Avocado Seafood Appetizers

Serve your guests with these seafood appetizers made using avocado — ready in 20 minutes.

Yield

24 servings

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado, pitted and cut into chunks
3 tablespoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 teaspoons lime juice
dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)
dash of salt
2 large cucumbers, cut into 3/8-inch slices (24 slices)
1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated flake-style imitation crabmeat
fresh cilantro leaves, if desired

Directions

Place avocado, mayonnaise, lime juice, red pepper and salt in food processor or blender. Cover and process until smooth.

Spread avocado mixture on each cucumber slice. Top with crabmeat. Sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Additional Information

The lime juice keeps the color of the mashed avocado from darkening. Making this appetizer right before serving time, though, is best.

To remove the pit from the avocado, cut the avocado lengthwise in half around the pit, and pull apart the halves. The pit will stay in one of the halves. Firmly and carefully strike the pit with the sharp edge of a knife. While holding the avocado, twist the knife to loosen and remove the pit.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 40 (Calories from Fat 25), Total Fat 3 g (Saturated Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 5 mg; Sodium 90 mg; Total Carbohydrate 2 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 1 Fat

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