Avocado and Crab Salad with Seville Oranges

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Avocado and Crab Salad with Seville Oranges

Today’s post almost didn’t happen. I have spent the week with Middle Child home sick, fighting off the cruddy stomach virus. He’s a beautiful boy who likes to inform me of every ache and pain and discomfort he is feeling at every moment of the day. He is particular about his food (it has to be drenched with lemon juice). We have been battling all week as I informed him that he has to eat PLAIN food until his stomach calms down. That did not make him happy. And of course, that made my job of nursing him back to healthy that much harder.

So to escape for a little bit, I ran to the grocery store, as I felt that my poor blog was suffering from neglect and needed something delicious to bring it out of its coma.

I didn’t have to go too far for a bit of inspiration.

Last week I met with some of my San Diego blogging pals for our monthly meeting at the home of Stephanie, a.k.a. Recipe Renovator. I would certainly be lost without these terrific women. We had a small group, as others were battling the flu and appointments, but it was still an amazing lunch full of laughs and conversation.

Avocado and Crab Salad with Seville Oranges

We received gorgeous Fuerte avocados from Mimi Avocado and lovely Seville Oranges from Melissa’s Produce. And all I could think was, “I need to get me some crabmeat!” And so I did.

Seville Oranges are thick skinned and a bit sweet and sour. And they are amazing with avocados (check out Jolly Tomato’s guacamole made with Seville Oranges here). I mixed in sweet red bell peppers with a bit of jalapeño and cilantro. But you could easily keep it mild by using green bell peppers and some Italian parsley.

Avocado and Crab Salad with Seville Oranges

You can find the full recipe for Avocado and Crab Salad with Seville Oranges here.

Need some of these gorgeous Fuerte avocados ASAP? You can order a box of PRIMO hand picked Fuerte avocados from my friends at California Avocados Direct - right from Mimi’s ranch!

A special shout out to my other peeps in the group who help me focus and give me support unequivocally: Mary (California Greek Girl), Liz (Liz the Chef), Kim (Rustic Garden Bistro) and Priscilla (She’s Cookin’). Thank you, ladies, for being there!

And I still have my heart healthy giveaway going on, so check it out over here!

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15 Responses to Avocado and Crab Salad with Seville Oranges

  1. I have to have some of this. Right. now. Pinning your lovely photo and hoping for a healthy family pronto…

  2. Wow – This looks soooo good! I wanted to check it out because I love the combination of Seville oranges and avocados, but I didn’t even realize the extra bonus that you mentioned my guac too! Thanks! And hope everyone in the house feels better soon.. xo

  3. What a gorgeous salad! I never thought of using the Seville oranges with the Fuerte avocados!

  4. Such a pretty salad! I’ve never tried Seville oranges but they sound perfect here!

  5. David at #

    Looks beautiful- Will definitely have to try this recipe.

  6. Eha at #

    What a scrumptious salad I can make in a month or so when our avocado season begins. Oh, we can get them throughout the year, but from about October > March they come from the N-ern hemisphere [California and Mexico methinks mostly], oft don’t travel well and cost an arm and a leg! Shall be looking forwards to this! And DO hope the whole house will be well soonest!!

  7. The flu this year is really nasty. Hope your son gets well soon. Great looking salad, and really nice photos – you have such nice light. Good stuff all around – thanks.

  8. I don’t have a salad that features avocado as main ingredient (I sometimes put it on top, but that’s about it), so this is wonderful!!! Great to know it goes well with crab and oranges, and the best part is that this salad looks beautiful. I hope your son will recover from sickness soon. I had my daughter who’s sick home for a week. My productivity went down….and finally she’s back in school. I’m still worried if or when she’d bring another sickness. You need to take good care of yourself too!

  9. This is an over-the top salad I will use often…love crab!

  10. I love the taste of crab (or any seafood) with avocado, but have never thought about adding oranges to the mix. Thanks for sharing this sounds amazing!! And thanks for being a part of the YBR. :)

  11. Carolyn at #

    This looks phenomenal, Laura. A must make for me!

  12. janita at #

    love your blog and cant wait to make this. im ordering your avocados right now!!!

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