Crab, Apple + Avocado Verrine

I highly recommend this first course, it’s a light and summery morsel and a great starter for dinner parties. You can serve this at room temp or slightly chilled. Bea explained that Verrines are quite the thing in France – and there are many shops that sell verrine sets. Bea prepared this Crab, apple and avocado verrine with ginger and lime.

Bea did a great demo on crab cleaning

and students jumped right in

pretty right ?


Crab, apple, and avocado verrines with ginger and lime

For 8 small appetizer verrines (or 4 regular ones)

You need:

1 small red apple, cored and diced finely
1 avocado, diced finely
Lime juice
Sea salt and pepper
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons avocado oil (or 1 tablespoon pistachio oil)
1 tablespoon olive oil (or 2 tablespoons olive oil)
1 teaspoon finely chopped chives
1 teaspoon finely chopped coriander
125 g (4 1/2 ounces) fresh crab meat, finely chopped 
1 cup sprouted greens
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds, dry toasted


Dice the apple and avocado finely (same size) and squeeze a little lime juice on top.
In a small bowl, add sea salt and pepper. Add the ginger and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Add the oils and emulsify with a small whisk. Stir in the fresh herbs; set aside.
In a large bowl, combine ¾ of the crab, the apple, and avocado. 
Add ¾ of the dressing and toss gently.
Divide between glasses and top with the rest of the crab meat, sprouted greens, and sesame seeds.
Drizzle with a little more of the dressing, and serve.

Copyright 2012 Béatrice Peltre for Sunday Suppers

  1. Mal @ The Chic Geek says: July 18, 20122:11 pm

    yum, this looks perfect!

  2. thecitygourmand says: July 19, 20125:24 am

    That combo of ingredients sounds delish :) Looks good too!

  3. Stacey says: July 21, 201212:27 pm

    Im loving this fresh summer recipe. Crab is my favorite and avocado a close second. Thank you for sharing.

  4. mayssam @ Will Travel for Food says: July 26, 201212:47 pm


  5. Christina Rodriguez Alviedo says: July 30, 201212:17 pm

    Very refreshing and healthy, so delicious too!!! Love it!!

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  7. JEANNE says: July 31, 20127:13 pm


  8. Teresa says: August 10, 20122:40 pm

    So lovely! I recently discovered this blog and I’m completely in love.:) The photography is beautiful and the recipes look delicious. May I ask where the pretty glass cups are from? They do such a great job at displaying the colorful beauty of the dish. Thank you!

  9. sara says: August 12, 201211:42 am

    yes! would love to know where the cups are from as well. I’ve been searching, can’t find ones shorter than double old fashions. They look incredible.

  10. admin says: September 6, 20124:11 pm

    Hi Teresa – thank you – they are from crate and barrel from a few years back

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