Crab Guacamole

Avocado lovers are very happy to live in Southern California, where avocados are plentiful and fairly inexpensive all year long. We have just the right weather to nurture them along, and we can enjoy them in January just as much as we enjoy them in July. If you can’t find them around where you live this time of year, you can always order them online.  Or you can enter the giveaway I’m hosting today for California Avocados Direct- maybe you’ll get lucky!  Their family farm is just 20 minutes from my house!  See the end of this post for details.

Let’s talk about what I like to do most with avocados:  make guacamole!  In this recipe, I combined crab with avocados to create Crab Guacamole.

Oh yeah… those are some big chunks of crab you see in that guacamole.  Let me show you how I made it…

First things first.  How do you pick a ripe avocado?  DON’T pick it up and digitize it (squeeze your fingers into the avocado).  If you do that, you’ll be created dark spots in the avocado for the next person who comes along and picks it up and buys it. DO hold it in your hand and gently press with your palm and hand. If it gives a little, it’s ready to bring home.  If it gives a lot, you don’t want to bring it home… it’s too ripe.

What’s the best way to get an avocado out of its skin?  Take a sharp knife and cut all the way around the avocado (the long way).  Gently twist it and it will come apart into two pieces. On the half without a pit: use a large tablespoon to scoop out the avocado flesh.

Use a sharp knife to tap into the pit lightly, twist it and it will come right out of the avocado. Then you can scoop out the flesh from the other half.

Use a fork for mashing lightly.  You still want to leave some chunks in there when you make guacamole, so don’t use your food processor… you’ll end up with avocado puree.

See chunks?  Just like this.

For my crab guacamole, you’re going to add a little cream cheese and sour cream.

And then you’ll add a couple of spoonfuls of fresh salsa (the store-bought stuff is fine), lime juice, salt and pepper.

And CRAB!  I got my crab from Andersen Seafoods.  It’s delivered overnight in iced-down packaging, and it looks just as good here as it really is.


Pretty easy recipe, right?  I always drizzle a little bit of lime juice on top to keep the guacamole from browning.  And you need tortilla chips for dunking too.  If you’re low-carbing it, thin sliced jicama is a great alternative to chips.


We enjoyed our crab guacamole with good friends, cruising on a boat on San Diego Bay… another great thing you can do in SoCal all sunny year long :)

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And now for the GIVEAWAY! California Avocados Direct is a “Farm to Table” avocado gift box business offering the finest California avocados grown on their family farm in Southern California. They hand pack and ship their avocados the same day they are harvested.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a box of avocados to mess around with for your Super Bowl party??  Today, California Avocados Direct is offering one lucky RecipeGirl reader 1 box of 9 Fuerte Avocados to be delivered via mail.


This giveaway is open to anyone with a USA mailing address.  For a chance to win, please leave one comment sharing your favorite way to eat avocados. The winner will be chosen via random.org at the end of the day on Sunday, Jan. 22nd.  The winner will receive one box of 9 Fuerte avocados from CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com. Good luck to all who enter!
This giveaway is now closed. The winner (chosen randomly via random.org) is commenter #175 Kim.  Thanks to all for entering! 

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Crab Guacamole

Yield: 3 to 4 cups

Prep Time: 25 min

A delicious change from plain ol' guacamole. Crab and avocado are meant to be together!

Ingredients:

4 medium, ripe avocados
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature (low fat is okay)
1/2 cup sour cream (low fat is okay)
1/4 cup fresh salsa (store- bought is fine)
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
salt and pepper, to taste
1 to 1 1/2 cups crab meat
Additional lime wedges to squeeze on top
tortilla chips, for serving

Directions:

1. Slice open avocados and scoop out the flesh into a large bowl. Use a large fork to mash it, leaving chunks here and there.

2. Add cream cheese and sour cream to the avocado and gently stir it together.

3. Stir in salsa, lime juice, salt and pepper.

4. Stir in the crab meat. Squeeze lime juice on the surface of the guacamole to help prevent browning. Serve with tortilla chips.

Tips:

*If you're preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use a brand of salsa that is known to be GF.
*If you like things spicy, use a spicy salsa in this recipe, or add in a little bit of cayenne pepper.

*It's okay to prepare this recipe up to an hour ahead. Drizzle lime juice over the top of the guacamole, lay a piece of plastic wrap on top of the guacamole (so it's touching), and refrigerate it until serving time.

Source: RecipeGirl.com

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202 Responses to “Crab Guacamole”

  1. 1

    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 18, 2012 @ 3:22 AM

    I’m a huge fan of guac so that with anything Mexican is my favorite. Your crab guac sounds amazing!

  2. 2

    Val — January 18, 2012 @ 3:22 AM

    Has to be guac!! Sooo yummy! Also have made shrimp guac, again very yummy!!

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    Becki's Whole Life — January 18, 2012 @ 3:41 AM

    I hate to be boring here, but guacamole is my all time favorite way to eat avocados….it just is:-). Your crab guacamole sounds amazing….those chunks of crab are huge!

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    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) — January 18, 2012 @ 4:07 AM

    Ah, so very jealous of that marina shot! You SoCal’ers are a lucky bunch :)

    I’ve only been enjoying avocados for a few months if you can believe it – they used to creep me out! One taste is all I needed… I love slicing it up and adding it to rice bowls, chili, etc.

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    Melinda — January 18, 2012 @ 5:10 AM

    Definitely guacamole is my favorite way for avocado.. or on salads! This crab guacamole looks amazing; I definitely wouldn’t be able to stay out of it!

