Crab Cake Sliders with Pineapple Kiwi Salsa.
The GOOD kind.
I mean, there’s just so much to be said about these short little sliders. !!!
…their crispy crab midsections.
…their tiny toasted buns.
…the cascading juicy fruits cubes.
…their adorable general plumpness.
Because if there’s one thing I love, it’s a sandwich packed so fat that you can barely get your mouth around it.
And I’m willing to do anything just so you’ll make them and join in the mush fest with me.
Well, that’s only three quarters true.
Anything including video cameras or broccoli is strictly prohibited.
Back around the time when I wore silk shirts blanketed by paisley vests, leggings with lace squares on the bottoms, my fair share of skorts and bowed down every Sunday at the temple known as Limited Too, I sort of thought crab cakes sucked.
Like… why would I want to eat a cake made of crustaceans when I really just want to eat a cake made of sugar? And why would I order crab cakes when the only seafood I ever think about is that lobster romano that my mom brings home half of in a styrofoam container nearly every.single.week.? That I hurry up and eat when no one’s looking then blame it on my brother? And why am I finding, like… thick chunks of stale bread in my crab[less] cakes and not any actual crabs?
And seriously… why is my hair permed?
I’m so glad that phase is behind me. All of them.
Crab Cake Sliders
[from my simple & light crab cakes]
makes 8-10 sliders, depending on bun size
1 pound lump crabmeat
8 saltine crackers, crushed (I used multigrain)
1 large egg
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon plain greek yogurt or mayo
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt & pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil
8-10 whole grain slider buns or dinner rolls
Combine all ingredients except for olive oil in a bowl and stir until thoroughly combined. Heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. While it’s heating, form the crab mixture into small patties that will fit the size of bun you’ve purchased. Place them in the skillet and cook until lightly golden brown, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Spicy Lime Yogurt Spread
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
1 teaspoon sriracha sauce (or more if desired)
zest of half of a lime
juice of half a lime
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth and combined.
Pineapple Kiwi Salsa
1 kiwi, peeled and chopped
1/2 jalapeno, chopped
2 pineapple rings, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
the juice of half a lime
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to mix. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Monday is better with these.
127 Comments on “Crab Cake Sliders with Pineapple Kiwi Salsa.”
Ha ha – I laughed at your “crabs” comment. I’m not a fan of any kind of crab, unfortunately, but I could see that pineapple kiwi salsa being DELICIOUS on top of grilled chicken in the summer. Yum!
They look utterly delcious! And now I’m starving. Must go and find something to eat, although nothing will live up to these now…
These look amazing and pretty healthy too, love it!
Oh yes, Limited Too. I feel so bad for y mother, whose daughter refused to wear anything if it was not from that store!
This. Is. My. Kind. Of. Cake.
i am DYING about the first line. seriously, love you. and i DO want crabs (the good kind)!
Oh how I wish I could have crabs (the GOOD kind)! This looks insanely delicious! I’m going to have to find a way to make it fish (tilapia?) or chicken…it just looks that good! :-)
I love crab cakes. I usually throw them on top of a salad, but that is me. The fruity salsa is a fun touch. And I like how you used Greek yogurt. Good stuff Ms. Thang. I think we need a picture of the perm
Sounds absolutely amazing and I adore your styling & photography!
these look amazing!! i love a good crab cake — NOT the kind stuffed with mayonnaise and bread crumbs — and these seem just perfect! pretty sure i could eat that salsa straight from the bowl.
Mmmm these make me forget that we’ve got a crapload of snow outside! Now I just need a margarita and I’m all set! ;)
You’ve reminded me of a fashion era that I’d rather forget, but you’ve made up for it with these adorable little slider and that GORGEOUS salsa!
Limited Too really was a shopping heaven, wasn’t it?
I love crab cakes but that salsa puts these over the top!
this is my kinda slider. oh yess, i would LOVE to whip some of these up!!
You’re right, I DO want crabs! I’ve been looking for the perfect crab cake recipe and hoping this is it. Every one seems to be missing that one element that we can’t quite put our finger on. Thanks!
I want crabs, I want crabs! Yes, that is SO weird.
