A selection of small rolls filled with crab meat and green avocado

Crab and avocado rolls

  • makes 8
  • Easy

A quicker, more economical version of a classic lobster roll. The avocado makes the filling go further... clever, right?


Try these crab rolls, then check out our  crab cakescrab linguine, Singapore chilli crab and more crab recipes.



  • mayonnaise 2 tbsp
  • celery 1 stick, finely diced
  • lemon ½, juiced
  • tarragon chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • white crabmeat 100g
  • avocado 1, diced
  • mini submarine or brioche rolls 8
  • butter softened
  • salad cress 1 punnet
  • cayenne pepper a pinch


  • Step 1

    Put the mayonnaise, celery, lemon juice and tarragon in a bowl, season and stir well. Fold in the crab and avocado.

  • Step 2

    Split the rolls vertically down the middle (but not completely), and spread with the butter. Fry butter-side down in a frying pan over a medium heat until golden. Cool a little.

  • Step 3

    Fill with the crab mix and some cress then finish with a pinch of cayenne pepper.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 223
  • Fat 15.7g
  • Saturates 4.4g
  • Carbs 13.7g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Fibre 1.5g
  • Protein 5.9g
  • Salt 0.6g