It’s really hard to find decent seafood in the town I live in. Recently, our local grocery store started to remodel and up the inventory quality and quantity. They FINALLY got jumbo lump crab meat. Like, the real stuff not that orange stick stuff. I’ve been dying to try and recreate an appetizer from one of our favorite restaurants nearby and finally got the opportunity. I modified it a little bit and turned it into an actual salad, but I must say it turned out pretty darn good. Really, it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a combination of crab and avocado.
This creation came at the perfect time, I have been spending WAY too much time baking cookies, cupcakes and other sweets. Plus all this crazy weather we’ve been getting in Texas (we were IN a tornado! It was a EF-1, but still a tornado went over our house!), I needed something super easy to make for dinner Monday night. The other major plus to this, it’s SUPER high in protein, low in calories and you get some of the good fats in from the avocado. I had no idea how protein filled crab was until I did the nutrition calculator on this one. Plus, this literally took me 5 minutes to make. Win. Win. Win. Add this to your weeknight dinner this week, you won’t regret it!
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- 1 whole ripe Avocado
- 8 Oz Wild Caught Jumbo Lump Crab Meat (drained)
- Dash Garlic Salt
- 2 cups field green lettuce mix
- 5 grape tomatoes
- Balsamic Drizzle
- In a medium bowl, mash avocado with a fork until it is smooth and creamy.
- Add jumbo lump crab and stir well until avocado has completely coated crab meat. Sprinkle a couple dashes of Garlic salt and stir well.
- On a salad plate, put down lettuce mix and halve the grape tomatoes on salad. Put a scoop or two of the crab and avocado mixture in the middle.
- Drizzle the top of the salad and crab mixture with a high quality balsamic vinegar to your liking.
- Serve immediately.
This looks delicious! I’ve never really thought about moving this combination out of sushi but it sounds really good!
Amber @ Caleigh's Kitchen says
If I’m being honest I hadn’t even thought about the fact it’s a common sushi combo! We always get it at the local restaurant we like and it’s so good! Thanks for stopping by!
This looks awesome! I am totally going to make this during crab season
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Debra @ Bowl Me Over says
I’m originally from the Pacific Northwest and I so love crab – since I’m now landlocked now, good crab is hard to get. What a delicious salad – it looks absolutely perfect!!
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Stephanie @ Back for Seconds says
Crab AND avocado?! Two of my favorite things! This looks wonderful!
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Hello lunch! This looks amazing!
Barrett @dirtylaundrykitchen.com says
Gorgeous photos of a gorgeous salad. I love crab and avocado together. A restaurant near me makes a wonderful version of this and they use green apple instead of the tomato. Check it out. It’s an awesome addition to the pairing. Your post is a good reminder to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home.
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Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages says
This is my sort of salad, wish someone would make this for my lunch today.