Carolina Lump Crab Salad is a delectable, luscious and complex blending of flavors that combined, makes a glorious meal for lunch or dinner.  Seriously good eating.

Carolina Lump Crab Salad

Carolina Lump Crab Salad
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Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 8 basil leaves, julienned
  • 1 small bunch of chives, minced
  • 5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 ripe avocados, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 juice of lime
  • 1 teaspoon red-wine vinegar
  • fresh herb salad or salad mix, for garnish
  1. Place crab, basil and chives in mixing bowl. In separate bowl, whisk together 4 Tbsp. olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice and champagne vinegar. Add to crab and gently mix. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine avocados, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, red-wine vinegar and remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
  3. To plate, portion avocado mixture onto four plates and divide crab on top. Garnish with fresh herb salad or salad mix.


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