Made with ranch dressing and creamy avocado, our summery Creamy Avocado, Crab and Rice Salad can be served as a main or side dish.
Add a splash of color to your table with a tasty salad that is bursting with fresh flavors. Whether it’s served on a cracker or a dinner plate, this satisfying Creamy Avocado, Crab and Rice Salad is sure to become a summer staple. Made with aromatic Minute® Instant Jasmine Rice, it perfectly balances crisp summery flavors with rich creamy textures.
Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.
Toss rice, crab, feta, ranch dressing, bell pepper, celery, chives, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.
Toss avocado with lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir into salad. Serve immediately.
Instead of canned crab, you can use fresh lump crab meat or shredded imitation crab in this recipe, if desired.
Substitute chopped, grilled shrimp or cooked baby shrimp for the crab in this recipe, if preferred.
For an elegant presentation, lightly press the salad into a ring mold before serving.
Customize just how creamy this dish is! After all, not all crab meat is created equal. The label lets you know what texture you should expect when you open the can.
Out of canned crab? Simply grab a can of tuna or salmon out of your pantry. It has a bolder flavor than crab but that may be just what you’re looking for! Want something a little less creamy than this dish? Our Spicy Chipotle Tuna on Rice packs a lot of flavor, along with some spice, into one bowl.
Our Multigrain Crunch Salad is another great, light salad and is perfect for using up leftover ingredients. Want a refreshing dish with more turf and less surf? Our flavor-packed Grilled Steak and Brown Rice Salad Platter will be the hit of the barbecue!
Red peppers are the sweetest variety on the bell pepper spectrum. If you have yellow or orange bell peppers handy, they are slightly less sweet, but overall very similar. Make this dish even sweeter — and keep that festive pop of red — by using pimento.
Lose the sweetness, and turn up the heat by experimenting with a flavorful variety. Anaheim peppers have a subtle fruity hint of spice, while poblanos are bolder and earthier. Both options have a kick, but are mild enough to please a large crowd. Want your dish to bite back? Reach for spicy jalapeños.