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Simple Cucumber Crab Salad Recipe

Updated on December 18, 2016


This recipe comes from my son who decided to replicate a dish that we ordered at a local Japanese restaurant. He was successful in duplicating it and it is surprisingly simple.

-February 2016

Imitation Crab Meat


Wasabi Mustard Paste

Chia Seeds

Sauce Mix

Cut Cucumber

Shredded Crab Meat

How to Make It


  • 1/2 pound Imitation crab meat
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 3 Tbsp. milk
  • 2 tsp. Chia seed
  • 1/2 tsp. Wasabi Paste
  • Large spoonful Mayonnaise

How to make it:

Defrost the frozen crab meat. Slice the cucumber into sticks. In a medium size bowl, mix milk, chia seed, wasabi and mayo into a paste.

Cut the crab sticks in half and separate into shreds by hand. Mix crab meat with cucumber and chill.

When ready to serve, mix the sauce with the cucumber and crab meats. Enjoy a refreshing side dish.

Makes servings for 4.

Some Tips...

Use the large gourmet cucumbers, they are easy to slice and both the skin and the seeds are edible. Soak the chia seeds in the milk for a few minutes to allow them to swell. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix. Keep the sauce separate in the fridge until serving time. This will keep the cucumber sticks crisp. At serving time, mix them well.


Some recipes are just simple and yet very appetizing. This salad is one of them. It is so refreshing with any meal. Chia seeds are good for you and have all kinds of health benefits. The imitation crab meats are made from fish. It can be gotten in most Asian groceries store such as Hmart.

Give it a try and let me know. Thanks again to my son Jason for creating this.


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    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      I will!

    • jackclee lm profile image

      Jack Lee 2 years ago from Yorktown NY

      Let me know how you like it.

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 2 years ago

      I think I will give this a try!