Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9: Nouvelle Half-Shell Salad

While living in Boise, I took a cooking class on salads.  This is one of the great salads I learned to make.


1/2 lb crab meat (or imitation crab)
1/4 c black olives, sliced
1/4 c green onions, chopped
2 tsp fresh dill, chopped
1/2 c mayonnaise
salt and pepper, to taste
2 medium avocados, halved and seeded,
     leaving the shells on 
Leaf lettuce
Lemon or lime juice


Mix crab, olives, green onion, dill and mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside. Drizzle lime juice over avocado halves. Place lettuce leaf on plates. Place avocado half-shell on lettuce. Fill with crab mixture. Serve with crackers or French bread and fruit for a complete meal.