Crab and Avocado Tian – fresh, vibrant, creamy, zingy

Fresh, vibrant, creamy, zingy – this Crab and Avocado Tian makes a perfect starter or light lunch.

Crab and Avocado Tian - fresh, vibrant, creamy, zingy

Crab and Avocado Tian

Recipe by GraceDifficulty: Easy



When the sun is out and you have friends coming for lunch, this is a great recipe. Quick and easy to prepare, it works well with a large green salad and some crusty bread. Yum.


  • 250g white crab meat

  • Large ripe avocado, peeled and chopped

  • 60ml creme fraiche

  • Tspn fresh lime juice

  • Pinch curry powder

  • Chives, snipped

  • Red chilli, finely chopped (optional)


  • Put avocado into a bowl with lime juice and a little salt and pepper.
  • Mix the creme fraiche, curry powder with the crab meat and set aside.
  • Lay out greaseproof paper on a flat baking tray and put 4 large chef rings on top.
  • Spoon in the avocado, an equal amount in each chef ring, gently flattening with the back of a spoon.
  • Add a layer of crabmeat to each chef ring.
  • Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
  • Remove from fridge, lift each chef ring using a spatula and put on a serving plate.
  • Gently twist each ring and lift away from the contents. (Don’t worry, the tians come out very easily).
  • Sprinkle with the chives and – if you like – chopped chilli to taste and you are ready to impress your guests.

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