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Two Crab Stuffed Avocados on lettuce leaves.
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Crab Salad Stuffed Avocados

Fresh, delicious, and healthy! When you’re looking for a light lunch that is filling and impressive, look no further than these Crab Salad Stuffed Avocados.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Fish and Seafood
Cuisine: Appetizer or Main Course
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 527kcal


  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1 8 ounce container jumbo lump crab meat (found in the fresh fish area of the market)
  • 1 8 ounce container special crab meat (found in the fresh fish area of the market)
  • 1 large (approx 1½ tablespoons) shallot finely minced
  • ½ cup finely minced red bell pepper
  • 2 ribs celery finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice divided (from 2 large limes)
  • ¼ teaspoon Chesapeake Bay seafood seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus additional to season the avocado
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper plus additional to season the avocado
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • butter lettuce leaves to garnish the plate if desired


  • -Slice the avocados in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the pit and the skin. *Note - You can remove the skin easily by slipping your thumb between the flesh and the skin, then carefully running it around the entire half until it pops out.
  • -Cut a small slice off the bottom of the avocado halves so they sit straight on the plate, and then brush 1 tablespoon lime juice over top to prevent browning. Season each half with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • -In a medium bowl, stir together the crabmeat, shallot, red pepper, celery, parsley, 1 tablespoon lime juice, seafood seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper, garlic powder, and mayonnaise. Stir well but gently to combine.
  • -Place an avocado half (or two) on a plate and then scoop (I used an ice cream scoop) some crab salad onto the avocado.
  • -Chill until ready to serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 527kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 24g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 1076mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1081IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg