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kani salad recipe

Kani Salad Recipe

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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4


This spicy Kani salad recipe is an easy and refreshing salad that tastes just like the dish you order at your favorite restaurant. Made with crab sticks, cucumber, carrot and kewpie sesame dressing.


For the Salad:

  • Imitation crab sticks (about 10)- 7 oz (200 g)
  • Medium cucumber (seeded and julienned )-1
  • Carrot ( julienned)-1
  • White sesame seeds- 1 teaspoon, optional

For the Kani Salad Dressing:

  • Kewpie dressing -1/3 cup
  • Rice vinegar- 1 tablespoon
  • Sriracha sauce-1 teaspoon


  • In a small bowl whisk together kewpie  dressing, rice vinegar and sriracha. Adjust the seasoning to your liking. Keep aside.
  • Peel the carrot and trim off the ends. Cut into julienne using a sharp knife or julienne grater.
  • Trim off the ends of cucumber and remove the core with a spoon. Cut into julienne strips.
  • Unroll the crab sticks, stack the sheets together and cut into strips.
  • In a large bowl add Kani, carrot, cucumber and salad dressing. Mix to combine. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Category: Sauce recipes
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Calories: 159kcal
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Sodium: 798 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 56 mg