I don't even know if is the right page all I ever wanted to say to Paula Deen welcome back I have missed you. You are my favorite home down girls keep your head up and hang on and feel the love. P.S. from a woman of color.
in Chicken Salad: A Southern Staple on April 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I just love love love the table and flowers and am so glad that I can still access all of Paula's recipes, her family life, Bobby's lighter versions and Brandon's beautiful work. Truly thankful to see such beautiful tablescapes. You guys are my heros.
Patricia in Savannah Style: A Spring Table for Two on April 13, 2014 at 9:14 am