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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


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

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