Imitation Crab (Surimi) and Avocado Salad

"I love this for light lunch. It's fresh and alive with lime and cilantro."
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  • 1 california avocado
  • 8 ounces surimi (Crab flavor)
  • 1 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 14 onion, sliced
  • 12 lime, juice of
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper


  • Shred surimi and place in bowl.
  • Slice avocado in half and twist to open. Carefully Lodge a knife in the seed and twist to remove.
  • Score avocado into 1 inch by 1 inch sections and spoon into bowl.
  • Add tomato, onion slivers, and cilantro.
  • Squeeze 1/2 lime over the salad.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir well and serve.

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  1. Fabulous! I plan to add a few crushed wasabe peas next time for some crunch and spice.
  2. This is just the perfect salad for a hot summer day! I added a little Old Bay to mine
  3. This truly is a refreshing and light salad. No heavy dressings, just wonderful lime and cilantro! I added some chopped onion, otherwise made it just as written. Fabulous lunch! I'll make this again. Thanx for sharing the recipe.
  4. Bright and breezy, a good combo!
  5. I've had variations of this before, but never thought to add the crab. I really enjoyed and found it quite filling even though I only used 4 oz of crab. I did tweak the recipe a bit. I don't care for raw onions in something this mild, so I swapped it out for some greek olives which added a comparable level of flavor punch. I also used lemon instead of lime as I realized I didn't have lime in the house. Very tasty!


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