I have recently become interested in eating more avocado – I know they have lots of good fats which are healthy for your body. I found this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks, Complete Canadian Diabetes Cookbook, pg 134,  and it was pretty good – it was super fast to make and easy! You can’t beat that combo!

  • 8oz crabmeat or surimi (imitation crab), diced
  • 1 cup julienned carrots
  • 1 cup julienned red bell peppers
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup diced ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 tsp minced ginger root
  • 1/2 tsp wasabi (Japanese horseradish), optional
  • 8oz wide rice noodles
  1. In a  serving bowl, combine crabmeat, carrots, red peppers and green onions, set aside
  2. In a food processor combine avocado, mayonnaise, soya sauce, water, honey, sesame oil, garlic, ginger root and wasabi; process until smooth. Add to crab mixture.
  3. In a large pot of boiling water, cook rice noodles for 5 minutes or until tender; drain well. Add to crab mixture; toss well. Garnish with 2 thin slices avocado. Serve Immediately.

Notes: this was super easy and tasty. I did saute the carrot and pepper until tender, which was not part of the instruction – just because I don’t like crunchy carrots too much. I also used olive oil instead of sesame oil and omitted the wasabi. Make sure you combine the sauce with the noodles ASAP or you will end up with some sticky tough noodles that make eating this difficult.