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Orange Crab Salad

Orange Crab SaladA light and refreshing crab salad with avocado, orange, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro and jalapeño. Recipe created by Chef Scott Uehlein, corporate chef of Canyon Ranch Health Resorts and SpaClubs.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 avocado, diced
1 Florida orange, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper (can substitute any color pepper)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh minced jalapeño or serrano pepper, optional
1 pound lump crabmeat (fresh or frozen)
Lettuce leaves (leaf lettuce or spring mix)
Ground black pepper
Fresh Florida orange segments, if desired

Cooking Directions:

  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients to make dressing; set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, combine avocado, orange, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro and jalapeño. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  3. Squeeze all liquid out of crabmeat. Check carefully for any shells. Add crabmeat to salad mixture.
  4. Arrange lettuce on salad plates. Top with crabmeat mixture and reserved dressing. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper; garnish with orange segments if desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Florida Department of Citrus, through ECES, Inc., Electronic Color Editorial Services.