Crab & Avocado Salad with Fruit Salsa

Crab & Avocado Salad with Fruit Salsa


"My crab salad with fruity-salsa flavorings is simple and appealing. Sliced avocados anchor and enrich this lively, colorful dish. If possible, select lump or backfin crab. The larger the crab chunks, the fewer shell fragments to pick out."


servings 224 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 224 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.9g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 6.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 273 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Gently mix all ingredients except avocado in a medium bowl. (Can be covered and refrigerated several hours.)
  2. When ready to serve, halve, pit, peel and slice avocado. Fan half an avocado on each plate and serve crab salad alongside.


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  1. 31 Ratings


I admit that I was a bit skeptical of this one. While I enjoy mango, I was afraid it would detract from the crab (in which we were heavily, financially and shelling!) On the contrary, the mango ...

There's something to be said about a salad where the ingredients stand on their own for incredible flavor, needing no more than salt, pepper and a little fresh lime juice for dressing. Fresh and...

Made this for a "all-girls" lunch & it was the biggest hit!! Everyone loved it & requested the recipe. I bought really high quality lump crabmeat & it was unreal! I even submitted this to my...

So Good!! We've made this probably 3 times since finding this recipe!! I used some substitutions... king crab legs instead of processed, choose peaches green long onions instead of red, Found i...

This is an awesome summer salad for a light dinner on a hot day. My husband that runs from anything healthy loves this. I did try it with imitation crab meat and it was still delicious. All th...

This is a good summer salad...easy and delicious. It can be made ahead and kept in the frig for those busy summer days.

This was just the recipe for me to use up a "perfect storm" of ingredients - crab, mango, avacado, bell peppers, and red onion (nice and sweet). Added basil (I pretty much add it to everything!)...

Easy to make and delicious! I've made this twice. The first time I substituted shrimp and the second I used imitation crab.

One of the best things I've had in my life! I used mango and cilantro and scaled down the recipe for just 2 servings. It was beautiful and tasted heavenly. So refreshing and light yet so flavorf...