Will you give out this recipe when asked??
When you’re invited to or throwing a party, how do you decide what to make/bring? Most of us want to bring something delicious, something that others will enjoy enough to talk about and ask for the recipe. Right? Does health play as vital a role in your decision as taste? Well, here’s the thing, healthy and delicious aren’t mutually exclusive. Wouldn’t it be great to bring something that everyone is asking for the recipe BECAUSE it is healthy….oh, and super yummy too! There’s nothing quite like looking up and seeing that the plate of food you brought is empty! Bingo! This healthy appetizer is just what you want to make for the next party!
I love this recipe for “crab” cakes because it’s simple enough to make, but it’s viewed as an elevated appetizer, something a little more fancy than average. A dish of this caliber wins you points in the creative column as well as the healthy one! It’s an interesting thing to build a recipe that’s supposed to taste like something else….and one of the ways to do that is with texture. The way the artichoke hearts change in the food processor is, in fact, transformative. I’ve tasted vegan “crab” cakes before that had a base of hearts of palm and I think the same texture is achieved, but I like the taste of artichoke hearts better, so there you go! Good taste rules.
Another reason this recipe works for me is because the ingredient list is stuff I usually have on hand…..pantry and fridge staples….so I can decide last minute that I’m going to make this.
On the odd chance that you have any left over (often I will make a double batch, just to ensure I have extras), they are super tasty straight from the fridge, and versatile too! My favorite way to use them up is to wrap them in a lettuce leaf with a nice dollop of sauce. Yum!!