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    Michele — January 18, 2012 @ 5:25 AM

    i love avocados with just a squirt of lemon and some salt & pepper, spread on toast : D

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    Michelle — January 18, 2012 @ 5:32 AM

    I love making guacamole from scratch then i can make it spicy with jalapenos and cayenne pepper. I also love it with sushi its my favorite part always so fresh and creamy. Will definitely be trying this crab guacamole looks fab.

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    Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables — January 18, 2012 @ 5:50 AM

    Guacamole is one of the best things ever. seriously. and I love your addition of crab, I’m thinking this will be a great addition to our superbowl spread!

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    Cookbook Queen — January 18, 2012 @ 6:01 AM

    The only thing better than fresh guacamole…is fresh guacamole with crab meat in it. Amazing!!

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    Amy Lea — January 18, 2012 @ 6:15 AM

    Wow! I will definitely be making this! We eat avocados a LOT–mostly with seafood tacos & salads. My husband will eat plain sliced avocado with ANY meal. I would LOVE to have a box! :-)

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    Bev Weidner — January 18, 2012 @ 6:22 AM

    Did you use jumbo lump? Because thaaaaaat stuuuuuuffffff ruuuuuuuules.

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    Marnely Rodriguez — January 18, 2012 @ 6:23 AM

    I’d LOVE to win these! I miss my avocado trees in the Dominican Republic! At home we have two trees in the backyard and during avocado season, it was fresh avocados for breakfast (great in smoothies), lunch (side salad) or dinner (mashed into fresh bread with a drizzle of vinegar!) Love avocados!

  13. 13

    Trish — January 18, 2012 @ 6:37 AM

    I love making guacamole with whatever I have laying around – but the other night I ate an avocado just the way nature made it. I scooped it out with a spoon. Yum!

  14. 14

    HollySharp — January 18, 2012 @ 6:37 AM

    oh man, i love avocados … my fave way is sliced on a sandwich. a little avocado makes any regular old sandwich exciting! sadly, here in SC, we struggle to find good AND affordable avocados.

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — January 18, 2012 @ 6:39 AM

    First of all, this crab guacamole looks amazingly good! And secondly, one of my favorite ways to eat avocado is sliced on a sandwich or salad! :)

  16. 16

    Melissa — January 18, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    Love guac, but they are great in a sandwich too! Creamy, yummyness!!

  17. 17

    Louis van Belle — January 18, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    I love to make a simple guacamole recipe that I found in our mini food processors owner’s manual. Garlic, cumin, minced onion, bacon, and, of course, avocados.

    We also love to put it on salads and Taco soup. My 2 year old just eats it plain! Love avocados!

  18. 18

    Rachel (Hounds in the Kitchen) — January 18, 2012 @ 6:44 AM

    We use avocado slices in mulitas, quesadillas, burritos, and other Mexican favorites.

  19. 19

    barbara — January 18, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    Love adding to breakfast western omelet sandwich or any sandwich at all!

  20. 20

    Michelle Yakob — January 18, 2012 @ 6:49 AM

    love avocado to spice up a sandwich instead of mayo..my favorite? veggie: hummus, tomato, cucumber, avocado=delicious!

  21. 21

    Sharlene — January 18, 2012 @ 6:56 AM

    I am not a fan of avocados but I am a huge fan of guacomole…..go figure!

  22. 22

    Mary — January 18, 2012 @ 6:58 AM

    Looks yummy! And quacamole is so easy to prepare, that we have it at least once a week. (Always be sure to us lime or lemon juice to prevent darkening.) I had never thought of adding crab before, and has me thinking of other ingredients to add.

  23. 23

    kaitlyn — January 18, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

    My new favorite way, thanks to pinterest, is to put on top of Chicken Parm. YUM!

  24. 24

    Brandy — January 18, 2012 @ 7:03 AM

    Halved with a scoop of tuna salad, chicken salad or salmon salad in the place where the pit was! And alongside any and every meal.

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    Alisha — January 18, 2012 @ 7:04 AM

    Being from California but now living in SC my favorite way to eat avocado’s is in sandwiches. There is nothing like a pastrami sandwiches loaded with avocado and sprouts. It so reminds me of home!

  26. 26

    Betty in SCal — January 18, 2012 @ 7:06 AM

    turkey, bacon, tomato and AVOCADO sandwich! Toasted bread, of course. Yum!!!

  27. 27

    Gail Hooper — January 18, 2012 @ 7:07 AM

    My favorite way to eat avocados is to cut it into chunks and drizzle lemon balsamic vinegar over it. Top with a little crushed black pepper and that’s all you need! You can serve it as a quick appetizer with toothpicks!!

  28. 28

    Kim Kropp — January 18, 2012 @ 7:09 AM

    I absolutely love guacamole. There is no better way to top off my tacos or plate of nachos with a heaping scoop of guacamole!! :)

  29. 29

    Susan Peterson — January 18, 2012 @ 7:12 AM

    Trying to eat healthier in 2012, I have replaced the mayo on my sandwiches with avocado spread on my high fiber bread. It is so much tastier and the health benefits are a definite plus!

  30. 30

    Diana — January 18, 2012 @ 7:17 AM

    GUAC IS LIFE!… MY FAV WAY TO EAT IT IS WITH THE BOWL IN MY HANDS, A BAG OF CHIPS.. ALL ALONE… ON THE COUCH.. WITH A MARGARITA OR TWO… BLISS!!

  31. 31

    Jillian — January 18, 2012 @ 7:18 AM

    My favorite way to eat avocado is to slice one half into thin slices and layer it between 2 slices of toast with olive oil and bacon. Sooooo good!

  32. 32

    Fran McClain — January 18, 2012 @ 7:20 AM

    Hard to pick a favorite —- Guacamole, panini, chunky salsa — or just slice and eat!!!!

