Key Lime Mango Crab Cake Salad | Garlic + Zest

Key Lime Mango Crab Cake Salad

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crab, mango
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 387kcal
A summery salad with bites of mango, heavenly crab cakes and a tangy dressing!
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For the salad

  • 1 recipe Northern Neck Crab Cakes from this site
  • 12 ounces baby arugula
  • 1/2 small red onion finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1/2 english cucumber halved vertically, then cut into thin half-moons
  • 2 large mangoes cut into bite-sized chunks
  • 3 radishes thinly sliced

For the Key Lime Dressing

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 heaping teaspoon pommery mustard whole grain
  • 2 tablespoons key lime juice or from a Persian lime
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro freshly chopped

For the Key Lime Aioli

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon key lime juice or juice from a regular persian lime
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large bowl combine the arugula, red onion, bell pepper, mango and radishes. Toss to combine and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the garlic, mustard, key lime juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and cilantro. Whisk to combine and set aside.

For the Key Lime Aioli

  • In a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, garlic, key lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper. Stir until well combined.

Assemble the salad

  • Add dressing a few tablespoons at a time to the greens and toss until salad is lightly coated. -- You may not need all the dressing and if you have leftovers just cover and refrigerate for another salad.
  • Divide the salad among four plates. Top each with a hot crab cake and a dollop of the Key Lime Aioli. Serve.


Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 791mg | Potassium: 431mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3020IU | Vitamin C: 54.9mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1.6mg