Serves 4 (as a snack or hors d'oeuvre)

Per serving: 96 calories, 4g protein, 4.5g carbohydrate, 3.4g dietary fiber, 7.6g total fat (1.1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 45mg sodium; Carbohydrate choices: 0.3

Crabmeat dip, full of butter and cream cheese, is a Southern holiday tradition. But heart-healthy avocado tastes just as rich.


  • 1 large ripe Hass avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ pound cooked fresh (not canned) crabmeat (about ½ cup)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

MASH the avocado, leaving some chunks. Stir in the lemon juice, then the crabmeat. Season well with black pepper. Serve on cucumber slices or whole grain crackers.