Crab Cakes with Sweet & Spicy “Mayo”

Jasmine Schmalhaus - The Upside Blog |

by | Updated: December 2nd, 2016

Crab cakes, cold drinks and beach vacations: that’s what summer’s all about. Luckily, you don’t have to be sailing along the coast of Maryland to enjoy lump, luscious crab cakes. You also don’t have to beef up the mixture with mayonnaise and breadcrumbs – they’re just wasted calories, anyway. This cleaner, Chesapeake-worthy recipe lets you dive into your favorite summer fare without making such a big splash.

Crab Cake Recipe with No-Mayo Sauce

Crab Cakes

4 oz lump crab meat
¼ cup celery, finely chopped
¼ tsp garlic salt
¼ tsp onion powder
1 Tbsp plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1 egg white
Lemon juice to taste
Pinch of red pepper or cayenne
Handful of green onions, chopped

Sweet & Spicy “Mayo”

2 Tbsp plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tsp Cholula hot sauce
¼ tsp onion powder
Lemon juice to taste
Pinch of stevia

Coconut oil or non-stick cooking spray to cover frying pan.


  1. In a large bowl, combine all crab cake ingredients.
  2. Form into patties…cakes. Makes about 4 cakes.
  3. Place in coated frying pan and cook for a couple minutes on each side until golden.
  4. In a small bowl, combine “mayo” ingredients. Add a dollop on top of each cooked crab cake.
  5. Eat. Don’t share. Or do share. It’s up to you.