Fresh Crab and Hass Avocado Dip Recipe

Chunks of crab are mixed together with mayo, jalapeño, and basil then placed on top of mashed avocado with sour cream to make this delectable avocado and crab dip recipe. A great cold crab dip recipe for happy hour.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Re-Calculate: Ingredients


  • 4 ripe, Fresh Hass Avocados, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh chives
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup fresh crabmeat
  • 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 1 red jalapeño, finely chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mash the avocados to a chunky consistency and add in the sour cream, three-quarters of the lime juice and chives. Mix until combined.
  2. Season the avocado mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a clear glass serving bowl, forming an even layer and smoothing the top. Set aside.
  4. Squeeze the crabmeat gently to remove any excess liquid.
  5. In a small bowl, gently mix the crabmeat, mayonnaise, basil, jalapeño and remaining lime juice.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Spoon the crab mixture over the avocado mixture, forming a second even layer and smoothing the top.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 200; Total Fat 15 g (Sat 3 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 9 g); Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 250 mg; Potassium 470 mg; Total Carbohydrates 11 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Total Sugars 6 g; Protein 9 g; Vitamin A 296 IU; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 43 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 80 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 4%; Iron 4% *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Quick Nutrition

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 200
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 3 g
Trans Fat: n/a
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 250 mg
Carbohydrates: 11 g
Total Sugars: 6 g
Protein: n/a

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Category: Dips
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