Crab and Avocado Salad

If you’re looking for a  healthy summer salad, this easy Crab and Avocado Salad is your ticket! It’s a light version of Crab Louie Salad with sliced apples, avocado, cilantro and a refreshing lime dressing! a serving of Crab and Avocado Salad on a bed of arugula in a white bowl

I am having a big bowl of Crab & Avocado Salad right now because if there’s one thing my diet lacks, it’s definitely fish and seafood.

It’s not that I don’t like it, but buying good quality and tasty fish can sometimes be a difficult task.

My local grocery store carries only frozen and thawed fish that really doesn’t taste good and I didn’t find a fish store in my neighbourhood that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

I’m not complaining at all – Sydney is blessed with amazing fresh food in general. But buying fish is not as convenient as buying veggies, fruits and meat – at least where I live.

I wish I could eat some at least twice a week but instead, it’s more every other week. We’ll visit the Sydney Fish Market again while my mum is here but meanwhile, I have to deal with what I have on hands.

When I spotted this recipe for Crab and Avocado Salad in the French magazine Elle à Table my mom brought me, I ran to the store and bought myself a can of crab meat to make this healthy summer salad ASAP.

It’s similar to a Crab Louie Salad but so much lighter and healthier with added apples, avocados and cilantro! These summery flavors paired with a light lime dressing ( yes, no mayo), make this Crab and Avocado Salad totally delicious and healthy.

This Crab and Avocado Salad is definitely the perfect refreshing salad for summer. And perfect also for all of us, who live down under, because clearly, Australia has no idea what winter really is 😉

As I’m talking writing this, the sky is absolutely cloud-free, there’s a beautiful sun shining and it’s 65F. Not too shabby considering we’re in the middle of ‘winter’…Anyways, please try this easy recipe for Crab and Avocado Salad ASAP!

overhead shot of 2 bowls Crab and Avocado Salad on a bed of arugula

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Crab and Avocado Salad served on a bed of arugula in a white bowl
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Crab and Avocado Salad

If you're looking for a  healthy summer salad, this easy Crab and Avocado Salad is your ticket! It's a light version of Crab Louie Salad with sliced apples, avocado, cilantro and a refreshing lime dressing! 

Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword #healthyappetizer, avocado, crab, dinner, easy, entertaining, light, low carb, summer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 portions
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small can crab meat fresh crab is even better!, drained
  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1 apple peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • pepper to taste
  • 8 cups arugula

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine crab meat, avocado, apple and cilantro. Add lime juice, olive oil and Dijon mustard, season with freshly ground pepper and mix well.
  2. Arrange arugula in 4 bowls (about 1 1/2 cups per plate) and top with crab avocado mixture.

Recipe Notes

If you want to make this salad ahead, prepare all the ingredients except avocado. Add it to the mixture at the last minute.

Nutrition Facts
Crab and Avocado Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 37mg 2%
Potassium 439mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 22.3%
Vitamin C 16.2%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 5.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Appetizers Dairy Free Fish & Seafood Gluten free Low carb Paleo Recipes Salads Summer Recipes Under 300 cal
2 Comments
  1. Wow Wow Wow! This is going straight onto the to-make list! We’re sweating here in Calgary and I need me some avocado salad!

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