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Vegan Crab Cakes

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Vegan Plant based lacto vegetarian Crab Cakes
Vegan Crab Cakes

Transforming the classic indulgence of crab cakes into a plant-based masterpiece, these vegan crab cakes offer an impeccable fusion of texture and flavour. Golden and crispy on the outside with a tender, flaky interior, they're complemented perfectly with a creamy herb aioli. Dive in and discover a new vegan favourite



Serves: 4 (3 Cakes per serving)

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes



- 1/4 cup chickpea flour

- 2 tbsp nori or seaweed flakes (for the seafood flavour)

- 2 green onions, finely chopped

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 2 tbsp lemon juice

- 1 tsp Dijon mustard

- Salt and pepper, to taste

- Additional breadcrumbs for coating

- 2-3 tbsp olive oil, for frying

For the Herb Aioli:

- 1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise

- 1 clove garlic, minced

- 1 tbsp lemon juice

- 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped

- Salt and pepper, to taste



1. In a large mixing bowl, combine shredded jackfruit, chickpea flour, nori flakes, green onions, garlic, lemon juice, vegan mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Mix until all ingredients are well-combined. Shape the mixture into 12 cakes.

3. Coat each cake with breadcrumbs, pressing them gently to adhere.

4. In a frying pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the vegan crab cakes and fry for 5-7 minutes on each side, until golden and crispy.

5. For the herb aioli, whisk together vegan mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and fresh dill in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

6. Serve the vegan crab cakes hot with a dollop of herb aioli and a wedge of lemon.


Additional Tips:

Serve with a fresh tangy slaw or green salad to complement the richness of the cakes.

A squeeze of fresh lemon just before eating enhances the seafood-like experience.

For a smoky touch, consider adding a dash of smoked paprika to the mixture.


Allergy information / alternatives:

Use gluten-free breadcrumbs for those with gluten sensitivities.

If you're soy-sensitive, opt for soy-free vegan mayonnaise.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

- Calories: 275 kcal

- Carbohydrates: 31g

- Protein: 6g

- Fat: 15g

- Saturated Fat: 2g

- Sodium: 460mg

- Potassium: 180mg

- Fiber: 4g

- Sugar: 5g

Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.

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