Easy Healthy Crab salad with avocado and asparagus. Ultranutritious and with a lively vinaigrette, delicious

Crab Avocado Asparagus Salad

Very healthy salad. With all of your favorite ingredients.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 pound thick asparagus
  • 8 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 6 medium basil leaves
  • 1 small shallot coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 1/2 oz pea shoots trimmed
  • 1/4 cup raw pistachios coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound jumbo lump crab meat
  • 2 Hass avocados each cut into wedges or coarsely chopped


  1. Cut tough ends off asparagus and throw away. Slice asparagus tops into 1 inch chunks. Heat a frypan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and then add asparagus and shallot. Salt and pepper to taste. Lower heat to medium. Cook until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. In a blender, blend the remaining oil, lemon juice, basil and 1/4 cup of the parsley. Season the dressing with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, add the pea shoots, pistachios and the remaining 1/4 cup of parsley leaves to the asparagus. Toss with half of the dressing and season with salt and pepper. Divide among plates and Sprinkle with crab meat.