Plant-Based 'Crab Cakes'

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Plant-Based 'Crab Cakes'

It sounds different, but stick with me!

If you have a fish allergy, want to eat more plant-based foods, are vegan, or just want to try something new,  this is an outside-the-box option!

We are using plant-based tuna flakes from UNLIMEAT to make ‘crab cakes’!


  • 2 cups of UNLIMEAT Tuna Flakes, tightly packed
  • 1 sheet Nori, crumbled
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour (or your flour of choice), plus more as needed 
  • ½ cup bell pepper, diced 
  • ½ red onion, diced 
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 2 ½ tbsp water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley
  • ¾ tsp Old Bay seasoning (or fish seasoning of choice)
  • ½ tsp Vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ lemon, zest and juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 or 4 drops of hot sauce, optional
  • Optional garnishes: paprika, tartar sauce, lemon wedges


  • Make flax egg in a bowl and set off to the side for 5 minutes.
  • In a saute pan, add bell pepper and onion. Saute until soft and the onion is translucent.
  • In a large bowl, add the mayonnaise, mustard, and spices. 
  • Whisk to combine. 
  • Add the flax egg and mix to combine. 
  • Add the tuna flakes, crumbled Nori, and flour.
  • Mix until the batter comes together.
  • Form patties and place on a sheet pan or large plate.
  • Over low heat, use the same saute pan you used for the veggies.
  • Add the patties and sear on both sides. Cook until the middle is warm.
  • Plate, top with tartar sauce, lemon wedges, and paprika, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Bon Appetit!

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