  33. 33

    Linda H — January 18, 2012 @ 7:20 AM

    My family loves to eat guacamole made with 1/2 c. salsa and 2 c. of ranch dip. I also like it cut up in a chicken salad!

  34. 34

    Heather Smith — January 18, 2012 @ 7:23 AM

    I’ve never tried crab with avocados before, but it looks delicious! Honestly, I like to slice up an avocado, sprinkle on a little salt and pepper and have at it! :)

  35. 35

    Julie — January 18, 2012 @ 7:25 AM

    My husband LOVES anything avocado! I would definitely make him this crab dip for the Superbowl – it looks delish!

  36. 36

    Dana — January 18, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

    Love em on a salad, sandwich or in guac. Heck, I love avocados plain!

  37. 37

    Julia — January 18, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

    I like traditional guacamole with lime chips. There’s nothing better!

  38. 38

    Cassie — January 18, 2012 @ 7:31 AM

    mmmm all things guacamole and crab. this would definitely not last long in my house.

  39. 39

    Sheila — January 18, 2012 @ 7:34 AM

    I love making homemade guacamole with avocados and fresh tomatoes and eating with salty tortilla chips!!

  40. 40

    Lisa — January 18, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    I love to eat them sliced with a little salt and pepper on a saltine cracker!

  41. 41

    Lauren S. — January 18, 2012 @ 7:41 AM

    as a topping for my spicy chicken soup and in guac, of course! :)

  42. 42

    Janelle — January 18, 2012 @ 7:43 AM

    Well, I can’t figure out why anyone would want to ruin perfectly good guacamole with crab, but hey — to each his (or her) own, right? :) I’m on a guacamole kick right now myself, and I’ve discovered a pomegranate-mango guac recipe on Epicurious that I’m in love with.

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    Sherri Diaz — January 18, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

    I am the epitome of the California Girl, I used to pick them from the trees or forage off the ones that have dropped and eat right then and there. my favorite way to eat an avocado, with a bit of olive oil and pepper, yummy and healthy.

  44. 44

    Sharon — January 18, 2012 @ 7:58 AM

    I love it on toasted veggie sandwiches. What a delicious recipe!

  45. 45

    Cindy W. — January 18, 2012 @ 8:01 AM

    hmmm, I love home made Guacamole!!

  46. 46

    Olga @ MangoTomato — January 18, 2012 @ 8:01 AM

    sometimes I just cut them in half, take out the pit, add a bit of salt and eat straight out of the shell

  47. 47

    Kim — January 18, 2012 @ 8:07 AM

    I LOVE avocados and I have put them in so many things. I would have to say my favorite is my Mango Avocado Salad…it is amazing!!!

  48. 48

    vballer — January 18, 2012 @ 8:07 AM

    cut open with salt and pepper sprinkled on top!

  49. 49

    Andy — January 18, 2012 @ 8:19 AM

    I like to eat them with Salt n Pepper and a BIG SMILE!

  50. 50

    Cindy Whitsett — January 18, 2012 @ 8:20 AM

    Oh my — this recipe looks delish! It just may be my new favorite way to eat avocados. I miss how plentiful they were since now I’m transplanted from California to the Mid-West. When I lived in California I would eat avocado pita pockets with fresh alfalfa sprouts, homemade ranch dressing and baby spinach. It’s still a favorite, but a rare treat.

  51. 51

    Shandra Benito — January 18, 2012 @ 8:20 AM

    I love avocado most in salads and in guacamole of course!

  52. 52

    NFer — January 18, 2012 @ 8:21 AM

    I love to slice them up, throw on some salt and enjoy with tomatoes and a sweet drink!

  53. 53

    Allene — January 18, 2012 @ 8:24 AM

    Love ‘em in salads, on a sandwich (or burger!), or straight out of the skin (no seasonings required). Yum!

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    Eileen — January 18, 2012 @ 8:26 AM

    Yum that looks so good. We just moved from CA to the east coast…I am missing avocados! I love avocados any way I can get them. I recently got a molacate and it is great for guacamole!

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    Dana B — January 18, 2012 @ 8:28 AM

    Favorite way to eat avocados? Any way I can get ‘em! :) Love guacamole, but sliced avocados on salad is also good, or in tacos, or my Mom used to give us half an avocado with shrimp salad in the middle. Mmmm.

  56. 56

    Kari — January 18, 2012 @ 8:30 AM

    I gotta say Guacamole too!! YUMMY can’t wait to try this recipe!!!

  57. 57

    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga — January 18, 2012 @ 8:30 AM

    I just hosted a giveaway for CA Avocados Direct and received a shipment of their amazing avocados. They are truly awesome and I posted all kinds of recipes with that post. Your dip looks FABULOUS!

  58. 58

    Ty Gray — January 18, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

    This sounds amazing! I love both crab and avocados…. I can eat avocados on anything or just plain….love them!

  59. 59

    Maria — January 18, 2012 @ 8:44 AM

    I love avocado and can eat it straight up!! but really like it sliced on a pita with some chicken slices…but the crab sounds delish!!! oooo-oooo please pick me!!

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    Amanda KP — January 18, 2012 @ 8:58 AM

    I love to put them in smoothies to make them creamy and heart healthy!

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    Julie @BananasForBourbon — January 18, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

    Savory, I like to use them as a mayo substitute in everything! The ol’ sardines/canned tuna and mashed avocado is always a winner. Especially when I’m traveling. No refrigeration required! Sweet, I make a mean buttercream with avocados with white chocolate and bailey’s. Yum!

  62. 62

    Megan S. — January 18, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

    My favorite way is definitely guacamole style!

  63. 63

    Katie W — January 18, 2012 @ 9:03 AM

    I love avocados and eat them with just a sprinkle of garlic salt. Yummy!

