Crab Avocado Salad

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This Crab and Avocado Salad with Bacon is a refreshing salad with a mix of crab meat, creamy avocados and crispy bacon tossed in a homemade yogurt dressing. It’s yummy, healthy and will keep you feeling full!

Overhead shot of Crab avocado salad arranged on a large white and round platter.


 

Crab and Avocado Salad

Dear Bacon, Crab, and Avocado, You really know how to make something MAGICAL! Thank YOU! ♥

Friends, please dive into this bowl of freshness with our Crab Avocado Salad with Bacon! This dish is the perfect blend of crab meat, creamy avocados, and crispy bacon, all brought together by a tangy homemade yogurt dressing. Not only does this salad burst with flavors and textures, but it’s also packed with protein and healthy fats to keep you full for hours. It’s the ultimate win-win meal – satisfying and nutritionally balanced!

The crab meat brings a unique, subtly sweet flavor perfect for the creamy, rich avocados, which not only add a velvety texture but also come packed with healthy fats and fiber.

To top it all off, we add crispy bacon! The bacon’s smoky and salty notes add a crunch that contrasts beautifully with the softness of the crab and avocado. There is a delicious surprise in every bite that keeps you coming back for more.

pouring creamy dressing over a Healthy Salad With crab and Avocado.

The Perfect Salad Dressing

A good salad is incomplete without the right dressing, and in this case, I chose to make a homemade yogurt dressing with green onions. Don’t knock it ’til you try it. This tangy delight brings a refreshing touch to the salad, cutting through the richness of the other ingredients and enhancing their natural flavors. It’s easy to whip up and adds a beautiful creaminess to the salad.

Delicious Avocado Salad With Crab Meat 

This dish is a testament to the fact that healthy eating doesn’t mean compromising on taste. It’s a refreshing, yummy, and gorgeous salad that will keep you feeling full without weighing you down. So, go ahead and give it a try for your next lunch. This Avocado Salad might just become your new favorite!

Bacon, Crab and Avocado Salad served on a large round platter.

Even though this came together on a whim and without much expectation, it could not have been more perfect. I was sort of taken aback by how much I liked it, being that I had just sort of scrapped everything together in an attempt to make a copycat that I couldn’t really make. Don’t ask. I just couldn’t get it to taste the same… wah wah wah! 

Homemade Yogurt Salad Dressing in a glass bottle.

NO worries, though! This avocado salad variation is SO GOOD! The Green Onion Yogurt Salad Dressing is enough for me to want to dive in head first. It was so delicious without needing more than a few minutes of prep. BONUS!

If you love salads that have bacon and avocado, you’ve got to try this easy recipe for Rosemary Chicken Salad with Bacon and Avocado, and these yummy Stuffed Avocados with Chicken Bacon Salad. You’ll be so glad you did!

ENJOY!

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Crab Avocado Salad

This Crab and Avocado Salad with bacon is a refreshing salad that's yummy, healthy, and will keep you feeling full!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

For the Salad

  • 3 romaine hearts,, chopped
  • 1 avocado,, pitted and diced
  • 6 slices bacon,, cooked to a crisp and diced
  • 8 ounces lump crab meat
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes,, halved
  • 1 cup garlic croutons

For the Dressing

  • 3/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 green onions,, chopped, green parts only
  • salt and fresh ground pepper,, to taste
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Instructions 

  • Arrange the chopped romaine lettuce on a large serving plate or in a salad bowl.
  • Top with diced avocado, diced bacon, crab meat, cherry tomatoes and croutons; set aside.
  • In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing; process until creamy and smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  • Serve.

Notes

Inspired by Gibson’s Steakhouse in Chicago
 

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 537mg | Potassium: 709mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5466IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 2mg

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4 Comments

  1. Theresa says:

    I just made this! Delish! Thanks!

  2. Thomas Coleman says:

    I love it when I just happen to have all the ingredients for a new recipe find. So making this tomorrow!

  3. Janet Pallavicini says:

    I just happen to have 2 cups of REAL crab left fromValentine dinner. And few on sale avocado. So guess what I’m making.. This looks delicious..

  4. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    I am all about gorgeous salads right now! A double yes to the dressing!