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.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Gently mix all ingredients except avocado in a medium bowl. (Can be covered and refrigerated several hours.)

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

224.3 calories; 6.6 g protein; 19.9 g carbohydrates; 14.2 mg cholesterol; 273.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2005
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 and avocado were great compliments and I would recommend this to anyone looking for variety from eating crab straight out of the shell or if your crab isn't the highest quality. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2008
I found this recipe very bland. It need something maybe in the dressing. Read More
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37 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 26
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/23/2005
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 and avocado were great compliments and I would recommend this to anyone looking for variety from eating crab straight out of the shell or if your crab isn't the highest quality. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2010
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 refreshing colorful elegant beautiful for sure inarguably nutritious full-flavored satisfying and oh yeah simply delicious. I chose to use mango parsley and added a little minced jalapeno pepper. A true masterpiece. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2006
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 son's school for a cookbook fundraiser. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2006
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 it to be a little "too=something" the first time... mixed it with fresh spinach leaves as a base and we loved it... so healthy and delicious! combo seems weird but it works wonderfully! Humble opinion.. BON APETITE! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2005
This is a good summer salad...easy and delicious. It can be made ahead and kept in the frig for those busy summer days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2008
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 the flavors go together very well. Read More
(11)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2009
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!). I used A LOT more peppers since I had so many (1 1/2 WHOLE peppers) and I'm glad I did. The avacado is also key to this recipe. I had to use frozen imitation crab but this would be much better with fresh. All in all an interesting BEAUTIFUL recipe - glad I tried it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2007
Easy to make and delicious! I've made this twice. The first time I substituted shrimp and the second I used imitation crab. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
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 flavorful. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/09/2008
I found this recipe very bland. It need something maybe in the dressing. Read More
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