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Tarragon Lemon Salad with Fresh Crab and Avocado

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I’m on a Saucy Mama roll!! Yesterday I posted a recipe for Smoky Garlic Mustard & Roasted Veggie Mini Pizzas using the Smoky Garlic Mustard; today I’m using the Tarragon Lemon Mustard for this quick and easy salad. Each salad is only about 300 calories and so good. I love the sweet mustard in this healthy dressing.

For some instructions and helpful hints on how to stack a salad as I did in the picture, head over to this post on a stacked Cobb Salad. It’s quite easy to do!

Best Cobb Salad with Food Rings

Tarragon Lemon Salad with Fresh Crab and Avocado

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A light salad that's perfect for an upscale lunch or easy dinner.


  • 1 8-oz container fresh jumbo lump crab
  • 20 cherry tomatoes, sliced into thirds
  • 4 cups finely chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 small bunch baby frisee lettuce
  • 1 avocado, cut into 12 slices
  • 3/4 cup Saucy Mama Tarragon Lemon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt


  1. Mix together mustard and yogurt in a small bowl to make the dressing. In two more separate bowls, mix just enough dressing to lightly coat romaine lettuce and crab.
  2. Divide lettuce into four bowls. Top with crab, avocado, tomato slices and frisee lettuce. Serve with remaining dressing.
  3. To stack salad as in photo, follow directions through step one and stack using these directions.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 8gSugar: 5gProtein: 16g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix.

Kristy Bernardo
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Wednesday 16th of July 2014

This salad looks amazing! Where do I find this brand of mustard or can I substitute another?

the wicked noodle

Thursday 17th of July 2014

Hi Kathleen! You can purchase the Saucy Mama mustard here:


Wednesday 16th of July 2014

This salad looks amazing! Where is this type of mustard available or could I use another?


Friday 19th of April 2013

This looks delicious! What could you substitute if you don't have Saucy Mama?

the wicked noodle

Thursday 25th of April 2013

I would try using your favorite flavored mustard instead. Try not to use anything too strong or it will overpower the crab, otherwise most anything should work just fine.

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Tuesday 7th of August 2012

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

Friday 23rd of March 2012

That is soooooo pretty. And the flavors....yum! Congrats on your win!!

the wicked noodle

Saturday 24th of March 2012

Thanks so much, Brenda! xo

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