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    Kim — January 18, 2012 @ 9:10 AM

    I love to make this guacamole and add a bit more minced garlic and some cream cheese. Yum! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/guacamole/detail.aspx

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    KAREN GRANOFF — January 18, 2012 @ 9:36 AM

    My favorite is a a grilled “ABC” sandwich==Avocado, Bacon and Cheese sandwich.

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    Melisa — January 18, 2012 @ 9:42 AM

    I love guacamole!

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    Laurie — January 18, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

    I love avacados the old-fashioned way — cut ‘em open, slice thin & pop in my mouth : )

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    Kari — January 18, 2012 @ 10:15 AM

    I like avocados all ways. I eat them plain, in soups, salads, sandwiches and in guacamole. I couldn’t pick my favorite.

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    Peggy — January 18, 2012 @ 10:29 AM

    My favorite way to use them is in guacamole, but I love them in club sandwiches also.

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    Emma — January 18, 2012 @ 10:40 AM

    I absolutely love guacamole – can’t wait to give this recipe a try! Also, one of my favorite Tex-Mex restaurants makes a delicious stuffed avocado, yum!!

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    Renee@Mykitchenadventures — January 18, 2012 @ 10:49 AM

    I love them with eggbeaters for breakfast!

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    Mary Miller / A Passionate Plate — January 18, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

    Looks DIVINE!

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    Marisol N-Alverio — January 18, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

    I love avocados with Spanish rice and beans and definitely in a pomegranate and mango guacamole!!!

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    Batter Licker — January 18, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

    I’ll eat avocados in almost anything, but my favorite way is with a spoon and a sprinkling of salt.

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    Gina Ruiz — January 18, 2012 @ 11:53 AM

    Wow! That looks delish. I love avocados and use them in many ways, but my favorite dates back from when I was a little girl: slices of ripe avocado, sprinkled with lemon and salt and rolled up into a flour tortillla. It is still my favorite comfort food.

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    Mary Craig — January 18, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

    I love guacamole!! I also like avocado soup. So easy and simple.

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    Johnna — January 18, 2012 @ 11:54 AM

    with turkey!

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    Liz C. — January 18, 2012 @ 11:56 AM

    We love creamy avocado pasta. Tastes so creamy but is dairy free! Just avocados, olive oil, garlic, lemon, basil, salt and pepper.

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    Marsha F — January 18, 2012 @ 12:00 PM

    I love avocados sliced in a green salad or in guacamole.

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    Jennifer Martin-Wolve — January 18, 2012 @ 12:02 PM

    I’m another one who’s favorite way to enjoy an avocado is just as it is…I’ll cut it in hallf, maybe sprinkle with a little sea salt & grab a spoon :)

    Also, I love avocados on sandwiches, or sliced up in a salad, or with cottage cheese, or even in an omelet..really I just love avocados!

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    Tracy — January 18, 2012 @ 12:42 PM

    Guacamole or mashed and spread on toast with salt and tomato slices.

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    Michelle — January 18, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

    I love something mixed with avocados and tomatoes – sweet and creamy!

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    Sheila — January 18, 2012 @ 12:53 PM

    I had to give up Avocados for 9 months while nursing my avocado sensitive son. SO WEIRD! (I think avocados were harder to give up than the milk, soy, nuts, etc.) So when I finally got to eat them again, they went on everything from sandwiches to guacamole, to just mashing them up and eating them with chips and maybe some garlic salt. I’ll eat them any way I can get them!

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    Jessica — January 18, 2012 @ 1:05 PM

    Gauc is definitely my favorite way to eat avocados, followed by a close second with gazpacho and avocados…

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    Nancy L — January 18, 2012 @ 1:11 PM

    I love guacamole!!! But I’ll eat avocados sliced with a sprinkle of salt or on a sandwich, Yum! And in salads – so good!!

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    Mrs. L — January 18, 2012 @ 1:23 PM

    My first thought with this was to just put the crab guacamole back on top of a half of an avocado! I do love my avocados any which way. But simple is sometimes the best. A tablespoon of Italian (oil and vinegar) type salad dressing into the center of half an avocado and away I go!

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    evelyn — January 18, 2012 @ 1:27 PM

    I love guacamole, but avocados on salad are amazing, too!

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    Kim — January 18, 2012 @ 1:31 PM

    Guacamole all the way! :) And then I love to sprout the pits afterward – they make lovely houseplants.

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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — January 18, 2012 @ 1:38 PM

    Yum! I actually posted a crab guacamole recipe last week too – love the sweetness with the creamy avocado. I put blackberries in mine too. ;) I’ll eat avocados just about any way – including with a spoon and nothing else!

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    Ruth — January 18, 2012 @ 2:08 PM

    I love them any which way. Plain with a little salt, in a salad, on a sandwich. I could eat them everyday.

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    Diane @ Longaberger Lifestyle — January 18, 2012 @ 3:04 PM

    I’ve just started enjoying avocados and learned to make guacamole. My friends told me they slice it thin and put in on their hamburgers. I can’t wait to try them in their ‘natural’ state the next time I bring them home.

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    Sara P. — January 18, 2012 @ 3:40 PM

    One of my favorite meals in the whole world is a tortilla loaded with scrambled eggs, salsa and sliced avocado. Yum! Best breakfast ever (and easy!)

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    Cassie — January 18, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

    My creamy avocado pasta is by-far my favorite way to eat avocados. This guacamole sounds like a new favorite though!

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    Jess — January 18, 2012 @ 4:39 PM

    On toast with tomato, salt and pepper!

