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Crabmeat salad in a cantaloupe bowl

5
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
0 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This succulent crabmeat salad is neatly served in an edible bowl. The sweet melon provides a lovely complement to the slightly spiced crab mixture. We’ve used cantaloupe here, but honeydew melon would make an excellent alternative. The minced red bell pepper and onion not only boost the salad’s flavor, but it also adds a nice crunchy texture. Shrimp, lobster or a good quality canned tuna can easily be substituted for the crabmeat if preferred. If the center of your cantaloupe is on the small side, hollow it out to make more room for the filling. Top each serving with chopped chives or parsley for a pretty garnish.

Ingredients

Reduced calorie mayonnaise

½ cup(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 medium, finely chopped

Ketchup

2 Tbsp

Fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp

Sweet red pepper(s)

2 Tbsp, minced or finely chopped

Uncooked onion(s)

1 Tbsp, minced or finely chopped

Fresh parsley

1 Tbsp, fresh, minced or finely chopped

Sweet pickle relish

1 Tbsp

Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp

Table salt

tsp, or to taste

Lump crabmeat

1 pound(s), fresh, picked over to remove any shells

Cantaloupe

2 small, halved and seeded

Chives

1 Tbsp, fresh, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Place mayonnaise, scallions, ketchup, lemon juice, red pepper, onion, parsley, relish, mustard and salt in a blender or food processor; blend until smooth (add a touch of water to obtain a thinner dressing consistency, if desired).
  2. Put crabmeat in a medium bowl and toss with mayonnaise mixture (add as much or as little as desired).
  3. Slice a sliver off the bottom of each melon half so it will sit flat on a plate; spoon about 1 cup of crabmeat salad into each half, garnish with chives and serve. Yields half a filled melon per serving.