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

Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing
Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Are you looking for a cool and healthy salad for summertime? Well, look no more! This salad will be a palate pleaser for the whole family.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Stirrin' It Up: Crab, Corn, and Tomato Salad with Lemon-Basil Dressing (July 9, 2019)

Ingredients:

1 pound lump crabmeat

2 ears Silver Queen corn, grilled

8 (¼-inch) slices heirloom or beefsteak tomatoes

2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved and divided

1 tbsp lemon zest

5 tbsps lemon juice, divided

¼ cup thinly sliced basil leaves

1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp honey

½ tsp Dijon mustard

¼ tsp salt

⅛ tsp ground black pepper

¼ cup minced green bell pepper

¼ cup minced red bell pepper

¼ cup minced yellow bell pepper

2 tbsps minced red onion

Method:

Slice corn kernels from cob and set aside, discarding cobs.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together lemon zest, 3 tablespoons lemon juice, olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper. In a small bowl, reserve 1½ tablespoons lemon juice mixture and set aside.

Add remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice, corn kernels, basil, bell peppers, and red onion to remaining dressing, tossing gently to coat. Gently fold in crabmeat.

To serve, arrange 2 tomato slices and ½ cup cherry tomatoes on each of the 4 plates. Drizzle 1 teaspoon reserved juice mixture over each serving then top with an equal portion of corn and crab mixture.

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