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    shell — January 18, 2012 @ 4:45 PM

    I like to eat them just with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper… yum

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    Lisa — January 18, 2012 @ 4:45 PM

    I love them on a sandwich with turkey, bacon, tomato, and ranch.

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    Laura — January 18, 2012 @ 5:01 PM

    Yum!! Can’t wait to try this recipe out.

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    Debbie — January 18, 2012 @ 5:39 PM

    I love fresh avocado cut up in a salad! Yum! The crab gucamole sounds delicious — I will definitely have to try it out!

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    Lea @gourmetmommy — January 18, 2012 @ 5:43 PM

    Oh yummy yum. My mom grew up in Cali so taught me guac basics…probably the best cooking lesson I learned from her! But crab takes it to a whole new level. Great idea!

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    Erica — January 18, 2012 @ 5:53 PM

    I love Guacamole but also enjoy fresh avocado in a salad or on a sandwich. This was be a great win for me since I life far north and rarely find fresh produce worth buying!

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    Danielle — January 18, 2012 @ 6:00 PM

    YUM! I am completely obsessed with avocados – you name it, I’ll put them in it. My favorite is probably guacamole, though. I recently made pomegranate guacamole and that might be my favorite version for the moment, but your crab guac looks delicious!

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    Kris M — January 18, 2012 @ 6:44 PM

    My favorite way to have avocados is just about anyway – I love them on sandwiches, guacamole and added to any type of Mexican cooking.

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    erin l. — January 18, 2012 @ 7:35 PM

    My favorite? Any way! No, I probably eat them the most either in guacamole or on top of chicken tortilla soup. Thanks for the new way to eat them in this recipe…looks delicious!

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    Bianca — January 18, 2012 @ 7:57 PM

    I love avocados with blue cheese in a salad.

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    KrisP. — January 18, 2012 @ 8:30 PM

    I love to eat them sliced on top of garlic bread.

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    MichelleH — January 19, 2012 @ 6:00 AM

    Crab Guac? Oh my tastebuds! I’m printing and making this asap.

    We eat avocados in salad, on eggs, on chili, on sandwiches, in smoothies, and guac, of course. LOVE avocado.

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    Jessica — January 19, 2012 @ 6:33 AM

    I love avocados! My favorite way to enjoy them is on a sandwich. They add such a nice, creamy texture that can’t be beat.

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    Donna — January 19, 2012 @ 6:45 AM

    Guac is the best use and so many flavor combos can be developed, love your crab idea, may have to make for Superbowl! The best aspect is also how healthy they are for you.

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    Debbi R — January 19, 2012 @ 6:58 AM

    Split avocados in half, remove seed and fill hollow with fresh salsa with lime juice and tortilla chips. Great, healthy lunch.

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    The Hungry Housewife — January 19, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

    Looks great Lori..You are so lucky, you get fresh avocado and fresh crab!!!!
    My favorite way to enjoy it…Guac or on a burger!

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    jenna — January 19, 2012 @ 7:02 AM

    Sliced with fresh cracked pepper & kosher salt…

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    Susan G — January 19, 2012 @ 7:10 AM

    Bacon, green chile and AVOCADO sandwiches on toast is a big time favorite!

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    Erin H — January 19, 2012 @ 7:25 AM

    LOVE avocados! My favorite is just to slice them up and put on tacos. Yum!!!

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    lynette — January 19, 2012 @ 7:26 AM

    The great thing about living in eastern NC is I have access to fresh blue crab 7 months a year. I love to sit on the pier and pick crabs, but avocado nots so easy. Sure we can buy ‘em in the grocery store but expensive and not always so good. I use to live in Texas where I fell in love with avocados.I like them anyway I can get them, but crab and avocado- food for the Gods.

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    Jamie — January 19, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    The best way to eat an avacado is in guacamole. I’m sure that’s a popular answer, but there’s really nothing better in life than a salty tortilla chip topped with a big hunk of guac.

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    Austin — January 19, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

    I like to slice avacados and top my burgers with them. Delicious!

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    judy jursch — January 19, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

    I enjoy my avocado a very natural and simple way…I smash them with a fork (much like you did for your guacamole) then add a little salt and pepper and top a great piece of sourdough bread with the mixture. Pure and simple heaven!

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    Shelley Coriell — January 19, 2012 @ 7:38 AM

    Great sounding recipe! Can’t wait to try it. I adore whole grain wraps filled with grilled chicken, avocado, cabbage, green onion, and cheddar chipolte dressing. Blissful sigh….

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    Pam A — January 19, 2012 @ 7:44 AM

    I LOVE avocados! Avocodos on salads, sandwiches and of course guacamole are all favorites. I just saw a recipe for avocado brushcetta that looked great, but the crab guacamole sounds divine.

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    Michelle — January 19, 2012 @ 7:45 AM

    I love to have it on tacos.

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    Patty Henderson — January 19, 2012 @ 7:46 AM

    delicious any way and with practically anything – scrambled eggs, ham sandwiches, hamburgers, blts, naked in the shell, anything mexican and my all time favorite guacamole

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 19, 2012 @ 7:57 AM

    Oh yum, this looks amsolutly amazing!!!

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    Jovani F. — January 19, 2012 @ 7:57 AM

    I like to slice the avocados and put them in my sandwich or put them in a tortilla with a little bit of salsa.

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    Marianne Hertel — January 19, 2012 @ 7:59 AM

    I love guacamole!! I love crab!! And now to have them both together-awesome!! Thank you for this great recipe!! :)

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    Mimi Avocado — January 19, 2012 @ 8:31 AM

    We’re looking forward to sending fresh avocados from our family farm to the lucky winner!

    Would love to have you join us over on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Avocados.Direct or sign up for our newsletter http://www.CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com to get news from the ranch and a special discount code.

