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Crab and Avocado Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette

Source: Quick from Scratch - Soups and Salads
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Active Time:  10 Minutes
Total Time:  10 Minutes
  Serves 4
Creamy avocados plus delicate crabmeat plus a tart ginger-and-lemon vinaigrette equals one great salad. Substitute cooked shrimp or grilled scallops for the crab in the equation, if you like; the result will be just as delicious.
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger
Grated zest of 1/2 lemon
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice-wine vinegar
2 scallions including green tops, chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cooking oil
3/4 pound watercress, tough stems removed (about 2 quarts)
1/2 head romaine lettuce (about 3/4 pound), cut crosswise into 1-inch strips (about 2 quarts)
2 ripe avocados, preferably Haas, diced
1/2 pound lump crab meat, picked free of shell
Crab and Avocado Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette Recipe at
In a blender, combine the ginger, lemon zest, lemon juice, vinegar, scallions, soy sauce, and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt. Pulse to chop. Add the oil and puree until smooth.

In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, combine the watercress, romaine, avocados, and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss the salad with all but 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and mound the salad on plates.

Toss the crabmeat with the remaining vinaigrette. Spoon the dressed crabmeat over the salads.

KITCHEN TIP: Wait until you're ready to toss the salad before dicing the avocados. The acidity in the vinaigrette will keep them from turning brown.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
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Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Serves 4
Calories: 405
Fat. Total: 35g
Fiber: 9g
Carbohydrates, Total: 13g
Sodium: 627mg
% Cal. from Fat: 78%
Cholesterol: 40mg
Protein: 18g
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Rating: 5
by: Karen, IL Reviewed: 11/27/2006
Excellent. Everyone that has tried this salad loves it.
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