Appetizer Crab and Avocado Toasts

Toss sweet crabmeat with fresh mint and lime juice, then spoon it over mashed avocado on toast.

Appetizer Crab and Avocado Toasts

Servings: 8


  • 2 tablespoons / extra-virgin olive oil plus more for brushing
  • 8 slices / packaged thin white bread
  • 2 Hass avocados
  • salt and cayenne pepper
  • 4 ounces / lump crabmeat, picked over
  • 1 tablespoon / chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons / fresh lime juice


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees; and lightly brush a large baking sheet with olive oil. Using a 2-inch round biscuit cutter, stamp 4 rounds out of each slice of bread and transfer to the baking sheet. Lightly brush the rounds with olive oil and toast for about 15 minutes, until they are lightly golden and slightly crisp. Or…lightly toast the bread and then cut the rounds or squares if you like and then just a tad of OO.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, mash the avocados with a pinch each of salt and cayenne pepper. In another small bowl, gently stir the crabmeat with the mint and lime juice and season with salt. Spread the mashed avocado on the toasts, top with the crab mixture and serve right away.

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