Apr 26, 2009

Avocado and Crab Salad




I love Nuevo Latino cuisine and this salad fits that category perfectly. Lump crab meat and avocado are complimented with lime juice, cilantro and red onion. Great as an appetizer or over a bed of greens for lunch. I was impressed with how this turned out, I can't wait to make this again for my friends. Perfect for a hot summer day!

Avocado and Crab Salad
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 2Size: half of recipe Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 210.3 • Fat: 16.6 g • Carb: 9.3 g • Fiber: 6.0 g • Protein: 9.8 g • Sugar: 0.6 g
Sodium: 308.3 mg (without salt)

Ingredients:
  • 1 medium Hass avocado
  • 4 oz lump crab meat
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Directions:
    In a medium bowl, combine onion, lime juice, olive oil, cilantro salt and pepper. Add crab meat and toss well.

    Cut avocado open, remove pit and spoon out avocado. Cut into large chunks and add to crab. Mix carefully, not to mash the avocado. Spoon back into avocado shells and enjoy!

    31 comments :

    1. Love the presentation! Looks very tasty too!

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    2. Is that 5 points for the entire amount? You don't list servings, so I am assuming this is one serving?

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    3. 5ww points??? I cannot belive it!!! Thanks Gina.

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    4. This really only has a few ingredients in it too, so it's so simple and light. It would be excellent over greens.

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    5. FYI..It is 2 servings..

      This is EXCELLENT..I just made it, and I have no idea how I will not eat the whole thing!!
      Thanks Gina!!

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    6. I have a present for you in my blog, you can take it.

      http://micocinadivertida.blogspot.com/2009/04/premio-i-love-your-blog.html

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    7. @Joann, I know it's so good you'll want to eat both halves! I saved the other half for my hubby :)

      @Duo, yes, serving it over greens would make a nice lunch, can't wait to make it again!

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    8. The flavors in this dish are awesome, and the photo is lovely!

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    9. *sigh* I just got back from the grocery store and this makes me want to go back! I knew I should have checked in before I went shopping...

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    10. @Patrick, this one is a must!

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    11. Sounds delightful!! I will definitely try and making it soon.

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    12. This reminds me of my favourite sea-side starter. I used to order it quite frequently back home in the tropics. So refreshing and satisfying! As always, I admire your ability to make it low in points. Great photo too, looks almost angelic (is it weird to describe food as angelic?!)

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    13. This looks absolutely amazing!!!

      I love that you serve it in the avocado "shell"...I do the same with guacamole.

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    14. What a great idea! So fresh and healthy, and the flavor combination sounds delicious.

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    15. Oh yum! I'm going to have to make this... it looks great. Wonderful photo, too!

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    16. Gina I stumbled upon your blog on a google mission to find more ww recipes, and OMAGOSH this salad is friggin AMAZING!!! SO delicious. Thank You so much. And your photographs are beautiful.

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    17. Gina:

      I made this last night TOP NOTCH!!!

      And i took the rest for lunch over a bed of spinach tomatoes and red onions... i used white balsamic vinaigrette


      amazing Thank u!

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    18. Glad you liked it, I love this salad!

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    19. did you use real crab meat or the fake kind.....looks wonderful.....thanks

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    20. I used real lump crab meat. Fresh crab would work great too!

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    21. This was delicious! I made this for my husband and I today for lunch and we will definitely have it again. We used fresh snow crab.

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    22. Made it today for lunch, put it in a 1pt pita... DELISH!!

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    23. I made this today and it was awesome ... I didn't have cilantro but I am sure it would have made it even better

      next time, I will try it in a corn tortilla

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    24. Can you use the crab meat that comes in a can or is it best to use real?

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    25. This is delicious! I only had imitation crab, and I used that, but I can imagine it must be fabulous with real crab. I added a tomato to fill it out more as this was going to be our dinner. Easy, quick and I didn't have to heat up the kitchen! BTW, a serving is 8 PlusPoints.

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    26. Great recipe! I had some very ripe avocados that I needed to use and a package of imitation crab and this was the perfect use for them! I whipped it up within 15 minutes and just had it for lunch! So good! It'll probably be tonight's dinner too since I have left over ingredients.

      I did leave out the salt and used extra cilantro & onions and served it over a bed of romaine lettuce.

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    27. OMG just made this and it was so delicious. WOW new favorite quick snack Yummy Yummy. I personally loved it exactly with what the receipe calls for. My wife could do with less lime and no olive oil.

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    28. Gina,

      could we add shrimp to the mix and if so...would the point value go up or remain the same?

      Kim

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    29. Hi Gina,

      I tell all of my friends about your blog. Most of the people I know are seriously overweight, so I love to cook your recipes in order to keep mine. Thanks, you are helping so many.

      Question: I live in Miami and much prefer our creamy local avocados. Do you know how they compare nutrition-wise with Hass? I read that Hass avocados have something that raises metabolism.

      Thanks again,
      Debbie

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    30. Hi Gina,

      I forgot to put "notify me", so, sorry for double posting….

      I tell all of my friends about your blog. Most of the people I know are seriously overweight, so I love to cook your recipes in order to keep mine. Thanks, you are helping so many.

      Question: I live in Miami and much prefer our creamy local avocados. Do you know how they compare nutrition-wise with Hass? I read that Hass avocados have something that raises metabolism.

      Thanks again,
      Debbie

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