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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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38 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.

  • Reply Christine - Jar Of Lemons May 20, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Stuffed avocado is always a great idea! Love the variation here. Looks so delicious and perfect for summer!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:31 pm

      I agree! You can’t go wrong with a great stuffed avocado! Yum!

  • Reply Veena Azmanov May 20, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    I love the sound of crab and avocado and I know it taste yum but never tired grapefruit – So intrigued. Can’t wait to try.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      It really brightens it up, Veena. I hope you get to try it soon!

  • Reply Linda@FoodHuntress May 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    So light and fresh looking. I love it and want some right now! 🙂

  • Reply Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy May 20, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    Totally love crab, and avocados. I have yet to make homemade mayo…don’t know what has kept me for doing this. This is my kind of dinner…perfect for hot summer days. Delicious, simple….and love the nutrition from the avocado.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      This recipe is a great excuse for dipping your toe into the fun world of homemade mayo. I hope you get to try it!

  • Reply Kathy McDaniel May 20, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I love this combination on flavors – it’s fresh and light and avocado!!! I love avocado! This is such a pretty dish and I think would be a big hit at my next party!!! As always your posts are so full of great information – so much to learn and take in. Thank you!!!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      You’re so sweet, Kathy. Thank you! Let me know how it goes over and send me a photo when you make it. 🙂

  • Reply Noel Lizotte May 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    Perfectly springtime! Love the colors and the light flavor this dish is going to have! I’ll be adding this to the menu rotation!

  • Reply Swathi May 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    You made avocado into gourmet dish Love the homemade mayo and carb and grapefrut stuffing. Not only healthy breakfast but also filling and colorful.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:26 pm

      You’re so sweet, Swathi. Thank you! I’m with you on loving how filling and colorful it is!

  • Reply Marisa Franca @ All Our Way May 21, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I really like the combination. Our kitchen always has avocados in it. This would be a fantastic dish fora first course or even a light lunch. I would have never thought of the addition of the grapefruit but it’s a wonderful inspiration.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:25 pm

      I usually use it as a light lunch, but it definitely would be excellent as a first course – especially because it doesn’t leave you feeling overly full so you can still look forward to the rest of your meal.

  • Reply Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife May 21, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    What a beautiful dish! I love avocado and new ways of serving it. Your tips in the beginning for storing the stuffed avocado are so helpful, too – thanks for the tips!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      I hope you find those avocado storing tips useful, Marlynn. I know I always hate when my avocados don’t behave as I want them to (which is pretty much always) 🙂

  • Reply Dene' V. Alexander May 21, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    This is one creative recipe!! So nice refreshing for spring and summer!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      I agree with it being refreshing for spring and summer. That grapefruit really brightens it up!

  • Reply Uma Srinivas May 21, 2017 at 7:54 pm

    Very unique recipe. Looks beautiful. I am thinking to change crab from something else. Because i don ‘t eat crab.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you! It would work just as well with chicken if you eat that, Uma.

  • Reply Soniya May 21, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    This looks so delish!! I have only had crab meat in crab cake and this recipe looks like a mist try ..gonna try it soon

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      This is a nice and easy way to dip your toe into the world of using crab in other recipes, Soniya. I hope you like it!

  • Reply Molly Kumar May 21, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Ohhhh these look so cute and delicious!! I’m a self-proclaimed avocado fan and I’m always looking for toppings to add on it. This would go fantastically and i’ll try this soon.

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      I hope you enjoy it, Molly. As a fellow self-proclaimed avocado fan, this is one of my favorites.

  • Reply Amy May 22, 2017 at 3:05 am

    Ooh, this looks like my kind of lunch! Sounds amazingly good and fresh for the summer! I never would have thought to pair crab and grapefruit, but I can totally see how it works!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      I love how filling it is without being overly heavy. And that grapefruit helps it feel fresh and light.

  • Reply karyn May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Never thought of putting crab with avocado, but it sounds fab and I’m sure the grapefruit lends some tartness.. lovely recipe

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      It’s definitely not for someone who doesn’t like how tart grapefruit is, but man, is it so rewarding with how fresh it tastes!

  • Reply Kylee from Kylee Cooks May 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    What an amazing combination of flavors. The freshness of that grapefruit pairs PERFECTLY with the avocado! This looks fabulous!

    • Reply Mackenzie Ryan September 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      It just makes it so bright and fresh, doesn’t it Kylee?

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