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Spicy Chipotle Avocado Crab Bites

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Spicy chipotle avocado and crab bites

There are many things that remind me of Guatemala and of spending time with my cousins and friends in Miami and of coarse all of those memories are tied to food.  So as I was thinking for an easy appetizer idea for this weekend I got inspired by those unique flavors that are tied to memories of family, friends and culture.  I wanted to make appetizers that could be eaten in just one bite so I decided to make an easy chipotle avocado crab dip recipe that can be used to top your favorite RITZ® crackers making them easy to share with friends and the ideal botanas for those summer get togethers with the familia.

ingredients for Spicy chipotle avocado and crab bites

Spicy chipotle avocado and crab bites

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Spicy Chipotle Avocado Crab Bites
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  • RITZ® crackers
  • 2 6onz cans of crab meat
  • ¼ cup light mayo
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons of lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle seasoning or ½ teaspoon chipotles in adobo sauce
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 hass avocados
  1. In a large bowl, combine the light mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, cilantro, onion powder, chipotle seasoning and crab meat.
  2. In a separate bowl mash the avocados and add 2 tablespoons of lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Spread a thick layer of the guacamole on the RITZ® crackers and top with the crab salad.

Spicy chipotle avocado and crab bites

Back home one of my favorite salads was a crab salad that my mother would make and she would serve it on an avocado.  This version of it is the perfect to Snackify and to share when you get together with family or friends and it’s so fresh that it’s the ideal botana (appetizer) now that the weather is warmer and summer is almost here.

Spicy chipotle avocado and crab bites

These did not come out too spicy and even my daughter loved them but if you want to give them a bit more of a kick I would recommend doubling the amount of chipotle and topping them off with a slice of fresh jalapeño.

Spicy chipotle avocado and crab bites

To make these bite sized snacks even easier to eat you can also turn them into a little sandwich by adding another RITZ® cracker on top but I thought these looked to pretty to cover up, at least for the pictures.

Spicy chipotle avocado and crab bites

For this recipe I used the Honey Wheat RITZ® crackers and this gave this recipe a bit of a sweet after taste which I think really brought out the tangy flavor of  the avocado and the crab salad. I also tried making it with the Reduced Fat RITZ® which have 1/3 less fat than the regular crackers and you could not tell the difference between the regular RITZ® and the reduced fat ones.  I got both varieties of the RITZ® crackers on my weekly grocery shopping trip to my neighborhood Walmart.


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Spicy Chipotle Avocado Bites

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About the author

Cesar Diaz

Cesar is a freelance graphic designer with more than 15 years of experience in the advertising world. He is the creative force behind GrowingUpBilingual.com and 365thingsswfl.com. 2 year ago he gave up his steady job so he could spend more time at home and be more involved in his kid's lives. He loves sharing tips to maintain a healthier lifestyle both at home and while traveling. He likes to cook low calorie meals with a Latino touch, specially if they are on the grill. He is a techie, a carnivore and a fitness buff not necessarily in that order. During his free time he enjoys mountain biking, working out at the gym, watching movies and traveling with his family.

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  1. Diana Rodriguez - Entre Compras y El Hogar

    Maravillosa idea para estas festividades que se aproximan!!
    Diana Rodriguez – Entre Compras y El Hogar recently posted…Celebrando En Familia con Las Muñecas Latinas #ViandVaMy Profile

  2. Gilda Campos

    Que rica idea para botanear!. Gracias por la receta!

  3. Andreina Boudewyn

    Las galletas Ritz son tan versátiles a la hora preparar cualquier receta con ellas, no importa que se le coloque, aun solas saben genial, y resuelven cualquier apuro a la hora de un aperitivo. Estas con aguacate me encantan –no las he comido asi-
    Gracias por la receta 🙂
    Andreina Boudewyn recently posted…¡Nosotros recogemos metales!…My Profile

  4. Karina Fernández @consaborakafe

    Ufff that looks delicious. I don’t like crab meat but my husband and kids would certainly love this recipe.
    Karina Fernández @consaborakafe recently posted…Beneficios del agua tibia con limónMy Profile

  5. Andrea Kruse

    I love the flavor combination you created! Avocado, Spicy Chipotle ….AND crab? Fabulous! I am going to have to try these. #client

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