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Enlightened Crab Cakes

Crab cakes on a plate with lemon and asparagus.


  • 1 pound crabmeat

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green onions (scallions)

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 3 tablespoons bread crumbs


Shred crabmeat. Mix with all other ingredients. Form into 8 patties. Refrigerate for an hour. Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray or an olive oil mister. Heat to medium high and carefully place crab cakes in pan. Let cook for 5 minutes undisturbed so crust forms. Turn carefully and cook for another 5 minutes. Serve with a swirl of avocado sauce.

Serves 4

Each serving of 2 crab cakes contains about 148 calories, 26 g protein, 2 g fat, 102 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, and 446 mg sodium.

Avocado sauce


  • 1/2 cup avocado, mashed

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 4

Each serving contains about 88 calories, 1 g protein, 8 g fat, 12 mg cholesterol, 4 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, and 15 mg sodium.


Online Medical Reviewer: Poulson, Brittany, RD, CDE
Online Medical Reviewer: Wilkins, Joanna, RD, CD
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2016
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