Super Easy Crab Dip with Avocado & Tomato

Cream cheese crab dip - a perfect easy cold party appetizer!

I'm a Maryland girl, so I love just about anything with crab. Of course, the best way to eat crabs is a big pile of hardshell crabs, preferably outside in the summer at a picnic table covered in newspaper. But that's a lot of work and gets pretty expensive. So when I need a crab fix I make a quick batch of this super yummy and unbelievably easy crab dip.

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This crab dip is so simple to put together and is so delicious. It's a perfect party food and packs well for potlucks. Here's what you need:


  • 16 oz. crab meat (lump or claw)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 large or 1 small tomato
  • 1/2 avocado


Chop your tomato and avocado into small pieces and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together your crab meat and cream cheese until well combined. The best way to do this is with your hands - super fun for kids who want to help in the kitchen!

Once the crab and cream cheese are well mixed together, stir in the Old Bay. I'm not giving you a measurement for Old Bay because it is really up to your taste. I love my Old Bay, so I make mine pretty spicy. Start with a 1/2 teaspoon and keep adding until it's spiced to your liking.

Spread the crab mixture into your serving dish. Add a little more Old Bay on top, if desired.

Sprinkle your chopped tomato and avocado on top. Serve with crackers or baguette slices and enjoy!

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Laura R

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1 comment:

  1. Yum! I love Old Bay... and crab... and tomato and avocado. Can't wait to try this - thank you for being a part of the Tour the World by Food series. What should we Tour the World by next???