Last night I was poling my husband on what he wanted to eat for our "General Conference Buffet." Today of course was the Saturday session and we decided to just do a variety of things to munch on . . . his requests: fruit, shrimp cheese ball, and pigs in a blanket, my choices: Cucumber and Crab Salad bites, banana bread.I was given 14 very ripe bananas this week so I have been planning to make banana bread all week, so I guess that was already set in motion, but the Cucumber and Crab Salad bites are a new invention! (and a new FAVORITE!)
Cucumber, crab, avocado and tomato go together so well! I love the crisp coolness of the cuc's, the sweetness of the crab, the creaminess of the avocado and the acidity of the tomato combined to form one perfect bite! (I can see my sister Julie thinking "oh gross cucumber's . . . Jule's you can eliminate the cuc's and serve this salad on toastettes or crackers, or simply as a dip!)
Having gorged on our little lunch buffet I am already getting excited for what I am making tomorrow (we'll see if the hubs shares the same sentiments . . . onto the goods . . .
Cucumber and Crab Salad Bites
Recipe by: Emily
2 Cucumbers, striped and sliced 1/4 inch thick
8 oz Crab flakes (I used imitation crab, you can use the real deal if you want to)
1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 Avocado, diced
1 Tbsp Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Sour Cream
1/2-1 tsp Horseradish
4 strips Bacon, crisped and crumbled (optional)
Lay the cucumber slices out flat on a platter. Mix the diced crab, avocado, tomato, mayo, sour cream, salt, and pepper together. Place a heaping teaspoon of the crab salad onto each cucumber slice. Sprinkle the bites on top with crumbled bacon if desired. Refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!