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Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado

Large lumps of Dungeness crabmeat are mixed throughout this luscious Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado.   A tangy dressing made with horseradish and lime juice adds a little zing and balances the sweetness of the fruit.

Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado

We used fresh Dungeness crabmeat for this refreshing cocktail but King, Snow or any other crabmeat would be just as lovely.  Dungeness crabs are found in the Pacific waters of the West Coast.   They are especially well known here in Washington state as they inhabit the waters off the Dungeness Spit which they are named after.    There is a sweet ocean-flavor to the crabmeat and the bite-size lumps and smaller flakes are mixed throughout this cocktail.

The delicate flavor of the crabmeat pairs well with fruit, the watermelon, mango and avocado chunks are excellent choices and they also lend a tropical flair.   Slivers of fresh mint add an additional layer of flavor to our crabmeat cocktail.  

Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado

This cocktail is very easy to put together although if you are using whole crab it will be tedious to pick the crabmeat out of the shell.   Fresh crabmeat is a more practical choice but still needs a bit of inspecting to remove any cartilage that may be included.  

Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado

This colorful crabmeat cocktail makes a grand debut as a small appetizer serving four guests or as a cool and refreshing light meal for two served with grilled bread and a crisp white wine.

More Appetizer Recipes:  Shrimp Cocktail Appetizers,  Black Rice Sushi Rolls    Stuffed Mini Peppers or a simple Figs and Gorgonzola

Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado

Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Large lumps of Dungeness crabmeat are mixed throughout this luscious Crabmeat Cocktail with Watermelon, Mango and Avocado. A tangy dressing made with horseradish and lime juice adds a little zing and balances the sweetness of the fruit.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh crabmeat
  • 1/2 cup diced watermelon, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup diced mango
  • 1/2 cup diced avocado
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish
  • 1 or 2 Limes, cut in half

Instructions

  1. In a large shallow bowl add the crabmeat, watermelon, mango, avocado and mint. 
  2. In a small dish, add the horseradish, lime juice and salt whisk to combine.
  3. Drizzle the horseradish-lime dressing over the crabmeat and fruit and toss gently to combine.
  4. Spoon the mixture into 2 cocktail glasses, garnish with mint sprigs and half of a lime for each cocktail.
  5. Serve immediately

Notes

  1. Before adding the crabmeat to the bowl sort through it to remove any pieces of shell or cartilage.
  2. Stack several mint leaves together then roll them lengthwise into a tight cylinder-roll and slice across into thin slices


Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 379mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 11g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Amy @ The Cook Report

Monday 28th of August 2017

Yum! I love crab and this looks like a lovely recipe

Pat

Monday 28th of August 2017

Thank you, Amy :)

Jagruti

Monday 28th of August 2017

I really liked your watermelon, Mango and Avocado combo,thanks for sharing

Pat

Monday 28th of August 2017

Thank you, Jagruti....we are happy you enjoyed it. :)

Luci's Morsels

Sunday 27th of August 2017

You had me at crab meat! This looks delicious and I have to try this ASAP!

Pat

Sunday 27th of August 2017

Thank you, Luci....I am betting you will love this as much as we did. :)

Kristine

Sunday 27th of August 2017

What a gorgeous appetizer! I love anything with crab meat. I can't wait to try this one, thanks!

Pat

Sunday 27th of August 2017

Thank you, Kristine....I hope you enjoy it :)

Cynthia | What A Girl Eats

Sunday 27th of August 2017

Crab is my favorite seafood! This is so perfect for the summer! Can't wait to try it.

Pat

Sunday 27th of August 2017

Hi, Cynthia....Yes, this was a perfect dinner. :)

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