Tropical Avocado and Crab Salad Recipe

Tropical Avocado and Crab Salad is very light and refreshing dish that takes just 20 minutes to prepare. This creamy and rich salad is an ideal choice to be served during the summer months but do not hesitate to try it during the rest of the months.

This recipe creates four low-fat Tropical Avocado and Crab salads but you can make the necessary adjustments in the ratio of the ingredients, keeping your need in mind.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 04
Utensils needed: mixing bowls, serving platter, spoon or whisk, cutting board, sharp knife


– 2 Little Gem lettuces – shredded
– 1 ripe papaya
– 1 large avocado – firm but ripe
– 400g can borlotti beans – drained and rinsed
– 200g fresh white crab meat – cooked

Ingredients of Dressing:

– 4 tablespoons natural low-fat yoghurt
– 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
– Grated zest and juice of 1 lime
– 15g fresh root ginger – peeled and finely chopped


  • 1

    First Make the Dressing

    Take a bowl and whisk together the natural low-fat yoghurt, reduced-fat mayonnaise, peeled and finely chopped fresh root ginger and the grated zest and juice of one fresh lime. Continue whisking until all the dressing ingredient incorporates thoroughly and set the bowl aside for marinating.

  • 2

    Prepare the Serving Platter

    Grab a large serving platter and nicely arrange the shredded Gem lettuces on it. Place one ripe papaya on a cutting board, peel it thoroughly and cut it in half lengthways. Now, remove the seeds of papaya and slice the flesh into fine cubes. Arrange the papaya slices on the Gem lettuces on the serving platter.

  • 3

    It is the time to cut and arrange the avocado

    Take a firm but ripe avocado cut it half lengthways, using a sharp knife. Now, remove the stone, peel it properly and then and cut the flesh into cubes. Arrange the avocado cubes on the platter, alternating the slices with the papaya.

  • 4

    Mix the Remaining Salad Ingredients

    Pick a bowl and fork the drained and rinsed borlotti beans and the cooked fresh white crab meat together. Spoon the crab- borlotti beans mixture right on the top of the salad in the platter.

  • 5

    Pour in the Dressing

    Now, drizzle over the dressing and toss lightly for 2 to 3 seconds in order to merge the ingredients.

  • 6


    Tropical Avocado and Crab Salad is ready, serve immediately.

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