    Crab Guacamole is one of our favorite ways to enjoy avocados! Thanks for sharing such a scrumptious recipe!

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    Julia — January 19, 2012 @ 8:40 AM

    Guacamole! I know, such a common way to eat it. lemon, pepper, salt, and garlic. All mixed in then scooped up with a freshly fried tortilla chip. And a margarita in my other hand to wash it down. That’s pretty much heaven right there!

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    Whitney — January 19, 2012 @ 8:46 AM

    I love to eat avocado in a variety of ways. One of my favorite snacks/appetizers is mashed (or blended) avocado mixed with ricotta cheese and dried spices, such as mint, oregano, and thyme. I serve this with crackers or tortilla chips.

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    Ellen — January 19, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

    I love to mix avocados with a little olive oil and use in place of mayo on sandwiches. Guacamole just makes EVERYTHING taste better!!! Can’t wait to make crab guacamole….Thanks!!!!!

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    Becky — January 19, 2012 @ 8:57 AM

    My absolute favorite way to eat avocado is freshly cut with a sprinkle of sea salt. So so good but of course I love it in guacamole, sandwiches, salads, etc. Avocados are pretty much my favorite food, almost worth moving to CA for! (I’m a Kansas girl so fresh avocados are tough to get) Thanks for the great recipe, I can’t wait to try it! :p

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    cathie — January 19, 2012 @ 9:00 AM

    my favorite way to eat avocado is to slice some on a sandwich

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    UCONNJENN — January 19, 2012 @ 9:10 AM

    My 8 year old daughter is OBSESSED with avocados! She can eat a whole one all by herself in one sitting and then come back for more. Favorite way to eat them is sliced or as guacamole with a good taco salad. Her head will explode if I win this!! :-)

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    Linda — January 19, 2012 @ 9:24 AM

    Guacamole is never boring (especially crab guacamole) and definitely my favorite!

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    Sonia Tamez — January 19, 2012 @ 9:33 AM

    I absoultly LOVE avocados, I add them to my fajita quesadillas, chicken tostadas, flautas, oh my goodness my list goes on and on. <3

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    Veronica — January 19, 2012 @ 9:33 AM

    Yes I do enjoy eating avacados, but one of my favorite uses for them is for a hair conditioner. I purree an avacado with honey and some extra virgin olive oil and smooth into my hair. Leave on for a 30 minutes with a plastic cap then rinse and condition. Hair comes out soft and helps to maintain moistre.

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    Sandra — January 19, 2012 @ 9:58 AM

    I love to eat them sliced, sprinkled with lemon pepper and drizzled with EVOO. Oh heck, who am I kidding, I love eating them ANYWAY they are prepared. I am SOOO jealous that you live so close to AVOCADO’s. It is hard to find good avocados in the local grocery stores.

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    Elise — January 19, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

    A grilled cheese and avocado sandwich! YUM!

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    Tana — January 19, 2012 @ 10:20 AM

    This looks delicious! I absolutely love avocados and would be thrilled to win that box of ‘em! It’s hard to pick just one favorite way to eat avocados, but let’s see… I really like to eat 1/2 an avocado, sliced, with a bowl of rice. Dip an avocado slice in soy sauce and eat with a bite of rice. Yum! …also fantastic sliced into salads, used as a primary ingredient in veggie sandwiches, etc.

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    Ragna Rogero — January 19, 2012 @ 10:34 AM

    I love avacados any way I can think to use them but my favorite lunch is half an avacado with a squirt of lemon or lime juice and a scoop of cottage cheese and topped with a dollop of Catalina dressing. For evening we love corn tortillos spread with avacado(like you would peanut butter) and filled with taco meat. So yummy

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    Bree — January 19, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

    Looks fantastic-I love the addition of the crab!

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    Mary — January 19, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

    Love avocados, especially on a sandwich with rye bread, butter and swiss cheese.

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    Sylvia — January 19, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! My mouth is watering.. I love your blog!!

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    Jesse Hanus — January 19, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

    Avocados are one of my three favorite foods! My other two are mangos and cashews. Therefore, my favorite way to eat avocados is with those other two foods!

    One easy way to accomplish this is combining all three in a salad. Greens, avocado and mango chunks, cashews and a citrus vinaigrette.

    I’ve also mixed all three ingredients with quinoa and had much delicious success.

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    Diane {Created by Diane} — January 19, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

    you crab guacamole looks fantastic!
    I love avocado sauce on pasta, I make it often and it’s loved even by my little guy who doesn’t eat avocados :) Not sure what he’s thinking not loving them as much as the rest of us, more for us until he realizes what he’s missing.

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    Vicki — January 19, 2012 @ 10:52 AM

    I love avocados! Guacamole, of course. I also like them mashed on toast and topped with tinned sardines or smoked fish with lemon juice and hot sauce.

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    suz — January 19, 2012 @ 11:43 AM

    My favorite way to eat avocados is in a salad with grapefruit – just avo & grapefruit and a little salt (also good with some fruity olive oil if you have it around).

    I might have to make this crab guac tho! I never thought to add anything to my guacamole, but this looks yum!

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    Helen — January 19, 2012 @ 12:09 PM

    My baby girl LOVES avocados! Mashed together with any fruit, esp. banana or pureed cantaloupe, then add a little milk to get it to the right consistency… a favorite!

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    Kim Gibson — January 19, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

    My favorite way to eat avocados is mashed on toast with a poached egg and shredded cheddar cheese on top – the PERFECT breakfast, brunch, lunch or even light dinner!

