Avocado and Crab Salad – “A Salad For Each Week” #29

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This is inspired by an appetizer that Scott and I enjoyed at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain in NYC. Mine didn’t turn out to be an impressive, mile high tower quite like his, but it tasted rich and creamy nonetheless! And avocados are a powerhouse of nutrients supplying a large dose of pantothenic acid (energy and metabolism support), fiber, copper, folate, potassium, and vitamins K, B6, C and E.

Avocado and Crab Salad

2 large ripe avocados
1/2 lb crab meat, chopped
1 Tablespoon minced onion
1 handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lime
Hot sauce (optional)

Place garlic, paprika, salt and pepper into a large bowl. Put in sliced or chunked avocado and lime juice. Mash with a fork to desired consistency while also incorporating the seasonings. Add in crab, onion and cilantro and fold into the avocado. Serve in hollow avocado skin and garnish with cilantro.

BTW – The next day I used the rest of the crab in a frittata – sooooo yummy! Eggs, crab, milk, spinach, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese!

 

Other recipes you will enjoy:

“A Salad For Each Week” Recipes:

  1. Broccoli and White Bean Salad

  2. Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw

  3. Fresh and Minty Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

  4. Tangy Kale and Sweet Potato Bit Salad

  5. Key Lime Corn and Black Bean Salad

  6. Green Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

  7. “So Long Summer” Salad

  8. Pickle Salsa

  9. Gingery Broccoli and Carrot Salad

  10. Mediterranean Farro Salad

  11. Home Grown Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad

  12. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing

  13. Cranberry and Orange Quinoa Salad

  14. Southwest Ranch Dressing

  15. Marinated Mushrooms

  16. Fajita Quinoa

  17. Caesared Brussel Sprouts

  18. Fresh Argentinian Salad

  19. The “New Green” Salad

  20. Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Chia Dressing

  21. Garden Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  22. Cool Zucchini, Carrot, and Radish Salad

  23. Layered Greek Salad

  24. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

  25. Ginger Dressed Slaw

  26. Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad

  27. Tangy Green Bean Salad

  28. Florida Summer Salad

Tangy Green Bean Salad – “A Salad For Each Week” #28

Today I showed Aleyah a very simple salad. While she is my most adventurous eater, she is the one who likes veggies the least. So when she finds a vegetable that she likes, I take it and run with it! She does, however, share in my love for all kinds of mustard, so much so that she even squirts it onto her spoon and eats it just like that. Knowing that she actually likes green beans and loves mustard, I called her into the kitchen and had her mix a dressing of dijon mustard, walnut oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. That’s it. She ate a good helping and Joel also discovered that he liked this salad as well. Anna thought it was “spicy”, (She thinks a dash of black pepper is spicy!) so she passed. BUT, she gave it a try, and that’s all that I ever ask. So now I am sharing our new favorite summer salad with you.

Green beans are rich in antioxidants because they contain a variety of carotenoids and flavonoids. They are rich in vitamin K and silicon, both of which are important to bone and connective tissue health. Combine these nutrients with weight-bearing exercises and high impact activities like running and jumping, and you’ll help stave off bone loss as age creeps up.

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Place mustard, oil, garlic, salt and pepper into a large bowl and whisk. Place in beans and onion. Toss to combine. Serve immediately or place in fridge.

 

Other recipes you will enjoy:

“A Salad For Each Week” Recipes:

  1. Broccoli and White Bean Salad

  2. Asian Purple Cabbage Slaw

  3. Fresh and Minty Cantaloupe and Tomato Salad

  4. Tangy Kale and Sweet Potato Bit Salad

  5. Key Lime Corn and Black Bean Salad

  6. Green Bean, Tomato, and Mozzarella Pesto Salad

  7. “So Long Summer” Salad

  8. Pickle Salsa

  9. Gingery Broccoli and Carrot Salad

  10. Mediterranean Farro Salad

  11. Home Grown Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad

  12. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing

  13. Cranberry and Orange Quinoa Salad

  14. Southwest Ranch Dressing

  15. Marinated Mushrooms

  16. Fajita Quinoa

  17. Caesared Brussel Sprouts

  18. Fresh Argentinian Salad

  19. The “New Green” Salad

  20. Shrimp, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Balsamic Chia Dressing

  21. Garden Fresh Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

  22. Cool Zucchini, Carrot, and Radish Salad

  23. Layered Greek Salad

  24. Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad

  25. Ginger Dressed Slaw

  26. Creamy Balsamic, Blueberry and Basil Spinach Salad

  27. Florida Summer Salad