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No Potato Healthy Baked Crab Cakes with Cheats Dill Aioli

Not a big fan of the floury, potatoey type crab cake? Here is a recipe that's gluten-free, healthy and no potato in sight!


IMG_4C240B6C9D0A-1I’m actually not much of a crab eater myself on the other hand my husband is the ultimate crab catcher, eater and seafood lover I could have ever imagined. Our close friends often comment about what opposite tastes and interests we have but you know what after nearly 20 years together opposites must really attract.

What I love about it is that we have pushed each other to try new things that we normally wouldn’t or had a preconceived idea about in our heads. I have most definitely broaden my horizons when it comes to seafood and I have most definitely opened his eyes to an array of different cuisines since we meant. He was always a pretty plain kind of guy with little to no spice, heat or intense flavour in his meals, that has now changed. But one thing that hasn’t changed is his love of seafood and for that I have learned to adapt and try different cooking techniques and flavours to make seafood my friend.


When my husband caught two fresh muddies yesterday afternoon he asked me what was a different way we could enjoy these. Not a big fan of the floury, potatoey type crab cakes I flick through some mags for inspo and came across a recipe that was gluten-free, healthy and no potato in sight! Healthy and easy this recipe was worth a shot. It was actually a fish cake recipe that I adapted, it was using cauliflower and white beans instead of the potatoes brilliant!


With the amazing fresh herbs and flavours this recipe was a tick from me and well husband enjoyed the fresh new take on it. They say compromise is most important in a relationship well in our case it surely is and now everyone is happy.

Caz ♥


No Potato Healthy Baked Crab Cakes with Cheats Dill Aioli


500g cooked crab or fish meat

500g cauliflower cut into florets

400g can butter beans rinsed and drained

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

1/4 cup fresh dill sprigs finely chopped

1/2 cup quinoa flakes

1 eggwhite

1/2 lemon rind grated

salt and pepper

1/2 cup fine semolina

2 tablespoons olive oil

Cheats Dill Aioli

2 tablespoons of mayonaise

2 cloves garlic crushed

pinch of salt

1 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped

squeeze of 1/2 lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 200’C
  2. Cook cauliflower in a pot of salted boiling water for 8mins or until tender
  3. To make Aioli, Mix all ingredients in a bowl till well combined and set aside in the fridge
  4. Drain and place cooked cauliflower in a blender with the butter beans and blitz until smooth
  5. Place in a large bowl, add crab or fish meat, parsley, dill,  quinoa flakes, egg white, lemon rind, and salt and pepper and mix to combine
  6. Place semolina in a bowl. Shape mixture into patties  and coat in the semolina
  7. Place patties in a oiled baking tray and bake for 25-30 mins or until crisp and golden

Serve with a fresh salad and Cheats Dill Aioli



Hello I’m Caz, founder of Green Leaf Living Australia. I live in the coastal city of the Gold Coast in Queensland. Living a naturally healthy lifestyle has been my focus and passion for many years. Here I share my experiences and knowledge with you, hoping to benefit your life in someway. Whether it be by trying one of the delicious food recipes, learning about herbs and how to use them. Traditional remedies, detoxifying your home and replicating a DIY non- toxic natural product for body and home. Using essentials oils to compliment your life or just listening to some wellness tips that help me live a more mindful and balanced life. Follow along with me as I share my love of all things food, health and wellbeing as I keep things real, honest and simple.

2 comments on “No Potato Healthy Baked Crab Cakes with Cheats Dill Aioli

  1. Nice idea, Caz. Love seafood.

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