Sunday, June 21, 2009

Daily Dish

A Refreshing Avocado Salad
Enjoy the creamy smoothness of heart-healthy avocado in this salad. Paired with savory crabmeat and vibrant seasonings, this delicious salad brings the irresistible flavors of summer to the table.

Crab and Avocado Salad (Phase 1)
Description This delectable multi-use recipe makes a great entrĂ©e salad or an appetizer in half-sized portions. In later Phases, it can be an hors d’oeuvre on whole-grain crackers or a sandwich or wrap filling. Serve it as is or with a simple mixed-green salad. If crabmeat is unavailable, cold steamed shrimp is just as good.

Serves 4 (scant 1-cup)
Prep time: 10 minutes
Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro2 tablespoons mayonnaise1 tablespoon chopped roasted red pepper (from a jar) 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper1 pound lump crabmeatSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 large ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/4" cubes

Instructions Combine cilantro, mayonnaise, red pepper, lime juice, and cayenne in a medium mixing bowl. Mix in crabmeat and season with salt and pepper. Gently fold in avocado and serve.
Nutritional information: 230 calories14 g fat (2 g sat) 4 g carbohydrate22 g protein3 g dietary fiber

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