Citrus and Basil Kissed Crab Salad

Feb 15, 2008 at 7:04 p.m. ET

If you long for the ocean or just love the taste of crab, this simple salad will succulently delight you. The crab is tender and lemony while the snap beans lend a dynamite little crunch.

Serves 4

For the crab:
1 pound fresh cooked crab meat*
Juice of a lemon
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, rolled lengthwise, finely sliced crosswise

For the salad:
8 cups mixed greens
1/2 pound green or yellow snap beans, trimmed, steamed crisp tender, drained, patted dry
4 lemon wedges

Toss crab ingredients in a medium-sized bowl to coat. Set aside. Divide mixed greens among four chilled salad bowls. Mound one-fourth of the crab mixture onto each bed of greens. Arrange snap beans around the crab and serve each with a lemon wedge.

*Imitation crab is not recommended for this dish.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving): 226 calories (36% from fat), 29 grams protein, 10 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber, 9grams fat (1 gram saturated), 86mg cholesterol, 150 milligrams calcium, 439mg sodium, 3mg iron.

Recipe courtesy of Michele Thompson, MS

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