Crab, White Corn & Tomato Salad
It's that beautiful time of year again . . . the sun is shining, peonies are in season (and all over my apartment), and Farmer's Markets are bursting with tons of my favorite fruits and veggies (hello cherries, peaches, and juicy tomatoes!). I just can't get enough! All the produce looks more vibrant and the flavors are soo much tastier and fuller! I can't think of anything better to do than celebrate the brink of summer with some ridiculously fresh and flavorful summer salads. I got inspired when the June Cooking Light arrived in the mail - the whole issue is dedicated to summertime cooking and one salad in particular instantly made my stomach start growling . It was the Crab, Corn and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing. It just screeeaamed freshness, and after craving it for days on end, I finally went to the grocery store and got all the ingredients.
I have to say, it turned out even better than I had expected. It's a refreshing, light, and clean salad, and Mitch and I could not get enough. I think I'm going to have to remake it again tonight. The lemon, fresh basil, juicy tomatoes, sweet white corn, and of course the crab are unbeatable together. The combo of flavors is just perfection.
I started with the ingredients in the Cooking Light recipe, added avocado (duh!), and served it over a bed of baby kale. I changed up the preparation a bit and the whole process - from chopping to veggies to making the dressing to putting it together on the plate - took less than 10 minutes. TOTAL success. Get ready because this is about to be your go-to salad for the entire summer.
Adapted from Cooking Light's Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad
Serves 4 (as an appetizer salad)
Doesn't get much easier than that, right!? For more summer cooking ideas, be sure to check out Cooking Light!
6/4/2014 01:59:14 pm
Yummmmm so colorful and fresh. I can't wait to make this salad Lindsay!!
6/6/2014 03:29:54 am
Hi Lindsay! Where do you purchase your crab meat? I've seen some canned meat at Trader Joes, but I'm not sure if that's what you used. Looking forward to trying another of your delicious recipes! :)
6/11/2014 04:26:52 am
Hi Gina! I've bought the crab at a few different places but I think my favorite is the container of lump crab that you'll find by the seafood counter. I tried the "fancy lump crab" cans from whole foods and that was also good, but I prefer the refrigerated container. Trader Joe's also has a refrigerated container by the rest of their seafood. Let me know how you like the recipe! :)
6/18/2014 04:15:39 pm
Can't wait to make this, I am substituting the crab meat for imitation crab. Thanks for the idea, great for a summer dinner for Abuelo.
7/1/2014 11:52:55 am
Hi Babe-le! Abuelo will absolutely love it! xoxo
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