Crab cakes get a Mexican-inspired treatment when the traditional crab and bread crumbs are combined with black beans and topped with lime-flavored sour cream cream. Serve as an appetizer or a light meal.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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25 mins
35 mins


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Lime-Onion Cream:


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large bowl, combine egg and 1/3 cup sour cream. Stir in panko crumbs and garlic. Mash 1/2 cup of the black beans and leave 1/4 cup whole. Add mashed and whole beans to panko mixture along with crab, jalapeno pepper, corn, and tomato. Mix well. Shape mixture into eight 3/4-inch-thick patties.

  • In a very large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add crab cakes; cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown and heated through, turning once. If crab cakes brown too quickly, reduce heat to medium-low.

  • To prepare Lime-Onion Cream, stir together 1/3 cup sour cream, salsa, green onion, milk, and lime peel in a bowl until thoroughly combined.

  • Serve crab cakes immediately with Lime-Onion Cream. If desired, garnish with cilantro leaves.


Tips: Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapenos, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

To make ahead: Prepare as directed above through Step 1. Place crab cakes in a single layer in an airtight container and chill in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Prepare Lime-Onion Cream as directed, cover and chill up to 24 hours. To serve, cook crab cakes as directed in Step 2.

Nutrition Facts

1 crab cake and 1 tablespoon lime cream
107 calories; protein 9g; carbohydrates 9g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 1g; fat 4g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterol 27mg; sodium 138mg.

1 lean protein, 1/2 fat, 1/2 starch