Chipotle- Lime Crab Dip

This dip includes tangy lime, fiery chipotle, creamy avocado, and crunchy vegetables. Baked chips are used for dunking, making this an appetizer that’s a bit more healthy.

Yield: 16 servings (3 chip dunks per serving)

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chipotle- Lime Crab Dip


6 corn tortillas- use pizza cutter to cut each into 8 pieces
1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice
3/4 pound lump crabmeat, shell pieces removed
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons finely chopped peeled jicama (or sub water chestnuts)
2 Tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
2 Tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
2 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tablespoon finely chopped celery
1 medium avocado, peeled and diced


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a pie plate with cooking spray.

2. Arrange tortilla pieces in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

3. Combine mayo, chile, and juice, stirring with a whisk.

4. Combine crab and next 6 ingredients (through celery) in a medium bowl. Add mayo mixture, stirring until well combined. Spoon into prepared pie plate.

5. On the upper rack, place the pie plate and on a lower rack place the baking sheet with the tortilla chips. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until thoroughly heated; sprinkle avocado on top of the heated dip and serve with the baked chips for dipping.


*Pull out the chips when they're nice and crispy (about 10 minutes). The dip may need a little bit longer time to get fully heated.

Nutrition FactsAmount Per Serving (3 chip dunks)
Calories 87, Calories From Fat (47%) 41, Total Fat 4.7g, Sat Fat .8g, Cholesterol 16.4mg, Sodium 146mg, Carbohydrates 6.25g, Dietary Fiber 1.14g, Sugar 0.19g, Net Carbs 5.11g, Protein 5.15g

WW POINTS per 3 Chip Dunks:
Points Plus Program: 2 Old Points Program: 2

Recipe Source: Adapted from Cooking Light

One Response to “Chipotle- Lime Crab Dip”

  1. postedJan 28, 2010 5:20 PM

    Yum, this looks great!

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