Crab cakes with herbed lemon yogurt and warm beet–plum salad

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Crab cakes with herbed lemon yogurt and warm beet–plum salad

Carb-Conscious, Mediterranean

2 Servings, 610 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

Pan-fry these jumbo crab cakes to golden-brown perfection and serve with lemony yogurt, roasted beets, and crunchy Marcona almonds. 

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sunbasket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 2 or 3 sprigs organic fresh tarragon
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh mint
  • 2 organic lemons
  • ½ cup organic Greek yogurt
  • ½ pound peeled roasted beets
  • 2 jumbo lump crab cakes (about ¼ pound each)
  • 1 head organic endive
  • 2 organic plums or other stone fruit
  • ¼ cup Marcona almonds

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 610, Protein: 28g (56% DV), Fiber: 11g (44% DV), Total Fat: 39g (60% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 5g (25% DV), Cholesterol: 105mg (35% DV), Sodium: 740mg (31% DV), Carbohydrates: 42g (14% DV), Total Sugars: 19g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Milk, Eggs, Fish (anchovy), Crustacean Shellfish (crab), Tree Nuts (almond), Wheat, Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Make the herbed lemon yogurt

  • Strip the tarragon leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Strip the mint leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves. Set aside half for garnish.
  • Zest 1 lemon and juice both lemons, keeping the zest and juice separate (the juice will be divided between the yogurt and the salad). [Zest 2 lemons and juice 3 lemons; save the remaining lemon for another use.] 

In a small bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, tarragon, half the mint, lemon zest, and 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 


Prep and cook the beets

  • Cut a small corner from the beet packaging and drain off any excess liquid; cut the beets into ½-inch-thick wedges, pat dry with a paper towel, and season lightly with salt and pepper. 

In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 to 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Working in batches if needed, add the beets in a single layer and cook, turning once, until lightly crisp, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add more oil between batches if needed. Wipe out the pan. 


Prep and cook the crab cakes

  • Pat the crab cakes dry with a paper towel.

In the same pan used for the beets, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the crab cakes and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Meanwhile, prepare the salad.


Assemble the warm beet–plum salad

  • Trim the root end from the endive; coarsely chop the leaves.
  • Cut the plums in half and remove the pits; cut the fruit into ½-inch pieces.
  • Coarsely chop the almonds; set aside for garnish. 

In a large bowl, toss together the endive, plums, beets, 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] lemon juice, and 1 to 2 tablespoons oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and more lemon juice, if desired.


Spread the herbed lemon yogurt on individual plates and top with the crab cakes. Arrange the warm beet–plum salad alongside. Garnish the salad with the almonds and remaining mint and serve. 

Kids Can!
  • Strip the tarragon and mint leaves.
  • Juice the lemon.
  • Stir the herbed lemon yogurt.
  • Assemble the salad.
  • Spread the yogurt on plates.