Chipotle Lime Crab Dip

This Chipotle Lime Crab 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 freshly squeezed 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
  • Weight Watchers POINTS per 3 Chip Dunks:
  • SmartPoints: 2, Points Plus: 2 Old Points Program: 2
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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