Quinoa Crab Cakes with Fresh Kimchi Slaw

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 (2 crab cakes per serving) Cost Per Serving $3.79
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Quinoa Crab Cakes
1 cupLump Crab Meat
1/2 cupCooked Quinoa
1 tspCurry Powder (any dry seasoning will work)
1/4 cupGreen Onions (Scallions), finely chopped
1/4 cupFresh Cilantro or Parsley, finely chopped
1 tbspLime Juice
1 tspLime Zest
2 tbspPlain Yogurt
1 tbspOlive Oil or Grape Seed Oil
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Kimchi Slaw
2 cupsNapa Cabbage, roughly chopped
1 cupCucumber, thinly sliced
1 cupRadishes, thinly sliced
1 tbspGinger, grated
3 tbspRice Wine Vinegar
1 tbspFish Sauce (optional)
1 tbspGochugaru (Korean Pepper Flakes), spicy or mild
1 tspHoney
1 tspSea Salt


  1. ​Combine all ingredients for the kimchi slaw together, mix well and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Gently combine all the crab cake ingredients together. Using about 3 tbsp of the mixture at a time, form into inch thick patties.
  3. Drizzle cakes with olive oil and either bake in a 375 degree F oven for about 15 minutes or cook in a sauté pan over medium high heat for about 4 minutes per side.
  4. Top with kimchi and serve.


  • Napa cabbage is an excellent source of folate and vitamin K. Folate plays a role in cell division and replication and is needed to prevent anemia. In the type of anemia caused by not getting enough folate, the red blood cells are too large and do not carry oxygen effectively. This can leave you feeling short of breath and fatigued.
  • Vitamin K plays a role in wound healing, blood clotting, and bone health. Getting enough vitamin K may help reduce the risk of bone fractures.
  • In ancient Greece, radishes were so celebrated that gold statues of the vegetable were created and given to the gods as offerings! Radishes are great sources of vitamin C, which is needed for wound healing and helps the body better absorb iron from plant sources. Radishes are rich in plant nutrients called isothiocyanates. In cell studies, these nutrients have been shown to cause cancer cells to die.