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Vegan Crab Bites

Fast, easy and utterly delicious ~ these Vegan Crab Bites can be served hot or cold and take 20 minutes to prepare. It's the perfect party bite!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 211kcal



  • Add the hearts of palm to a food processor and give 3-4 long pulses, until shredded (you may need to shred in two batches depending on the size of your processor). Don't over process - the mixture should have a crab-like consistency. (*see photo above)
  • To a large bowl, add mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, kelp, Old Bay Seasoning, parsley, garlic, onion, salt & fresh cracked pepper. Combine well.
  • Add the shredded hearts of palm to the bowl and combine well. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed.
  • Using a small spoon, fill each shell with mixture. Top with fresh-cut parsley if desired. Keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy! 


  • If you can't find kelp granules, you can use dulse flakes, dulse granules or break up a small piece of nori. If you don't want the ocean-like flavor, you can omit the seaweed altogether. It will still be delicious!
  • For a richer stuffing, you can swap out ¼ cup mayo for a ¼ cup vegan cream cheese or vegan sour cream (soften cream cheese before using).
  • Fills about 26-30 shells depending on how much you stuff them.
  • You can make filling the day before, just cover and pop it in the fridge. 
  • If you don't have a food processor, you can shred the hearts of palm with a fork.
  • If you'd like to turn these into a hot appetizer, you can find the instructions in the post above. 


Serving: 5pieces | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1.4mg