The pineapple salsa must take these to a whole ‘nother level!
Once again, you’ve done it!
The cakes look amazing and tempting…Loved it
haha I totally worshiped at The Limited Too as well. I thought it was the ONLY place to purchase clothes at the time.
Cutest slider ever!
I need someone to make these for me now! (Because I am just too lazy;)
Ahh totally forgot about Limited Too. I love crab cakes, these look great especially with the pineapple kiwi salsa!
At first I thought these were the chickpea burgers I just made. They look so similar! I love crab cakes. These would be great sliced open with the salsa, avocado and fresh cilantro put inside the cake. You can then skip the bun. Yummm!
I am so glad permed hair is in the past as well. That was not a good look for any of us :)
Capital A Adorable. Love these sliders!!
I need these in my life very soon!
totes cute. Fun little app for Game Day!
I have no words with these other than WANT!
Well these are going to make this the best Super Bowl ever… as far as the food goes. :)
It took me a while to get on board with crab cakes as well, but once I did, there’s really no turning back. If you ever get a chance, you should try Egg’s Benedict made with crab cakes….amazingness!
1. I love crabcakes 2. i love kiwi and pineapples 3. I need to make this right now.
(this is perfect for spicing up a superbowl party!!)
omg these look so good.
I love the idea of making these into sliders. LOVE. And I love you for continually coming up with things that just make my whole mouth water….
These look fantastic, I love this!! :)
Seriously, if you’re ever in CA you have to come visit me. Because I think you might be my food soulmate. If you need me before then, I’ll be snarfing these sliders…I mean, going to the gym.
Well, you know how I feel about sugary cakey cake…however, these look really good and they sound very fancy. A good Monday, indeed.
the two fruits i am dead allergic to :/
I don’t know what makes me happier—the crabs or the sriracha in the yogurt sauce. Swoon.
The crab cakes look awesome…I have a shellfish allergy and crab is one of those things that I really should avoid but it tastes…so good. I used to not be as allergic as I am now. I miss it. I would LOVE one of these cakes.
And that Pineapple Kiwi Salsa….YUM!
I would totally pay you to give me your crabs.
OMG Limited Too was the temple, right?!?! Did your parents sign you up to model for them? You know how they would do live models in the store windows?? Oh gosh, I was that 1-eyebrowed furry-legged girl in the window. My mom promptly shaved my legs for the first time after that day.
Oh heck yes I did that… I wore the most embarrassing outfit ever.
Monday IS better with these! these look delectable.
Oh my gosh, I used to get some really awful clothes from Limited Too. I loved all of it at the time, even my lime green track suit with sparkly white piping. My friend and I both had that and would wear them together at school and think we were really cool. I’m pretty sure we weren’t. These crabcake sliders look ridiculously good. And btw–the first line of this post had me cracking up.
Holy cow these look delicious! Crab cakes are one of my favorites!
OMG, this is on my Super Bowl line-up! I’ve never used Sriracha sauce…..is there a substitute or does nothing else compare???
Anything spicy, like a hot sauce or cayenne could – or you could even just leave it out!
Dang those look good! I’m hungry now.
Yes I love crabby patties!
best looking slider i’ve ever seen! and your photography is so beautiful!!!
These look totally amazing! Such great fresh flavors…hopefully my friends will be going crab fishing soon!! :)
Okay this sounds so much better than my current lunch. As usual I’m leaving your blog drooling and more hungry!
I almost wish I liked crab right now.
Although, I can definitely get behind that Kiwi salsa!! Yuh- uhm!
Skorts….permed hair….Limited Too….WOW. Talk about bringing back memories! I remember gonig to the Limited Too make-up counter in that store to try on the samples, and walk out with super-sparkly lip gloss and raspberry-bubblegum scented glitter lotion, etc. I looked and smelled like a gumdrop. What was I thinking? Lol! I’m a HUGE seafood lover, yet not a huge fan of crab cakes (unless you count the crab cakes at The Palace restaurant in Santa Barbara, CA, which completely blew my mind..but that’s another story), but I am willing to give every crab cake recipe a chance until I find THE one. Maybe this is it? I hope!