Orange Crab Salad Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Florida 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 jalapeno 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

Preparation

Orange Crab Salad Recipe
Step 1:

Whisk together first 5 ingredients to make dressing; set aside.

Step 2:

In large mixing bowl, combine avocado, orange, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro and jalapeno. Let stand for 30 minutes.

Step 3:

Squeeze all liquid out of crabmeat. Check carefully for any shells. Add crabmeat to salad mixture.

Step 4:

Arrange lettuce on salad plates. Top with crabmeat mixture and reserved dressing.

Step 5:

Season to taste with freshly ground pepper; garnish with orange segments if desired.