Tex-Mex Crab Cakes with Strawberry Mango Salsa

Tex-Mex Crab Cakes with Strawberry Mango Salsa

These CrispyTex-Mex Crab Cakes are packed with fresh crab, red pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro and jalapeño. Delicious served with Strawberry Mango Salsa.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 87kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


Crab Cakes

  • 1 cup crab meat, fresh, frozen and thawed, or canned
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups Panko crumbs, gluten-free if necessary

Strawberry Mango Salsa

  • 3/4 cup strawberries finely diced
  • 3/4 cup mango finely diced
  • 1/4 cup cucumber finely diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 1 tbsp jalapeño pepper minced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest


Crab Cakes

  • In a medium bowl, gently break apart the crab meat. Whisk two egg whites and add to bowl along with remaining ingredients except 1 cup Panko crumbs.
    Fold together gently until well combined without over mixing.
    Form into 1-inch patties about 3/4 inch thick. Coat with Panko crumbs and place on a baking sheet.
    Refrigerate while you prepare the salsa.
    Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil and heat until it ripples. Carefully add the crab cakes. Fry on one side for 4 - 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn and fry on the other side for 3 - 4 minutes. Internal temperature should register 145°F.

Strawberry Mango Salsa

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Garnish with lime zest. Serve with crab cakes.


Adding jalapeño to the salsa is optional as the crab cakes have a little heat of their own.
Calorie count is for 1 crab cake, not including the salsa


Serving: 1crab cake | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 55mg | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg