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Red Quinoa Crab Salad Avocado Crema

Crab Salad with Red Quinoa & 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 Quinoa
  • 1 Snow Crab Cluster Reserve the Shells for the stock
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Lemon
  • 8 to 10 Saffron Pistols
  • ½ cup Grape Tomatoes
  • ½ cup Walnuts Pistachios, Slice Almonds
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 4-6 teaspoon Vanilla Yogurt
  • Avocado Crema
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Grape Tomatoes
  • Squeeze of Lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • pinch Salt
  • Basil for garnish


  • De-Shell the Crabmeat ( 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 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, 2 Grape Tomatoes, Sliced 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, Sliced Almonds, Walnuts, Jalapeno, Shallot and mix lightly
  • Chop Pistachios and Walnuts to a nice size
  • Minced 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
  • Sliced Grape Tomatoes into quarters
  • Lastly, add Tomatoes, so as not to burst them ( Amount: to your tastes )


Red Quinoa Crab Salad w/ Avocado Crema

Keyword Crab Salad with Red Quinoa & Avocado Crema, Red Quinoa & Crab Salad w/Avocado Crema
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