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Red Quinoa Crab Salad Avocado Crema

Red Quinoa & Crab Salad with Avocado Crema

Steven Pennington
Sweet Crab meets fantastic texture Quinoa in a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Appetizer/Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 People


  • 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


  • De-Shell the Crab meat ( keep the shells for the stock )

Making the stock

  • Add 1 Tbs of butter into a medium sized pot and bring the heat to medium/high
  • While the butter is melting add half of a Shallot ( Sweat for 1 minute)
  • Next add your Crab shells and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, (releases flavor)
  • Add 2 cups of water, the Saffron and Lemon ( Slice 3 to 4 pieces of Lemon peel)

Avocado Crema

  • In a food processor or in a mixing bowl,
  • Combine ingredients,
  • One Avocado, 1 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Grape Tomatoes, Slice Almonds (To your taste), Squeeze of Lemon and pinch of Salt
  • Combine/ Pulse will you like the consistency

Bring the Dish Together

  • Add your Quinoa into a bowl along with Pistachios, Slice Almonds, Walnuts, Jalapeno, Shallot and mix lightly
  • Chop Pistachios and Walnuts to a nice size
  • Mince Jalapeno ( exclude if you don't like spicy peppers )
  • Taste for good texture and seasoning
  • TSA ( Taste - Season & Adjust ) example, add more nuts or tomatoes etc
  • Slice Grape Tomatoes into quarters
  • Lastly, add Tomatoes, so not to burst them ( Amount: to your tastes )


Red Quinoa Crab Salad w/ Avocado Crema

Keyword Red Quinoa & Crab Salad w/Avocado Crema