Caribbean Crab Salad in Roasted Peppers

Caribbean Crab Salad in Roasted Peppers

4 reviews, 4.8 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

A spicy-tangy crab filling for roasted ripe bell peppers. Low in fat, low in carbs, but high in flavor.


3 medium Bell peppers; - Red, Yellow, or mixed
1/4 cup Potato; - finely diced
1/4 cup Red Onion; - finely diced
1/4 cup Celery; - finely diced
1/4 cup Chayote Squash; - or acorn squash
1/4 cup Yellow Bell Pepper; - finely diced
1/2 cup Tomatoes; - finely diced
1/4 teaspoon habanero chile; - finely diced
1 cup Lump Crabmeat
3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons Lime juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper; - Fresh ground
6 tablespoons Avocado Aioli; - Separate recipe*

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



Roast the peppers over an open flame or under the broiler until skin is somewhat charred. Do not overcook them as they need to hold their shape when stuffed. When roasted, slice them lengthwise and remove the ribs and seeds from the inside. You may leave the stem on as a garnish if you wish.

Spray a medium sized pan with cooking oil and warm it over medium heat. Saute the potato, onions, celery, choyote, and diced bell pepper for about 3 minutes. Stir in the habanero and tomatoes and cook another two minutes. Turn this mixture out into a large bowl. Add the crab, lime juice, and mustard then mix it gently to combine all the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour (or squirt) a squiggle (about a Tablespoon) of Avocado Aioli in each of 6 serving plates. Garnish with an additional chunk of avocado or splash a few dots of hot sauce for contrast.

Fill each 1/2 pepper with stuffing and place them on a decorated plate. Serve immediately.

* Roasted Garlic & Avocado Aioli is recipe:

VARIATION: Place the filled peppers briefly under a broiler to lightly brown the tops.

Each (1/2 pepper w/ 1tbs Aioli) contains an estimated:

Cals: 129, FatCals: 13, TotFat: 2g

SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 1g

Chol: 23mg, Na: 352mg, K: 489mg

TotCarbs: 22g, Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 3g

NetCarbs: 20g, Protein: 8g


This made a delightful, light dinner.

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Perfect for a summer night! Can't wait to try this! You have the best recipes; thank you for sharing!!
Tiffysnangel01 4y ago

Very original. Very colorful.
Lgol27 5y ago

great taste, I added 1 tsp of curry powder into the mixt
chefb 7y ago

This made a delightful, light dinner. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 10y ago

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