Cilantro Lime Seafood Salad (In An Avocado Boat)

Lisa 'Gayle' Goff


I took this to our monthly ladies luncheon and it was a hit with the ladies AND the kids. VERY little mayonnaise (I don't care for mayo much so I always like recipes that have little or none but still tastes great). It was awesome for a hot summer "don't use the oven" day.

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15 Min


No-Cook or Other

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh what a good combination -lime juice, cumin and cilantro is so good together. This salad would be wonderful on a hot summer day or, in my opinion, any day! I am sure that this one will be served the next time I have my girlfriends over. Maybe my hubby will make this for Mother's Day? (hint, hint)


1/2 lb
cooked, peeled shrimp cut into bite size chunks
1/2 lb
imitation crab meat chopped into bite size chunks (you can use fresh if you wanna go to the trouble, but not canned)
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh cilantro
2 Tbsp
chopped fresh Italian parsley
2 Tbsp
fresh lime juice
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground or super finely chopped lime peel
fresh avocados
extra lime juice to squeeze onto avocados
3 Tbsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Stir mayo, juices, peel and all spices together in a bowl to mix well.
Add crab and shrimp and stir till well coated.
Cut avocados in half, remove pit, run a spoon around the peel to make it easier to eat, sprinkle well with lime juice, salt and pepper (I also LOVE the GREEN Tabasco sauce for this step but it is optional).
Load avocados with the salad mixture and enjoy!

These are SOOOOOOO easy and taste GREAT!