crab and avocado salad, take two

August 18th, 2011

Ok.  This has got to stop.  I’m pretty sure that seven of my last ten recipes have included avocados, and if I were you guys, I would be getting sick of them by now.

Come on, Katy.  What is this, an avocado blog?

[Wait, is that a thing?  Because I would subscribe.  Just saying…]

My first take on an avocado salad was here, with crab and grapefruit, and let me tell you — as recipes on Sugarlaws go, it’s only topped by this and this.  But the avocado lover in me wasn’t totally finished, and I happened to have some extra crabmeat…

This little salad is incredibly simple, and you can use pastry molds to make it look really elegant and special.  Check out the ingredient list — you probably have most of them in your kitchen already.  Now go get yourselves a big bag of avocados and get to work!

Crab and Avocado Salad Recipe

1 avocado, diced
4 ounces lump crab meat, pulled apart slightly
1 small shallot, minced
Juice of one lime
Dash of garlic powder
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Fleur de sel
Freshly ground pepper

Combine lime juice and avocado, toss gently to coat.  Separately, combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper with crab meat, and toss.  In a pastry mold or on a dish, first layer the avocado mixture, then layer the crab mixture over it.  Sprinkle the minced shallots over the top and drizzle with additional olive oil if desired.  Serve.

Serves four.

Tags: appetizers · food · salads · side dishes

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 fashionablecollections // Aug 18, 2011 at 8:19 am

    That looks beautiful and delicious.

    Fashionable Collections

  • 2 Joanne // Aug 18, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I am all for avocado all the time.  Every second.  This is kind of like a california roll undone!

  • 3 Carly // Aug 18, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Looks amazing (let me know if you discover an avocado blog) because I would be the newest follower.
    I am fairly certain my avocado wouldn’t be stacked nearly as neat as that pictured above….but as long as it tastes the same….delic!

  • 4 katie // Aug 21, 2011 at 3:51 am

    ohh yum, looks good! i’m a fairly recent avocado eater (i always thought i didn’t like them until 6 months ago, now i love them!)

    having family over for afternoon tea today & thought i would try sandwiches filled with avocado, mango, rocket (arugula) & lime, not quite sure how they will turn out, but i love all the parts separately so i’m hoping they go well together too 🙂

    Katie x

  • 5 Josiane // Dec 9, 2015 at 3:21 am

    Chet, thanks for this site and your otehrs. My 16 year old daughter came to us this weekend and asked not to have the granola bars (read: processed cookies) in her school lunches anymore. I’ve read the Health Circus in years past, and I’m now scrambling to find healthy school lunch alternatives. I’ll have to try this one as an evening snack, I don’t think it will keep well for a lunch though. Sounds delicious!

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