Crabless Cakes in Clouds with Avocado Sauce
Gardein Mini Crabless Cakes in Clouds of egg whites flavored with pecorino romano cheese, and then topped with a creamy avocado sauce! This protein packed dish is an excellent appetizer or brunch entree!
I have a delicious convenient meat-free plant based protein that tastes good, made with grains and veggies, and non-GMO wheat and soy ingredients! These are so flavorful, it’s hard to tell that these little crabbies aren’t from the ocean! In fact, I’m pretty sure Alan thought he was eating shellfish!
I made these little Gardein gems for me and Alan for an evening snack. We had a big lunch and weren’t hungry enough for a large meal for dinner, but did want a bite to eat! Just three of the little crabless cakes has 32 mg of Omega 3s and 9 grams of protein, plus the egg whites along with Greek yogurt adds more protein to each bite! When you pair these with a healthy dose off avocado that is in the topping, this simple snack is completely satisfying!
I found plenty of Gardein products at Whole Foods chillin’ in the freezer aisle, and I bet you’ll find Gardein available near you too! Gardein is available at over 23,000 retail locations as well as over 5,000 restaurants and 150 colleges, universities as well as other venues across North America!
Curious about the name of the company? The name Gardein is a combination of garden and protein. How clever is that?!
Be the first to try some of newest products like the Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Pocket, Sweet & Sour Porkless Bites, and, Chipotle Black Bean Burger! I plan to making a stir-fry with the Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites I picked up.
These Crabless Cakes in Clouds were inspired by these Eggs in Clouds with a couple of modifications. I left out the chives in the cloud and I’m saving the yolks for another use.
Serve this meatless option for a light dinner, Mother’s Day brunch or for your next potluck! The whole dish takes minutes to put together and it’s quite delicious!
- EGG CLOUDS
- 4 eggs separated
- 1/4 cup pecorino romano cheese finely shredded
- 1 package 10 pieces Gardein Mini Crispy Crabless Cakes
- AVOCADO SAUCE
- 1 cup Greek yogurt plain
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- For the avocado sauce blend yogurt, lemon juice, avocado and garlic powder together until smooth. Set aside.
- Prepare crabless cakes as suggested on the package and set aside (cover to keep warm).
- In a large bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form (about 5 minutes).
- Fold in cheese. Spoon six mounds (about 1/3 cup shaped to 3 inches in diameter) of the egg whites placing them on the prepared baking sheet. Form a well in the center of each mound large enough to hold the crabless cake, but don't put it in the center yet. Bake egg whites for 3 minutes. Place crabless cakes in the center of the mounds and bake for an additional 3 minutes. Remove from oven and gently remove from parchment. Serve with avocado sauce and garnish with red bell peppers.
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These look really good – and creative! I’ll have to check these out 🙂
Love the sauce idea!!
If you love avocados then you’ll want to take a spoon to the sauce!
Looks delicious! Love healthier options for appetizers when I entertain. Gonna give this a try for sure.
Let me know how you like these! They’re a great addition to any menu!
The Egg Clouds are such a great idea! I love crab cakes and these really look delicious. I’ll have to see if I can find them at the store.
They’re right in the freezer section waiting for you, Rachel 🙂
My mouth is literally watering over here. I can’t believe those are pre-made crab cakes! I’m going to have to pick me up some of those.
You’ll love these, Alli and the convenience of having these ready to enjoy too!
This looks great. I’ve never heard of these products I’ll have to check them out.
Gardein has several options to choose from! The meatless pork bites are tasty too!
I haven’t had crab cakes in ages! These look delicious!
It’s not something I make often either, but it doesn’t get any easier with Gardein products!
What a fun low carb treat. Your idea for the egg cloud sounds delicious. Does the egg cloud get crunchy? Sounds delicious. Pinning!
The egg cloud sets nicely, but not crunchy. I bet if you left them in the oven longer they would add more texture!
Oh, these look delicious! And I can’t believe there isn’t any crab in those meatless “crab” cakes! I would have never known just from looking a them. 😉
These are so good, Carrie! I think they even taste better than they look!
What a great addition of the avocado sauce to dress up crab cakes. Looks wonderful.
It’s a flavorful combination, especially if you love avocados as much as I do!
YES! I’m a vegetarian with a crab-cake-loving husband! These would be SO so perfect for us! I’m definitely going to give this a try 🙂
Definitely a winner for all! In fact, I don’t think my husband knew that the cakes are crabless!
I’m a huge fan of foolproof recipes, this one sounds like a winner – I’m in!
I hope you like these as much as we have!
Intrigued enough to try? I hope so, Brian! 🙂
I like how this sounds. I love crab cakes!
Usually crab cakes are laced with lots of fat. These give you all the flavor without not so good for you ingredients! Win 🙂
This sounds great – I need to try this:)
I hope you do!
Looks Delicious Sandra! Nettie
Thank you, Nettie! These little bites are so tasty!