Spicy Crab & Avocado Salsa

Game day brought great things – not just for the Seahawks, but for uuuusssss.

Spicy Crab Phyllo Bites 08 | Inspiration KitchenYea, you!

Becauseeeee, I’m pretty sure you’re going to love this.

Low-fat, very spicy and FABulous – with only 1 tablespoon of light mayonnaise!

And serranos.  Who doesn’t love serranos?

Spicy Crab Phyllo Bites 01 | Inspiration KitchenScallions anyone?  We’re going to need a few tablespoons of those too.

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Now, here’s the important part!  Don’t forget to invite Frank.  It’s the perfect blend of flavor and heat.  It says so right there on the bottle!

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And…, I heard Frank always loves a good party.  I like a good party animal.

Now, get ready to get jiggy with it and put the lime in the coconut.

Spicy Crab Phyllo Bites 05 | Inspiration KitchenNo!!!  Don’t do that.  Put it in the salsa!!!  But, doesn’t it sound like more fun to put it in the coconut?  I’m just sayin’.

But first, you need to squeeze the dickens out of those limes.

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Poor little things.  They didn’t have a chance with the lime crusher.

Oh!  And, of course, the decadent crab must make an appearance.  Fashionably late.

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See?…it’s all dressed up for the ocassion.  I am lovvvvvin‘ the red!

Gently fold it all together and spoon it into those perfect bite-sized phyllo cups.  You know how I love those!

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Just the way we like it.


Spicy Crab & Avocado Salsa
Light, spicy, fabulous Spicy Crab and Avocado Salsa - perfect served in Phyllo cups!
  • ½ pound cooked lump crab meat
  • ½ cup scallion, diced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons serrano pepper, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice (1/2 of a lime)
  • ¼ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 package Phyllo cups
  • -----------------------------------------------------
  • * chopped serrano for garnish (optional)
  • * chopped chives for garnish (optional)
  • * chopped avocado for garnish (optional)
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine crab, scallion, serrano pepper, mayonnaise, hot sauce, lime juice and Old Bay Seasoning. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate crab mixture for 30 minutes + to allow flavors to blend.
  2. Spoon crab mixture into Phyllo cups and top with serrano peppers, avocados or chopped chives for garnish.

Recipe adapted from The Culinary Chronicles @ Spicy Crab & Avocado Salad.


    • says

      Thank you Cindy for the compliments on the photos. I really appreciate that! And, I’m glad you like the recipe. Thanks for the pin! Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

  1. says

    I think I know who doesn’t like serranos now ; ) My father chopped a couple of them this morning and he completely forgot about it and touched his mouth and oh well, I think he loathes them now. I can still hear him course haha.
    Anyway, I’m a big big fan of the stuff, so I’ll definitely be trying these cups. I’ll just make sure I don’t ask dad to chop the serranos for me hehe. Love how they’re healthy! xx
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    • says

      Hahaha! I don’t mean to laugh at your dad’s expense, but I’ve sssooo been there! I’m so glad you have a sous chef! :-) But you need to treat him right – no more serranos! LOL!

  2. says

    Hello kristi :)

    Normally the non- vegeterain dishes will look a bit different normally the look will not please me at all. I really and totally loved the way you presented it. It is quite the cutest non-veg recipe i have ever seen till today. You are just awesome i need to say. It looks like a pretty cool snack :)

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