Crab, Mango & Cashew Dip

beautifully coastal seafood recipes | crab mango dip recipe

Three of my favorite flavors in the world are fresh crab, fresh mango, and salty cashews!  Put them all together and you have one amazingly unexpected dip!  This dip is a definite step away from the ordinary and you’ll be glad you took the trip.


  • YIELD: Makes 3 cups
  • COOK TIME:3 Minutes
  • PREP TIME:10 Minutes
  • COURSE: Appetizers, Dips/Spreads


  • 1/2 cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cups chopped ripe mangoes, divided (about 3 large)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound lump crabmeat, flaked
  • 1/3 cup chopped roasted cashew nuts
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


1. Sauté bell pepper in hot oil 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender.

2. Process sautéed bell pepper, 2 cups chopped mango, and next 4 ingredients in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

3. Combine pureed mango mixture, green onions, remaining diced mango, and crab. Sprinkle with cashews and cayenne pepper.

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