A delicious and healthy way to enjoy crab with creamy avocado, zesty grapefruit and refreshing cucumber this low calorie salad is big on flavour and high on health with only 210 calories per serving.

Serves 2


  • 2 grapefruits
  • 1 ripe avocado, stoned and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 75ml buttermilk
  • A pinch of golden caster sugar
  • 2 handfuls lambs lettuce
  • 100g white crabmeat

    Top and tail one of the grapefruits, then use a small serrated knife to cut away lengths of peel and pith from top to bottom. Once you’re left with a neat globe of grapefruit, cut between the pith to make individual segments then halve.

    Put the avocado in a bowl. Halve the second grapefruit and squeeze over the juice from one of the halves. Add the cucumber and grapefruit segments to the bowl.

    Squeeze the juice from the second grapefruit half into a separate bowl with 1 tbsp olive oil, the buttermilk and sugar. Season with a little salt and whisk to make a dressing.

    Divide the lambs lettuce between plates. Add the avocado and grapefruit mix, then the crab. Spoon the dressing over to serve.


    Recipe and picture Olive Magazine

    Tags: Crabs Recipe