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Orange Crab Salad

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3/4 cup Florida Orange Juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 avocado, diced
1 Florida orange, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 cup minced red onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper (can substitute any color pepper)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons fresh minced jalapeno or serrano pepper, optional
1 pound lump crabmeat (fresh or frozen)
Lettuce leaves (leaf lettuce or spring mix)
Ground black pepper
Florida Orange segments, if desired


1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients to make dressing; set aside.

2. In large mixing bowl, combine avocado, Florida Orange, red onion, red bell pepper, cilantro and jalapeno. Let stand for 30 minutes.

3. Squeeze all liquid out of crabmeat. Check carefully for any shells. Add crabmeat to salad mixture.

4. Arrange lettuce on salad plates. Top with crabmeat mixture and reserved dressing.

5. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper; garnish with Florida Orange segments if desired.