Insalata di Frutti di Mare

This must-have main dish salad features a quick salad dressing and fresh, flavorful ingredients. Pair with crusty bread and a glass of crisp white wine.

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 293
  • Fat: 7.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 32.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.1g
  • Fiber: 5.2g
  • Cholesterol: 176mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 958mg
  • Calcium: 177mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 small red potatoes (about 6 ounces), quartered
  • 8 ounces small green beans or haricots verts, trimmed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 tablespoon basil-infused olive oil or extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound lump crabmeat, drained and shell pieces removed
  • 8 ounces jumbo shrimp (about 12 shrimp), cooked and peeled
  • 4 Bibb, Boston, or radicchio lettuce leaves

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Cover; chill.
  2. 2. Cook potatoes in boiling water 10 minutes or until tender. Remove potatoes from water with a slotted spoon; set aside. Add green beans to boiling water; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Rinse green beans under cold water; drain.
  3. 3. While potatoes and green beans cook, combine onion and vinegar in a bowl; toss well. Let stand 10 minutes. Drain onion; discard vinegar.
  4. 4. Combine potatoes, green beans, onion, tomatoes, and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; toss gently to coat.
  5. 5. Arrange 2 cups vegetables, about 3 ounces crabmeat, and 3 shrimp on each of 4 plates. Spoon 2 tablespoons mayonnaise mixture into each lettuce leaf; place 1 leaf on each plate. Serve immediately with Italian breadsticks, if desired.
  6. Insalata di Frutti di Mare (ihn-sah-LAH-tah dee FROO-tee dee MAH-reh) translated means seafood salad. It can be prepared with a variety of seafood, but we limited this version to crab and shrimp to keep it quick and easy.
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