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    sinsumama — January 19, 2012 @ 12:36 PM

    I LOVE avocados (not to mention they are a “good” fat) I peel, slice, put in a big flour or corn tortilla with a little salt……yummmm…

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    susan — January 19, 2012 @ 12:50 PM

    Put them on my daughter’s homemade spinach-turkey burgers…on toasted multi grain english muffins topped with alittle dijon mustard and plenty of slices of avocados!!!

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    Laurie — January 19, 2012 @ 1:48 PM

    Oh My – My mouth is watering…Oops, excuse me, I needed to get a napkin to wipe up the drool. (So sorry you had to hear that, but it’s true…) This recipe is going to the top of my list of “MUST MAKE SOON”! I live in Washington State, where, alas, we cannot grow Avocados. Still, I am willing to pay the higher prices in the store to have them throughout the winter months. You see, I eat an Avocado every single day – I score them in the peel and scoop them into my favorite flat bowl with a chopped tomato, a bit of low fat cottage cheese, garlic powder and a light sprinkling of sunflower seeds. I seriously go through withdrawls if for some reason I miss this special treat!
    Thank You For the Opportunity to Win! My Fingers, Toes and Everything Else Are Crossed!
    Sincerely,
    Laurie

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    averagebetty — January 19, 2012 @ 3:15 PM

    Crab Guacamole? Brilliant! I think I’ve died and gone to Avocado Fantasy Heaven!
    I gotta have fresh salsa (or pico de gallo) though — all that fresh beautiful avocado and crab kinda deserves some extra chopping I think :)

    My favorite way to eat avocados? Any way. I put avocado on absolutely everything and anything. I think the first time I had it soup, was mind expanding. Love, love avocados!

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    Jill — January 19, 2012 @ 3:52 PM

    I’d have to say my favorite way to eat avocados is with a fork. Just a little sea salt and lemon juice sprinkled on top. Guac is a close second. Yum!!

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    Erin — January 19, 2012 @ 4:00 PM

    My favorite way to eat avocados is on a sandwich with blackened fish, cilantro-mayonnaise and fresh tomato!

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    Cheryl — January 19, 2012 @ 4:21 PM

    I love avocados! Crab guacamole sounds pretty yummy but I’ll admit that my favorite way to eat an avocado is straight out of it’s shell and sprinkled with a little salt and pepper. Yummmmmmmm!!

    I can only dream of eating an avocado straight from the tree!

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    Amanda Thompson — January 19, 2012 @ 6:14 PM

    Sliced on top of a burger :)

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    Rachel — January 19, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

    I adore avocados! My favorite way to eat them is probably mashed up with lime juice and salt on tortilla chips. Yum!

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    Lisa M. — January 19, 2012 @ 7:57 PM

    I always love Guacamole, but an avocado half stuffed with tuna salad or shrimp salad makes a lovely lunch!

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    Patricia — January 19, 2012 @ 8:27 PM

    This looks so good. I actually can’t get enough avocados. I love them and will eath them with practically anything. I just wish they were cheaper where I live. These are an epensive, but worthwhile treat.

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    Kathy R — January 19, 2012 @ 9:16 PM

    I just love avacados and enjoy just eating them with a little chicken salt. Nothing fancy.

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    Deborah — January 19, 2012 @ 9:47 PM

    You had me with crab, but then you added in cream cheese and I’m definitely sold!! My favorite way to eat avocados is either on toast with eggs, or toast with a little butter, mashed avocado and some salt. Heaven!

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    Sharon — January 20, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

    A salad of grape tomatoes, cubed mozarella ball, cubed avacado topped with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and reduced balsamic vinegar.

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    Rachel — January 20, 2012 @ 11:51 AM

    i love spreading avocado on toast for a midday snack!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 20, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

    This looks amazing. The crab is a delicious addition to this! I love guacamole – I could probably live on the stuff! I eat avocados sliced on sandwiches, diced into rice, made into guac – just about any way to eat them I do!

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    April was in CT now CA — January 20, 2012 @ 3:16 PM

    I am avocado obsessed and your crab guacamole looks awesome! My favorite way is a tie between guacamole and sliced as a topping to tortilla soup.

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    Kara — January 20, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

    My friend makes the most delicious 7-layer dip. One of the layers is avocado. He gave me the recipe, but mine never turns out quite as delicious as his.

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    Ashley A — January 20, 2012 @ 4:49 PM

    I love it sliced with salt and lemon juice!

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    Marie — January 20, 2012 @ 5:28 PM

    Guacamole is a must have a family gatherings. My other favorite dish is sliced avocado, tomato and fresh mozzarella salad with oil and balsamic vinager dressing. Love Love Love to eat that on a hot summer night when you just can’t do something that is really heavy

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    maria — January 20, 2012 @ 5:35 PM

    i like it nice and simple: avocados with a guacamole seasoning packet. mix it up and refrigerate! but this one sounds awesome!

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    Caitlin — January 20, 2012 @ 5:47 PM

    I could eat guacamole everyday! The spicier the better.

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    Brit O — January 20, 2012 @ 8:20 PM

    That just sounds yummy! Personally love to eat avocado’s straight out of the skin. Nothing better on a warm summer day…or cold winter day…than a slice of avocado!

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    Ken — January 20, 2012 @ 9:30 PM

    As a young boy, I joined the Cub Scouts and read in my brother’s Merit Badge book that to win a cooking badge you had to make up a menu, and then cook and serve it. I did a brunch, the highlight of which was avocado on toast points.

    When they told me Cub Scouts couldn’t get Merit Badges, I told them that this Cub would rather have the avocado than the badge. I left, and to this day think I got the better end of the deal.

    My favorite way to deal with avocados? Right now it would be the avocado/gruyere folded omelet I recently made for breakfast.

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    Cindy — January 21, 2012 @ 4:52 PM

    My favorite is guacamole with fresh lime and cilantro. yum. I also love crab so this recipe is making me salivate.

