Crab-stuffed avocados

Crab-stuffed avocados

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
Stuffing the cavity of a halved avocado has to be one of the easiest ways to serve it, and this crab filling can be made ahead

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal204
  • fat19g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.41g
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  • 100g white crabmeat
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • handful basil leaves, shredded with a few of the smaller leaves left whole, to serve



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 avocados



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…


  1. To make the crab mix, flake the crabmeat into a small bowl and mix in the mustard and oil, then season to taste. Can be made the day ahead. Add the basil and chilli just before serving.

  2. To serve, halve and stone the avocados. Fill each cavity with a quarter of the crab mix, scatter with a few of the smaller basil leaves and eat with teaspoons.

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25th Jul, 2017
Couldn't be easier to make and the fresh basil is simply delicious.
1st Apr, 2015
I chopped up the avocado and added spinach leaves and cherry tomatoes (and also a couple of slices of sourdough toast). Less a stuffed avocado, and more a salad, but still, pretty tasty!
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24th Aug, 2013
7th May, 2013
There are about 10g carbohydrate in half an advocado alone so I don't know how this has been calculated at 2g carbohydrate per serving!! Does anyone actually check the nutrition on these recipes? People should be wary of relying on the information given on here if they have specific dietary requirements.
cgibson1989's picture
15th Aug, 2013
I Itdone nutrition at college and will be 2g of which are sugars that's the part of nutrition labels that relate too low GI diet. And totally agree though they should put up total carbs along with of which are sugers, as not everyone no's that. I'm still going to give this a try I think
Gadget lady
22nd Apr, 2013
As I use rape seed oil in stead if olive oil. this was really good will do it again
6th May, 2012
Oops, forgot to rate it :)
6th May, 2012
Love the flavours and easy enough to make for a beginner like me.
3rd Dec, 2011
Works quite well with cream cheese instead of crab and small lettuce leaves chopped for anyone who doesn't like basil This is lovely as a vegetarian starter.
1st Sep, 2011
fantastic. Tasted restaurant quality. Wonderful set of flavours with beautiful soft avocado. an impressive starter. Will make again and again. Added more chilli and a squeeze of lemon.


cgibson1989's picture
15th Aug, 2013
Does this recipe serve 2 or 4 anyone?
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