Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa

All of summer’s great flavors are in the Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa. Tossed with fresh tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and chives. Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa by

There’s nothing like returning from a two week “vacation” and assimilating yourself back into your normal routine. My vacation wasn’t off to some far, exotic locale. It was a two-week road trip from San Diego to Houston with my dad, three kids and a puppy. I must be a masochist signing myself up for this kind of punishment.

Our trip started minutes after school ended. Literally. I picked the kids up on the last day of school and drove off to Tucson, Arizona and it’s 110ºF weather. Our pup quickly realized that he wasn’t in San Diego anymore and refused to pee on our pitstops. Oh yeah, this is getting better and better.

Overall the trip was a success. My parents are in the midst of moving from their hometown of 35 years to be near my brother and I here in San Diego. I purged through closets, cabinets and drawers where we found random trinkets, hilarious family pictures and really outdated clothes. My kids were thrilled to find a typewriter and spent several hours taking turns typing up pages of nonsense. We hit museums, roller coasters and ate everything from Gulf shrimp, crawdads and barbecue. I introduced the kids to fine roadside restaurants like Dairy Queen, Sonic and Whataburger. They didn’t seem to mind eating Blue Bell ice cream for every day of those two weeks. The kids nagged, fought, laughed and were repeatedly bitten up by mosquitos, Texas-sized mosquitos. Our pup wasn’t left out ion the fun. He experienced many things for the first time in his 8-months of life: frogs, cockroaches, a cat, horse and an elevator. I am still sorting through the pictures and will share what we experienced, as well as food inspiration. And I can’t wait to write all about it!

But for now, I am happily drowning in avocados. The California Avocado Commission had a box full of avocados waiting for me when I returned home.

Now that is homecoming worth coming home to.

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And I made this summer salsa: A Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa. Tossed with tomatoes, chives, lemon juice and olive oil, your chips will thank you.

Happy snackin’ ya’ll!

Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa

This salsa uses fresh summer produce: peaches, avocado and tomatoes. Mix in with crab, shrimp or even crawfish and you've got a special salsa! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 1 large avocado, seeded, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large peach, seeded, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 4 oz crab, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chives, diced
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. In a bowl, gently toss to combine:
    • 1 large avocado , seeded, peeled and chopped
    • 1 large peach , seeded, peeled and chopped
    • 1 tomato , chopped
    • 4 oz crab , chopped
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 3/4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp chives , diced
    • 1/8 tsp salt
  2. Refrigerate or serve immediately.


Serving Suggestions: Serve alone or with chips.

Cooking Tips: When preparing this salsa, you can combine everything together in a bowl, or layer in shot glasses, as pictured above.

Prep Time:

Yield: Serves 4

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Disclosure: The California Avocado Commission sent me a box of avocados to play with in my recipe development. I was not paid in any other way for this post. If I didn’t like it, I wouldn’t blog about it!

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8 Responses to Peach, Crab and Avocado Salsa

  1. That salsa is fresh and frankly, outstanding! Welcome back from holidays. 🙂

  2. Eha at #

    What a delightful holiday description which has put a big smile on my face 🙂 ! Especially as far as your pup’s exciting adventures were concerned!!! Oh, I still sometimes use my typewriter since my computer is a desktop in the library and I love writing notes in bed!! Love your salsa but can’t ‘do’ the peach: have to substitute!! Oddly enough winter is the avocado season Down Under . . . so we are right in the middle of our best ones and the salsa will be tried! Meanwhile a very happy 4th to all of you 😀 !!

  3. What better way to make a comeback with delicious summery layers of salsa!

  4. This looks delicious and a perfect post vacation snack. It’s always difficult to get out of the relaxed vacation eating habits.

  5. mjskit at #

    What a fun trip! I wish I still had my parents old typewriter. I started to learn how to type on it when I was 6. Hope you brought it back with you. 🙂 Lovely little snack! Avocado and crab – absolutely! Peaches? What a fabulous addition!

  6. cristina at #

    Beautiful and delicious salads, great ingredients. Love how they’re presented!


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