Dungeness Crab, Watermelon & California Avocado Salad

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Serves: 6

1 small seedless watermelon, sliced 1/4" thick 6 oz. fresh Dungeness crab meat 2 Fresh California Avocado 2 limes, juiced, as needed As needed Chervil Vinaigrette (recipe follows) As needed Deviled Jicama (recipe follows) As needed Chives, chopped as needed As needed Sea salt, to taste As needed Fresh California Avocado slices, for garnish Chervil Vinaigrette 1 Tbsp. chervil, chopped 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp. white balsamic vinegar As needed Salt and pepper to taste Deviled Jicama (Yield: 2/3 cup) 2 1/2 oz. jicama, julienned 4 limes, juiced 1 tsp. sriracha hot sauce As needed Salt to taste

Chervil Vinaigrette:

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend well.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Deviled Jicama:

  1. Gently mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Keep refrigerated.

To Assemble:

  1. Using a 3” round or square cutter, cut out 12 shapes from the watermelon slices.  Set aside. (Optional: Grill one side of each watermelon slice.)
  2. Cut avocados in half and scoop fruit into a bowl.  Mash the avocado with the lime juice, mixing in enough juice as needed.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. On each plate, place one slice of watermelon.  Place about 2 ½ tablespoons of the avocado mixture on top of each watermelon slice, followed by 1 oz. of crab.  Top with another slice of watermelon.  Garnish top with Deviled Jicama, a little of the Chervil Vinaigrette and a slice of Fresh California Avocado.  Sprinkle with chopped chives and a little sea salt.  Serve.

* A large Fresh California Avocado weighs about 8 oz.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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