Jul 8, 2015

Avocado and Lump Crab Salad


Avocado and Lump Crab Salad – avocado stuffed with a light, lump crab meat – the perfect summer low-carb salad! #glutenfree #whole30 #paleo #lowcarb
 
This light crab salad is made with lime juice, olive oil, cilantro and red onion, then stuffed into an avocado. It's light, refreshing and perfect for the summer as a lunch or salad if your having guests and you want to impress! You can easily double or triple this recipe, make the salad ahead and assemble just before serving.

Avocado and Lump Crab Salad – avocado stuffed with a light, lump crab meat – the perfect summer low-carb salad! #glutenfree #whole30 #paleo #lowcarb

This recipe is an oldie from the archives I've been in the mood for all week. Here in Long Island, I'm lucky to have access to fresh crab in my neighborhood seafood store that's already been cooked and cleaned for me. Don't get me wrong, I've gone crabbing and you can certainly catch them and cook them yourself, but it's so much easier to buy it ready. If you don't live near the coast, canned lump crab can be used instead.

Avocado and Lump Crab Salad – avocado stuffed with a light, lump crab meat – the perfect summer low-carb salad! #glutenfree #whole30 #paleo #lowcarb



Avocado and Lump Crab Salad
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 avocado half w/ crab meat Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 178 • Fat: 13 g • Carb: 9 g • Fiber: 5 g • Protein: 9.5 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 447 mg • Choles: 50 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium Hass avocado (about 5 oz avocado)
  • 4 oz lump crab meat
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 grape tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt and fresh black pepper
  • 2 leaves butter lettuce (optional)

Directions:
    In a medium bowl, combine onion, lime juice, cilantro, tomato, olive oil, 1/8 tsp salt and fresh pepper, to taste. Add crab meat and gently toss.



    Cut the avocado open, remove pit and peel the skin or spoon the avocado out. Season with remaining 1/8 tsp salt and fill the avocado halves equally with crab salad. This makes 2 servings, place on two plates with lettuce if you wish and serve.


    Avocado and Lump Crab Salad – avocado stuffed with a light, lump crab meat – the perfect summer low-carb salad! #glutenfree #whole30 #paleo #lowcarb

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

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    8. *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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    9. @Patrick, this one is a must!

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    10. 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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    11. This looks absolutely amazing!!!

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

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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. Glad you liked it, I love this salad!

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

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

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

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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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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    24. 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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    25. I know that's gotta be good! That's what we had as the 1st course at our wedding :)

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    26. 4.8 pounds lost on Weight Watchers so far and I have YOU thank for it (in part -- I guess WW deserves some credit, too! LOL) Recipes like this one make it a joy! Pinned it to my Weight Watchers Points Recipe board and ALSO pinned it to my Seafood Delight! board. :)

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    27. Thanks for repeating this, Gina. I hadn't seen it yet and am eager to make it -- because I LOVE crab! I love some of the other ideas in the comments - it reminds me that if I make extra, the next day I could do without the avocado and instead serve the crab salad on greens or stuffed in a pita -- all very low point options! Yay! Thanks again for all your great recipes... I love your book and it's a definite go-to for me.

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    28. Wow this looks amazing. Anything with avocado is right up my ally!

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    29. I'm on Long Island too! Where do you purchase seafood?

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    30. Looks delicious, Reminded me of the Peruvian dish called "Palta rellena" Stuffed Avocado, you can use tuna or chopped veggies. Yumm!!

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