Red Quinoa & Crab Salad w/Avocado Crema

Red Quinoa Crab Salad with Avocado Crema

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Red Quinoa Crab Salad with Avocado Crema

crab quinoa salad

Today: Making a quinoa crab salad and taking it to the next level. If you like crab this dish could soon become one of your new favorites. A lot of eaters out there have food texture issues when it comes to eating. This recipe offers great texture and deep flavor. Honestly, when I first tasted this dish I was a little shocked. It was one of those moments when you go, really? It really turned out that good? Promise, yes! This would be a great date night dinner plan. Add a little white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc and you’re set.

The Ingredients


 Red Quinoa has a great texture –  Fluffy with a great bite to it and stands up to big flavor

Today this recipe is all about Texture

Red Quinoa looks beautiful in nature, doesn’t it?

quinoa in nature how-to-make-quinoa

Bonus: Today we are going to make a delicious saffron stock to cook the Quinoa in.

This step is not a requirement, yet offers the dish a magic touch.

You can use 2 cups of water in place of the stock.

The Stock is super easy. What kind of Stock?

Crab & Saffron Stock

Do you think Saffron is expensive?

Nope. Why? Everyone says it is.  Saffron will last you a long time is the reason. You’ll never need to use much, Saffron can even be bought at Walmart. Figure $15 a year


First Clean Your Snow Crab

 (You can use whichever Crab you best enjoy, no problem)

“HOW TO” Clean Snow Crab VIDEO – Below

Removing the crab meat in whole pieces is a great way to improve the presentation of quinoa crab salad.

In the video, I will show you the “secret” hidden crabmeat a lot of folks do not even know is there. Check it out!

how to clean crab

Really hope you give this dish a try.

Let us know if you liked it or loved it 🙂

Red Quinoa Crab Salad w/ Avocado Crema

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Red Quinoa Crab Salad Avocado Crema
Red Quinoa & Crab Salad with Avocado Crema
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
55 mins

Sweet Crab meets fantastic texture Quinoa in a perfect balance of flavors and textures.

Course: Appetizer/Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Red Quinoa & Crab Salad w/Avocado Crema
Servings: 6 People
Author: Steven Pennington
  • 1 Cup of Quinoa
  • 1 Snow Crab Cluster Reserve the Shells for the stock
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Lemon
  • 8 to 10 Saffron Pistols
  • 1/2 Cup of Grape Tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup of Walnuts Pistachios, Slice Almonds
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 4-6 Tsp of Vanilla Yogurt
  • Avocado Crema
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Grape Tomatoes
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • 1 Tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Basil for garnish
  1. De-Shell the Crab meat ( keep the shells for the stock )
Making the stock
  1. Add 1 Tbs of butter into a medium sized pot and bring the heat to medium/high
  2. While the butter is melting add half of a Shallot ( Sweat for 1 minute)
  3. Next add your Crab shells and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, (releases flavor)
  4. Add 2 cups of water, the Saffron and Lemon ( Slice 3 to 4 pieces of Lemon peel)
Avocado Crema
  1. In a food processor or in a mixing bowl,
  2. Combine ingredients,
  3. One Avocado, 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Grape Tomatoes, Slice Almonds (To your taste), Squeeze of Lemon and pinch of Salt
  4. Combine/ Pulse will you like the consistency
Bring the Dish Together
  1. Add your Quinoa into a bowl along with Pistachios, Slice Almonds, Walnuts, Jalapeno, Shallot and mix lightly
  2. Chop Pistachios and Walnuts to a nice size
  3. Mince Jalapeno ( exclude if you don't like spicy peppers )
  4. Taste for good texture and seasoning

  5. TSA ( Taste - Season & Adjust ) example, add more nuts or tomatoes etc
  6. Slice Grape Tomatoes into quarters
  7. Lastly, add Tomatoes, so not to burst them ( Amount: to your tastes )

Recipe Video

Red Quinoa Crab Salad w/ Avocado Crema

red quinoa crab salad with avocado crema

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