The easiest crab salad you will ever make. Thin crab strips with julienned cucumbers, a spicy mayonnaise dressing with panko breadcrumbs. SOO GOOD!

Crab and Cucumber Salad Recipe

So, my biggest weakness if I ever go out to eat is sushi. We usually are really busy and rarely go out as a family. I do however have a few girlfriends I sometimes go out with for lunch or dinner, just to get out of the house (and enjoy adult conversation). When we do go out, it’s usually to a Japanese Steakhouse for sushi, sushi is amazing. Every so often, I will take one of my kids and have a special evening with them. We usually run some errands, do some shopping for that particular child and just focus on building our relationship, bond, and trust together. We finish our evening with a dinner in their favorite restaurant and enjoy a wonderful time together. It’s so funny because all of the kids are so different so each dinner night is different. However, our son Joseph’s favorite place is Japanese, yahoo!! (I totally don’t have dates with him more often than the rest of the kids for that purpose. Absolutely not. That would be horrible, wink, wink.) I was at dinner a few weeks ago and I wanted to try something new at our favorite Japanese restaurant. I asked our waitress what she would recommend and she said she’d recommend a crab salad that was really popular. It was called Japanese Kani Salad. When I tried it, I literally couldn’t contain myself. IT WAS SOO amazing. So when I came home, I tried several times to create a copycat version and here we are! It’ amazing that the simple ingredients of cucumber and crab with a spicy mayo dressing can be so wonderful in flavor. Who would have thought?.

Crab and Cucumber Salad Recipe

This is an awesome salad to make if you are serving dinner at home. Serve as a side salad with a casserole, or canapes for a laid-back dinner.

Though the ingredients are minimal and the recipe is super easy, it is a little time consuming to julienne the cucumbers and crab meat. For the crab, I just slice it into a few strands and pull it apart, it pulls easily unto thin pieces. I use imitation crab meat but you can use canned meat or freshly cooked crab. You don’t necessarily have to julienne it so thin but I think it really makes the salad unique doing so. The very first time I tried making this salad, I make the pieces bigger and it still was really good. So you can try both and see which your family prefers.

If you like crab, have you tried this Crab and Cabbage Salad recipe I have? Or the Crab Stuffed Salmon recipe which is always a hit when we serve it to friends.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (8 oz) pack imitation crab

4 mini cucumbers

2 – 4 Tbsp Panko crumbs

Dressing-

1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp vinegar

1 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp Sriracha

¼ tsp salt

Serves: 2-4, as side salad

Instructions:

Julienne cucumbers and crab meat.

Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing. Add about ¾ of the dressing to the salad. Mix. Add more dressing if needed. Top salad with crumbs. We really like the crumbs so I add the crumbs before mixing the salad well. Enjoy!

julienne cucumbers and crab. prepare dressing.

Crab and Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Crab and Cucumber Salad Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

The easiest recipe you will name. Julienned cucumbers and crab with a spicy mayo dressing and panko breadcrumbs. 

Servings: 2 - 4 people, as salad
Ingredients
  • 1 8 oz pack imitation crab
  • 4 mini cucumbers
  • 2 – 4 Tbsp Panko crumbs
  • Dressing-
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • ¼ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Julienne cucumbers and crab meat.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing. Add about ¾ of the dressing to the salad. Mix. Add more dressing if needed. Top salad with crumbs. We really like the crumbs so I add the crumbs before mixing the salad well. Enjoy!

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