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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Paula, I love watching you and your family. I miss seeing your show, I watched you everyday. My son lives in Charleston S.C. He took me to the Lady & Sons to eat. Oh my goodness! People are always telling me that I look just like the cooking lady Paula Deen. I always tell them that you are my hero. May God Bless You Mary Ann
Mary Ann Tharp in A Summer of Burgers on August 15, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Add a few spoonfuls of parmesan cheese to the flour and cornmeal breading and it kicks the tomatoes up another notch. Bev
in Crispy Fried Green Tomatoes on August 15, 2014 at 10:33 am

I just bought Paula's Peach Salad Dressing and wondered if anyone has a good recipe that they use it in?
Melissa in Taste Testing 101 on August 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Congrats Bobby. Loved the family picture miss you Paula on TV will be watching online. Jack is getting big. Looks like his mom but Matt aka moose has your face. Your eyes cheeks hair even falls to his face like yours except to the left. Good luck on your next venture. You give us other 60+ yr women strength to move on. Keep up the good work.
Carol Bryant in Love at Last on August 11, 2014 at 6:12 pm