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    Amy — January 21, 2012 @ 7:57 PM

    Love to cut slices of avocado on my turkey sandwiches! Yummy.

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    beti — January 21, 2012 @ 9:12 PM

    way better than simple guacamole, the addition of crab is perfect

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    Kim — January 22, 2012 @ 9:49 AM

    Big Avocado Fan. Lately on anything but especially with an omelet.

    Thanks!

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    Donna @ Cookistry — January 22, 2012 @ 9:50 AM

    Guacamole is my favorite!

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    Sherry Martin — January 22, 2012 @ 10:33 AM

    Guacamole, of course!!!

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    Kendra — January 22, 2012 @ 10:39 AM

    Guacamole! Or, just sliced. I love avocados!

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    nicole — January 22, 2012 @ 10:43 AM

    I love avocados! I love them in guac but I really them on on BLT’s. Actaually, I make BLAST sandwiches… BLT w Avocado and Sprouts!

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    Nikki — January 22, 2012 @ 10:50 AM

    My boyfriend & I love avocado. We sit around naming ways we’re going to eat more avocados and make guacamole. We search for sales every week and basically–we put slices on everything. And I do mean everything. I make a avocado buttercream that goes on our chocolate cake :)

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    Jamie Canter — January 22, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

    I love avocado in my sandwiches and I love it in with black beans and tomatoes (with some red wine vinegar, s&P) mixed into a salad. Yummy!!

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    BJ Smith — January 22, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

    I love guacamole, goes on everything! Love avocados on sandwiches. I just love avocados!!

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    Teresa Holden — January 22, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

    Of course, like most people, a major way I use avocadoes is to make guacamole. Living in southern IL, we often have a hard time finding wonderfully fresh avocadoes like we have when we visit southern CA. I would love to win these!

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    Dolores Schwartz — January 22, 2012 @ 11:25 AM

    I love avocado’s on everything but, I like to eat mine sliced up on a burger, also with some goats cheese on crackers! Yum! Yum!

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    Sara — January 22, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

    Love them mashed on a rice cake with sea salt and tomato.

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    jennifer — January 22, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

    I love mixing it with garlic and salsa and eating it on a burrito

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    Rachel b — January 22, 2012 @ 12:27 PM

    With a spoon.

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    Mary A — January 22, 2012 @ 1:26 PM

    Avocados fresh right out of the shell with garlic salt and lime juice are perfection.

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    Libby — January 22, 2012 @ 2:12 PM

    guac! no question ;-)

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    Debra — January 23, 2012 @ 8:03 AM

    My daughter and I love them with a spoon right out of the shell.

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    Casey — January 23, 2012 @ 11:58 AM

    Thanks, now I’m really craving some avocado!! :) I love eating avocado with everything. My favorite is a green smoothie with spinach, banana, avocado and coconut water. Amazing flavors and nutrition!

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    Julie @ CoolStufffortheKitchen.com — January 23, 2012 @ 4:15 PM

    This sounds wonderful & very timely I will definitely make this for my Super Bowl party. Thanks so much.

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    Audrey — January 24, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

    We live in CA and so we have avocados all of the time. When we’ve had people visit us they’ve been blown away that every restaurant offers avocado, breakfast, lunch and dinner LOL.

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    Ashley@BakerByNature — January 25, 2012 @ 4:08 PM

    I just swiped up a heap of avocados today: fate!!

    P.S. Stop tempting me with all that sunshine to move states!!

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    Meghan — January 25, 2012 @ 5:36 PM

    I remember you tweeting about this…. My favorite way to eat them is sliced on top of a grilled piece of salmon drizzled lightly with some balsamic. However, I think this crab guac might be my new favorite :)

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    The Duo Dishes — January 25, 2012 @ 10:36 PM

    Avocado hummus with garbanzo beans, garlic, lemon juice and spinach. It’s so good!

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    Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet — January 28, 2012 @ 7:43 AM

    I love adding shrimp/crab to guac! So yummy! Great with Caribbean seasoning too.

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    Sally — February 2, 2012 @ 9:23 AM

    ohhhhhhhhh my goshhhhhhhh i LOVE guacamole and i LOVE crab!!!! I have never, ever seen a recipe combining them. you’re a genius, Lori! my boyfriend and i sometimes make a big owl of guac and eat the entire thing ourselves. I am saving this recipe for one of those days!

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    Irene — February 9, 2012 @ 12:24 AM

    I make guacamole inside red bell pepers. I filled with leftover tky breast from holidays that I froze and ground up in processor with chopped red onion and celery. Then put guacamole on top and sprinkle a little salt on it. Great snack food. Going to try the shrimp ones this weekend.
    I make mashed guacamole on rye bread with sliced tomato and sliced red onion. OMG THATS GOOD EATING.

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    Brittney — March 27, 2012 @ 7:04 PM

    This looks amazing! I can’t wait to try it :)

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    Bea Long — January 9, 2014 @ 3:32 AM

    Hey Lori, I am trying to use all my crab meat and I thought about this recipe from the giveaway (I did not win) but I sure did want to win those avocados so bad. They are so expensive here and I truly love them so much! Have a great weekend. Was thinking about you.

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    Linda — January 31, 2014 @ 12:39 PM

    Just browsing recipes in preparation for the SuperBowl this Sunday. I make something similar except I use feta cheese rather than sour cream and cream cheese. I also add fresh cilantro. People love it and I will be taking this to a party this week. Looks like a good thing to take on a harbor cruise…thanks for the idea. We also have a boat on Shelter Island and love cruising the bay and our beautiful downtown. How blessed we are to live here where we can be on the water 12 months of the year.

    Go Seahawks!