Crabe Beninoise, Avocado and Mango Salad

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Author Notes: This recipe is an adaptation of a typical crab preparation in Benin, West Africa. This lighter version is perfect for a picnic. Serve chilled with plantain chips. Enjoy!Africuria

Serves 2-4

  • 1 champagne mango
  • 1 hass avocado
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • zest and fresh juice of 1 Lime
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon scotch bonnet, minced
  • 6 ounces jumbo lump crabmeat
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 plum tomato, diced
  1. Dice champagne mango or regular mango and set aside in a medium-sized bowl. (Champagne mangos are less fibrous and have a thin pit.)
  2. Split the avocado in half and remove the pit. Dice the flesh and drop into a medium-sized bowl. Add the zest and juice of lime and salt and pepper. Lightly toss.
  3. Combine crabmeat, chopped scallions, chopped cilantro, diced tomatoes, minced scotch bonnet, mayonnaise and salt and pepper to taste. Lightly toss.
  4. Use the crabmeat mixture to fill the bottom layer of a clear container. Repeat with the avocado mixture and then the diced mango. You can eat immediately, but it’s best refrigerated for at least an hour.
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over 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

I'm looking forward to trying this when I head back home to Nigeria.....with its wonderful mangoes. It looks delicious and I like the heat from the scotch bonnets (if you ever come across the yellow ones, try them!)

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over 3 years ago Africuria

Thanks for commenting Kitchen Butterfly! I have fond memories of climbing mango trees back home in Nigeria. It's the best way to eat a mango in my opinion.