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Crab Tostadas Bites with Avocado-Cucumber Mash

Crab Tostadas Bites with Avocado-Cucumber Mash

Irresistible Zesty Pick-Up Appetizer ~ Crispy, crunchy and creamy – all the textures come together; a special recipe for Holiday Entertaining… Gluten Free

For the recipe: Make Crisp Corn Tortilla Triangles / Lump Crab Salad / Avocado-Cucumber Mash

Crab Tostadas Bites with Avocado-Cucumber Mash


Lump Crab Salad
½ pound jumbo lump crabmeat, unpasteurized (if you can find it)

2 teaspoons red bell pepper, fine dice

2 tablespoons fresh mango, peeled, medium dice

1 teaspoon fresh chives, minced

1 teaspoon jalapeño, minced (or to taste)

¾ teaspoon sweet onion, peeled, minced

1 teaspoon flat leaf parsley, minced (could use cilantro)

1 ½ teaspoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon mayonnaise, I like “just mayo”

Avocado-Cucumber Salad
½ large haas avocado, firm but ripe

2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons seedless cucumbers, coarsely grated and patted dry

¼ teaspoon jalapeño, minced

¾ teaspoon sweet onion, minced

1 teaspoon flat leaf parsley (can use cilantro)

¼ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

4 Fresh Corn Tortillas – 6 “



For the Crab Salad:
Add all ingredients to a non-reactive bowl. Gently toss all together not to break up the beautiful lump crab.
Taste for salt, add just a pinch.
Refrigerate until ready to use, up to one day ahead.


Avocado-Cucumber Mash:
Remove pit and skin of avocado. Place on a cutting board – slice coarsely and mash with the side of a knife until creamy and mashed.
Add avocado with remaining ingredients to a non-reactive bowl and mix well. Use within few hours. Place in the refrigerator with plastic wrap firmly down on the avocado mash if needed.


Crisp Corn Tortilla Triangles*:
Cut 4 fresh corn tortillas into triangles; each one will yield 6 triangles.
In a 8″skillet, add 1/4 cup neutral oil. Raise heat to medium.
When hot, add 8 triangles and cook, turning over when lightly golden and crisp throughout.
Place on a plate lined with a sheet of paper towel. Continue with remaining triangles, adding more oil if needed.
*Can use store bought tortillas (organic blue ones would be nice.)


To Put Together / Before Serving:
Place 1 teaspoon of Avocado Mash on each tortilla triangle.
Mound a portion of Crab Salad on top, about 1 tablespoon.


Garnish with micro greens or sprouts.

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