Crab Cakes with Avocado Sauce

An Omega-3 enriched avocado sauce takes the place of traditional tarter sauce for this lighter take on crab cakes.

Number of Servings: 4

Avocado Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup avocado, mashed
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Crab Cake Ingredients

  • 1 pound crab meat
  • 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


Mix all avocado sauce ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve.

To make the crab cakes, shred crab meat. 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.

Avocado Sauce Nutrition Facts
Per serving: 88 calories, 8g fat, 15mg sodium, 4g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 1g protein

Crab Cake Nutrition Faces
Per 2 crab cakes: 148 calories, 2g fat, 446mg sodium, 6g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 26g protein

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