Crab Guacamole

Guacamole is definitely one of my favorite go-to appetizers.  It's really easy to make and almost everyone is a fan.  This time of year I'm always entertaining and I can run into the kitchen and whip up a bowl of guacamole in no time flat whenever someone stops by.

Usually I stick to the original version--it never fails, but this time I decided to fancy it up a bit and added some lump crab meat to the mix--WOWZA!!  It is fantastic.  Crab and avocado are definitely the best of friends.

Crab Guacamole

4 large avocados
1 small purple onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 -1 teaspoon salt
Juice of  a lime
8 ounces lump crab meat
cilantro (optional)

To prepare the avocados--remove the pits and dice in the skin.  Use a spoon to scoop the avocado from the skin.  Place in a large bowl.  Add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, and poblano. Stir to combine.  Add the cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, (and the cilantro-if using--the husband does not like at all so I usually leave it out) and lime juice.  Stir to combine.  Add the lump crab meat and gently stir to combine.  Taste and add remaining salt if needed.

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  1. This looks yummy but I have a question: is the "dumb crabmeat" more or less expensive than the regular kind? Asking for a friend. ....

    1. Elaine, it’s way cheaper!! Haha— dang autocorrect!! I fixed it now- thanks for letting me know I had a typo. My Dad usually does that for me, but he must be falling behind on his job!!


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