The Roanoker - July/August 2020 - 12

southern spoonful

Easy Breezy
Summer
Recipes
Summer has arrived and it's
beckoning us to get out and
bask in the sunshine. Enjoy
these refreshing recipes while
you have fun times with friends!

photographed by ASHLEY CUOCO

CHILE-LIME CRAB SALAD WITH TOMATO
AND AVOCADO & MANGO SALSA (TOP)

HAVING FRIENDS OVER for a relaxing
meal is one of the best things about summer.
Don't miss another minute of sunshine by
making these festive dishes ahead of time;
you don't even have to turn on your stove. All
of the fresh summer flavors without the fuss!

Chile-Lime Crab Salad
with Tomato and Avocado
Recipe adapted from crab salad recipe by Chef
Sue Zemanick.

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5 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2½ tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon very finely chopped jalapeño
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, plus
cilantro leaves for garnish
½ tablespoon honey
½ teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ pound lump crab meat, picked over
1½ Hass avocados, diced
¹/³ cup minced red onion
¹/³ cup finely chopped Roma tomato
Cooked fresh corn off the cob
Lime tortilla chips for serving

Chill salad bowls in freezer for service.
To make vinaigrette: Combine lime juice,
olive oil, vegetable oil, jalapeño, cilantro,
honey, garlic, salt and pepper in a small
bowl. Whisk to combine. Cover and place in
refrigerator.
Place crab meat in a mixing bowl. Add
avocados, red onion, tomato and corn. Stir
to combine. Do not overmix. Cover and
refrigerate until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, gently fold
vinaigrette into crab mixture. Place crab
salad in chilled salad bowls. Garnish with
cilantro leaves. Serve with lime tortilla chips.
Makes 4 servings.
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