Crab and avocado salad is seriously one of my meals. Although you can also serve it as an appetizer, it is satisfying enough for a whole meal. I first came across this recipe at a local restaurant with a rotating seasonal menu. I loved it and looked forward to it on my next visit… only it wasn’t there. I was so sad. The only alternative was to make my own.
So I made my own version of Crab and Avocado Salad; probably not similar enough to even call it a copycat recipe. The miso dressing is slightly bitter, but coupled with a sweet crab they balance each other. The spiciness of other ingredients mellows with a bite of cooling avocado. Instead of making two large salads you can make 4 small salads as an appetizer.
Sometimes I serve just the crab mixture in an avocado halve and other times, I put the whole concoction on a bed of mixed greens. Afterall, lettuce isn’t actually required to call something a salad. It merely has to be a mix of vegetables and this qualifies.
If you love crab as much as I do, check out my Spicy Crab and Sausage Soup, Crab Stuffed Beef Tenderloin or Crab Dip Stuffed Artichoke Hearts.