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Crab and Avocado Sandwich

This crab and avocado sandwich is a little like a tuna melt, only much better! It’s a totally upscale version of the diner classic.

Crab And Avocado Stuffed Sub Sandwich Recipe

Because baking bread is one of my favorite things to do, I decided I’d make my own sourdough bread specifically for this sandwich.

Of course, a large loaf of Italian bread will work well for this recipe too. Store-bought or homemade, they’ll both taste delicious!


1 long loaf of sourdough or Italian bread
1 large can (1 pound) crab claw meat, picked through for shells
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 cup finely chopped red pepper
2 tablespoon finely minced shallots
1 tablespoon seafood seasoning
2 avocados, pitted and diced
1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Slice the bread in half lengthwise. Set aside.
-In a medium bowl, mix the crab meat, celery, red pepper, shallots, and seafood seasoning.
-In a small bowl, using a fork, mash the avocado, mayo, lime juice, salt, and pepper to form a somewhat lumpy mixture.
-Spread the avocado mayonnaise on the bottom slice of the bread.
-Top the avocado mayo with the crab meat mixture.
-Top the crab meat mixture with the shredded Swiss Cheese.
-Drizzle the top slice of the cut bread with the olive oil and sprinkle with the garlic powder.
-Place the top slice onto the sandwich and press lightly.
-Wrap the sub in aluminum foil.
-Place the loaf on a baking sheet and bake to heat through and melt the cheese (approximately 15-20 minutes).
-Slice and enjoy.

Crab And Avocado Stuffed Sub Sandwich Recipe

Beware, this may not be the neatest sandwich to eat, but it is super tasty and well worth the mess! 🙂

Until we eat again,

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nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

Monday 4th of March 2013

Great looking sandwich. Good pick for this month! :-)


Wednesday 27th of February 2013

Wow great looking sandwich! Your sourdough oatmeal bread sounds really good too.


Tuesday 26th of February 2013

It looks delicious Renee, your bread is beautiful and now I am really hungry for that sandwich.

A Cooks Quest

Tuesday 26th of February 2013

What a great choice, especially for a big group of people! Thanks for sharing at the SRC this month :)


Tuesday 26th of February 2013

Yum! This looks so good!