Crab and Avocado Lettuce Wraps With Spicy LimeĀ Vinaigrette

July  7, 2014
Author Notes

Crab and Avocado Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Lime Vinaigrette are a refreshing light meal for hot summer days. To make these wraps we paired the sweet flavor of jumbo lump crab with creamy avocado, some stunning watermelon radishes, cucumber, and a sweet and spicy lime vinaigrette. Bibb lettuce, fresh from the market, was a neat way of holding this vibrant and healthy crab and avocado salad together. —thehungryhounds

  • Serves 2
  • Spicy Lime Vinaigrette
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced cilantro
  • Crab and Avocado Salad
  • 3 tablespoons watermelon radish, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, washed, unpeeled, finely chopped
  • 1 pound cooked jumbo lump crab meat
  • 1 small head Bibb lettuce, washed
In This Recipe
  1. 1. Whisk together ingredients in vinaigrette; lime, ancho, salt, honey, olive oil and cilantro.
  2. 2. Gently combine salad ingredients; radishes, avocado, cucumber, and crab meat. Carefully stir together until vinaigrette coats all salad ingredients.
  3. 3. Scoop salad into individual Bibb lettuce leaves and serve immediately.

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