Fresh Vegetable & Lobster Salad
If you can get fresh crab, by all means it is best.

Servings: 4

• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 3 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
• 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
• 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
• 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried
• 2 small green onions, minced
• 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
• Salt and Pepper to taste
• 1 large yellow bell pepper
• 1 large red bell pepper
• 2 - 10 ounce uncooked lobster tails (thawed, if frozen) *
• 12 ounces small green beans (the tiny haricot verte green beans are best), trimmed
• 1 large Yukon Gold or white skinned salad potato, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
• 1 large ear fresh corn, kernels cut from cob

• 10 cups (approximately 5 ounces) mixed baby greens

Place mustard in small bowl. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar and orange juice. Whisk until blended. Gradually whisk in oil. Mix in tarragon, shallot and orange peel. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.

Char-roast the bell peppers over gas flamer or in broiler until blackened on all sides. Enclose in paper bag and let stand 10 minutes. Peel the charred black portion off and seed the peppers. Cut the peppers into 1/2-inch pieces. Place in large bowl.

Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Add lobster tails and cook 10 minutes. Transfer to bowl of ice water and cool. Add green beans to same pot of boiling water and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer beans to another bowl of ice water and cool. Add potato to same pot of boiling water and cook 2 minutes. Add corn kernels; cook until potato and corn are just tender, about 2 minutes longer. Drain well; add to bowl with peppers. Drain green beans; pat dry with paper towels. Add beans to potato mixture.

Drain lobster; remove meat from shells. Cut meat crosswise into rounds. (Dressing, lobster and salad can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover separately and refrigerate.) Mix lobster with 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing. Mix remaining dressing into salad. Season with salt and pepper.

Toss greens with remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar. Place on large platter. Mound salad on greens. Arrange lobster over greens and serve.

Per Serving: 225 Calories
7g Fat (25.3% calories from fat)
19g Protein
25g Carbohydrate
8g Dietary Fiber
67mg Cholesterol
305mg Sodium
Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

* If you cannot find lobster, this salad works well with cooked shelled shrimp.

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