Crab and Avocado Dip


Upon requests by some participants, Minoo prepared a menu of dips in the South Arm Community Kitchen. The recipes are just in time for the Easter celebration.

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We had a scrumptious pre-Easter meal of 2 types of dips, 2 types of homemade chips, a tuna salad and an apple cake.

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The first dip recipe is a Crab and Avocado Dip. This is great for entertaining and potluck. Minoo served this dip with some homemade baked tortilla chips and pita chips.

Ingredients

  • 4 whole firm but ripe avocados (peeled, pitted and roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 15 ounces artificial crabmeat  (use fresh one if possible)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 whole jalapeno chili (finely chopped)

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Source: via Minoo

Tips: keep avocado in paper bag to speed up ripening


Instructions

Crab-&-Avocado-Dip-with-Homemade-Tortilla-Chips-2Mash avocados in a mixing bowl.
Crab-&-Avocado-Dip-with-Homemade-Tortilla-Chips-6Add sour cream, 3 tablespoons lemon juice.

Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

Crab-&-Avocado-Dip-with-Homemade-Tortilla-Chips-7Spoon avocado mixture evenly into the bottom of a clear glass serving bowl forming an even layer and smoothing the top.
Crab-&-Avocado-Dip-with-Homemade-Tortilla-Chips-11In another mixing bowl, squeeze crab meat gently to exude any excess liquid if using fresh crab meat. Add chives to the crab meat.

Mix the crab meat with mayonnaise, jalapeno peppers, remaining 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and sliced basil.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Crab-&-Avocado-Dip-with-Homemade-Tortilla-Chips-16Spoon the crab mixture over the avocado mixture forming a second even layer and smoothing the top.

Cover and refrigerate the dip until ready to serve.

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