Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
The tart lemon-basil dressing contrasts with the sweet corn, tomatoes, and crab in this no-cook salad. Pair it with cucumber soup or a grilled sandwich for a heartier meal.

Yield:

4 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 242
Caloriesfromfat 21 %
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 2.7 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 30 g
Carbohydrate 17.7 g
Fiber 3.6 g
Cholesterol 128 mg
Iron 1.8 mg
Sodium 613 mg
Calcium 1 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
1/4 cup thinly sliced basil leaves
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
1 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices ripe beefsteak tomato
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

Preparation

1. Combine rind, 3 tablespoons juice, and next 5 ingredients (through black pepper) in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Reserve 1 1/2 tablespoons juice mixture. Add remaining 2 tablespoons juice, corn, and next 4 ingredients (through crab) to remaining juice mixture; toss gently to coat.

2. Arrange 2 tomato slices and 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes on each of 4 plates. Drizzle about 1 teaspoon reserved juice mixture over each serving. Top each serving with 1 cup corn and crab mixture.

Note:

Jackie Mills,

June 2008