Hold the mayo! We use ingredients that are high in flavor but low in calories--lime juice, ginger, cilantro and chile peppers among them--to make this crab salad both nutritionally sound and absolutely delicious. If you want to skip the pita, serve on a bed of Boston lettuce or mixed greens. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1992

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  • Whisk vinegar, oil, lime juice and pepper in a medium bowl. Add ginger, crab, celery, onion, cilantro and jalapeno; toss well. Line pita halves with lettuce and fill with crab salad.



Note: Crab meat can be purchased in handy, 3.5-ounce, shelf-stable pouches--usually found in the same section as canned tuna. Each pouch is one serving.

Nutrition Facts

339 calories; 9.9 g total fat; 1.3 g saturated fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 668 mg sodium. 241 mg potassium; 37.8 g carbohydrates; 5.6 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 27.8 g protein; 665 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 46 mcg folate; 99 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 51 mg magnesium;

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OK but not quite what I was hoping for. I used yellow onion instead of red and I think the result may have been less tasty because of the substitution. Read More