Crab and Avocado Salad
Eat this salad by itself, or use it as a topper on a bed of mixed greens!
1/2 pound haricots verts or green beans, halved
2/3 cup low-fat plain yogurt
3 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 anchovy fillets, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
1/2 pound lump or claw crabmeat
1 Hass avocado, halved, pitted and diced
3 romaine hearts, chopped
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat croutons
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the haricots verts and cook until crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to stop the cooking.
Puree the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, basil and anchovies in a blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss the crabmeat, half of the avocado and about 1 tablespoon of the yogurt dressing in a small bowl. Toss the romaine, croutons, haricots verts and the remaining avocado with the remaining dressing in a large bowl.
Divide the romaine salad among plates, top with the tomatoes and place some of the crab mixture in the center.