When you’re striving for success with diets and weight loss programs, it helps to have an arsenal of tasty low carb diet recipes that you can draw from anytime. This delicious recipe for Summer Crab Salad is light and refreshing, yet nutritious and filling. Serve it for lunch, dinner, as an appetizer or whatever you like—it will be a hit among everyone who tastes it.
Crab is an excellent choice for those following diets or weight loss programs because it’s a great source of lean protein, which keeps us feeling fuller longer and helps build lean muscle mass. While it’s packed with protein, it’s low in calories—a three-ounce serving contains less than 100 calories, only one gram of fat and no carbs.
Crab is loaded with more than a dozen essential vitamins and minerals, such as the B vitamins, particularly B-12, which helps convert food into energy and regulates the development of red blood cells. It is also a great source of selenium, an antioxidant that boosts immunity and thyroid function, as well as phosphorus, which is essential for strong bones. In addition, crab contains zinc, calcium and copper.
Boost the nutritious content of this salad by adding your own favorite veggies to the mix. Let us know what you think and feel free to send us your own favorite low carb diet recipes.
12 oz crab meat, sliced
1 avocado, diced
2 hot peppers, diced
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
2-3 limes, juiced
1 cup grape tomatoes, chopped
2 cucumbers, sliced
1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine the extra-virgin olive oil, lime juice, scallions, Himalayan sea salt and pepper in a bowl and let marinade for a few minutes, Mix together the crab meat, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, tomatoes and hot pepper. Then combine both mixtures together and toss. Add in the cilantro and season with the Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste.
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