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Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado

May 18, 2017

This Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado is delightfully refreshing and filling. Eat it as a low-carb breakfast, fast lunch, appetizer, or salad at a cookout.  It’s extremely versatile!

This Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado is delightfully refreshing and filling. Eat it as a low-carb breakfast, fast lunch, appetizer, or salad at a cookout. It's extremely versatile!

Skills & Techniques

To really knock this Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado out of the park, master these culinary proficiencies first.

  • How To Segment Citrus (+ video). (coming soon)  Learn how to avoid getting bitter pith on your delicious grapefruit slices.
  • How To Make Your Own Mayonnaise.  Learn how to make this light mayonnaise from scratch for a clean and natural flavor.
  • How To Buy & Store Fresh Herbs.  This recipe uses some fresh parsley. Find out what to look for at the store and how to keep it fresh and crisp at home.

 This Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado is delightfully refreshing and filling. Eat it as a low-carb breakfast, fast lunch, appetizer, or salad at a cookout. It's extremely versatile!

Storage & Leftovers

This simplicity of this recipe is matched with the simplicity of how to store it.  For best success, wrap each stuffed avocado tightly with plastic wrap; then refrigerate it for up to three days.  Over time your avocado will start to darken, but if use the body of your grapefruit to slather it with the juice before stuffing, it won’t happen so quickly.

If you would like to double your chances for freshness, once you have wrapped each avocado you can stuff each of those into a air-tight container.  It will delay the browning process even further.

Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado

If you would like to use this Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado recipe as an appetizer, just cut each each half into thirds so it looks like a slice of cantaloupe; then stuff the cavity as usual.  If you would like to serve it as a salad, just dice the avocado and toss all of the ingredients in a bowl.


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This grocery list has everything that you’ll need to make this Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado recipe.  To help in making grocery shopping simple, each ingredient is listed in easy-to-find grocery store amounts.  If there is no amount specified, that means that you can buy the smallest (or largest) container available and still have plenty left over.

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This Crab and Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado is delightfully refreshing and filling. Eat it as a low-carb breakfast, fast lunch, appetizer, or salad at a cookout. It's extremely versatile!
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Crab & Grapefruit Stuffed Avocado

Looking for a bright and low-carb breakfast or brunch option? This Grapefruit and Crab Stuffed Avocado is delicious and the grapefruit gives it a nice sour kick. Want it a little sweeter? Try broiling the grapefruit first!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 347 kcal
Author Mackenzie Ryan

Ingredients

  • 1/4 red onion ,diced small
  • 1/4 c. cucumber ,diced small
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp. parsley ,minced
  • 1/2 c. crab meat
  • salt and pepper ,to taste
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 grapefruit, halved (but save the body)

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the red onion, cucumber, mayonnaise, parsley, and crab meat. Season with salt and pepper

  2. Halve the avocados, remove the pit, and rub the avocado with the juice from the body of the grapefruit. Season the avocado with salt and pepper.

  3. Scoop a heaping spoonful of the crab mixture into the hole from the avocado pit. Garnish with 1-3 segments of grapefruit and serve.

Recipe Notes

While it was completely unintentional, I discovered after making this recipe that there is a very similar one from Simply Real Health.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Alicia Taylor May 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    This is a very unique combination. And it’s colorful. It looks so festive.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 19, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      The grapefruit weirds a lot of people out because it seems like such a strange addition, but the citrusy-tartness of it goes so well with the smooth healthy fats of the avocado.

  • Reply Adriana Lopez Martn May 19, 2017 at 11:51 pm

    I rarely use crab but this is a great idea and the paring with the grapefruit must be magical. Very nice entree!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 8:30 am

      I’m not a big crab buyer either, so when I buy it, I’m very picky with how I use it. It goes so nicely with the avocados!

  • Reply Stephanie@ApplesforCJ May 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I would have never thought to pair grapefruit with Avocado. But since I love both of them I’m definitely going to try this!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan May 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

      The tartness of the grapefruit goes really well the healthy fats from the avocado. Plus, the cucumber just gives it that fresh summer taste.

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