No Crab Patties

Jun 13, 2022 | Entree, Lunch, Sandwich | 0 comments

No Crab Patties

These patties have that distinctive "fishy" flavor and texture of traditional patties, but we can save our oceans by eating plants instead!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: “No” Seafood, Quick & Easy
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: chickpeas, dairy free, gluten free, hearts of palm, lunch, soy free, vegan crab cakes, vegan crabbie patties, vegan mayo, vegan seafood
Servings: 8 patties
Author: Denise Balistrieri


  • 1 food processor
  • 1 Large Mixing bowl
  • 1 Medium Saute Pan


No Crab Cakes

  • 1 -15 oz can Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 -15 oz can Hearts of Palm, rinsed and drained
  • ½ Med Sweet Onion, fine diced
  • 3 TBSP Vegan Mayo (see tofu mayo recipe)
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 TBSP Old Bay Seasoning, salt free preferred (see Old Bay Seasoning recipe)
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper, ground
  • ¾ C Bread Crumbs (Can use GF, Panko crumbs work well)
  • ¼ C Dill, chopped (Can sub fresh Parsley)

Lemon Aioli

  • ½ C Vegan Mayo (see tofu mayo recipe)
  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic, minced (optional)
  • Black Pepper to taste


No Crab Patties

  • To a food processor, add the chickpeas and hearts of palm. Pulse until the ingredients are just broken down, just a few pulses.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. Set the bowl aside.
  • Heat a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add diced onions and saute until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. If your onions begin to stick, add 1 TBSP of water or broth to release the onions from the pan.
  • Add the onions, vegan mayo, dijon mustard, Old Bay Seasoning, breadcrumbs, dill or parsley and black pepper to the chick pea and hearts of palm mixture. Mix using a spatula until well combined.
  • Form 8 patties.
  • Heat a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add 4 no crab patties. Fry the patties for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until they are golden brown. (Color=Flavor!)
  • Remove when finished and repeat with the last 4 patties.

Lemon Aioli

  • While your patties are sauteeing, begin to make the Lemon Aioli.
  • To a small mixing bowl, add the vegan mayo, lemon juice, garlic and pepper.
  • Whisk until well combined.
  • Serve the Lemon Aioli along with the No Crab Cakes and enjoy!


***No Crab Cakes can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in a small sautee pan over medium heat until heated through.
***Air Fry- 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes, flip 1/2 way through
***Bake- Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Flip the patties 1/2 way through. The patties may not brown as well using this method.

This recipe is a wonderful light lunch item served with a side salad. You could also serve it as a sandwich on a bun or lettuce leaf. The flavors are delicious!