“Ladies Who Lunch” Fresh Crab & Avocado Salad

  • PREP 15-20 minutes
  • SERVES 2
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Functional Foods Highlight

Bright jumbo lump crab salad layered with creamy avocado and tomatoes makes for the perfect summer salad with loads of health benefits! It is simple and easy to make but will make you feel fancy :)

Food Farmacy

  • 8 oz. fresh crab meat
  • 1/3 cup fresh herbs chopped (I like using a mix of tarragon, parsley and chives for this recipe)
  • ½ medium sized onion (diced)
  • 4-6 asparagus (cut into ½ inch pieces)
  • 1 avocado (chopped into cubes)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 head or 2 cups Boston Bib lettuce
  • 1 Tablespoon good mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon good Dijon mustard
  • Good olive oil
  • Lemon
  • Salt + Pepper


  1. While prepping for the salad, strain crab meat to get rid of extra liquid
  2. In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, mustard and ½ tablespoon olive oil, until combined
  3. Add in crab meat, asparagus, red onion and fresh herbs and gently fold into the dressing
  4. Season with salt + pepper and fresh lemon juice and set aside
  5. In a separate bowl drizzle lettuce leaves with olive oil and lemon juice and set aside

To plate layered with a mold:

  1. Lightly oil the inside of a mold with olive oil using a napkin or your finger
  2. Place mold on serving plate and begin to layer
  3. Start with half an avocado in the bottom of the mold, then add half of the sliced tomatoes, finish with half of the crab salad mixture and slowly release the mold
  4. Gently top off the salad with a handful of the dressed Bibb lettuce leaves
  5. Repeat for the second serving and enjoy!

To plate as mixed salad:

  1. Add tomatoes and avocado to step 5 in the recipe
  2. Add lettuce mix to the serving plate and top with crab salad mixture  

From the Chef:

If you can’t find crab meat or want to try something different, you can substitute it for shrimp. Simply cook shrimp and cut them into ½ inch pieces. Dress the shrimp the same way you would the crab and enjoy!

From the Doc:

Crab is not only a great form of protein but, through vital nutrients like zinc, selenium, and copper, it supports energy, immunity, gut and brain health. It gives you a healthy dose of vitamin B12, C and E and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.


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