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Crab Louis Accents

Yield Makes 2 servings
Notes: To make the salad a little less rich, just add the dressing to taste.


  • 1 firm-ripe avocado (about 1/2 lb.)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 pound shelled cooked Dungeness crab
  • Louis dressing
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups tender salad leaves, rinsed and crisped
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4 Belgian endive leaves (optional)
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons diced bell pepper (red, yellow, green, or a combination)
  • 1 hard-cooked large egg, shelled

Nutrition Information

  • calories 303
  • caloriesfromfat 65 %
  • protein 21 g
  • fat 22 g
  • satfat 3.7 g
  • carbohydrate 9 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • sodium 254 mg
  • cholesterol 181 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cut avocado in half lengthwise, then peel and pit. Turn halves cut side down, then cut each half crosswise into thin slices. With a wide spatula, transfer each avocado half to a dinner plate, keeping slices together. With your fingers, gently pull slices into a loose S that fills the center of the plate.

  2. Mix crab gently with Louis dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Mix salad leaves with vinegar, oil, and salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Lay 2 endive leaves parallel at the tip of each avocado S. Spoon crab mixture beneath the endive and next to the avocado, then mound salad leaves onto base of endive. Scatter plates with the diced bell pepper.

  5. Mince egg in a food processor, or rub through a fine strainer. Sprinkle over crab salad.

  6. Nutritional analysis per serving without dressing.

Accents, Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach, California