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vegan artichoke and cannelini crab cakes with wine and potatoes in the background
Cannellini and Artichoke Vegan Crabless Cakes
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Deliciously flaky and 'fishy' cakes that are kind to crabs and that your taste buds will love too!

Course: Canape, Dinner, starter
Cuisine: british, French, Vegan
Servings: 8 'crab'cakes
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Vanessa
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped finely
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 2 tsp Olive oil (plus extra if frying)
  • 1 tin drained cannellini beans (drained tin weight ~250g) (1.5 cups)
  • 35 g toasted pinenuts (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh / dried rosemary
  • Zest of 1/2 unwaxed lemon
  • 30 g oat / buckwheat flour (1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 130 g marinated / tinned artichokes (drained) (1 cup) (chop off the hard ends and save for a salad - you want the softer stringy pieces which comes to ~90g / ¾ cup)
  • 2 tbsp milled linseed/flaxseed mixed with 4 tbsp water
  • 2-3 tsp Nori seaweed sprinkles (optional)
  • 1 tsp dried dill (optional)
  1. Sautee the onion and garlic in a frying pan using the olive oil.

  2. Mash 3/4 of the cannellini beans roughly (keep it a bit chunky for texture) in a bowl. Then add the rest of the whole cannellini beans.

  3. Add the pinenuts, salt, pepper, rosemary, lemon zest, flour, mustard, seaweed (if using), dill (if using), and sauteed onion and garlic to the beans. Mix together.

  4. Chop the artichoke into small(ish) pieces, then add to the mixture. About 1cm by 1cm pieces.

  5. Add the milled linseed/flaxseed mixed with water. Mix in with a spoon, then start to use your hands to combine everything well.

  6. Put the whole mix in the fridge for about an hour to firm up.

  7. Make the mix into round patties / cakes (it should make about 8 medium-sized cakes). Pan fry in oil for about 4 minutes on each side, or until they are nicely browned but not burnt. Or bake for 35-40 minutes at 200°C / Gas Mark 5.

Recipe Notes

If frying, this can be done a day before an event and then the patties can be heated up in the oven just before serving.

You can make double the mixture and freeze some for another time! 

Nutrition Facts
Cannellini and Artichoke Vegan Crabless Cakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 366mg16%
Potassium 220mg6%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.