Posted by: literallydelicious | January 13, 2011

Surimi Salad


Surimi — imitation crab meat — doesn’t do much for me by itself, but I like it in sushi and have several recipes that it’s great in. I also like it in a big salad with chunks of ripe avocado.

I came across this recipe in a magazine, which recommended serving it on hot dog buns. That just doesn’t sound so hot. We eat it as a salad or serve it on toasted wheat bread, and I think it would be great with captain’s wafers, too.

Surimi is a good source of protein and low-fat (maybe zero fat?), but to keep to the “lower-calorie” category here, you’ve got to use light mayonnaise. That’s also a good reason not to use the hot dog buns, too.



1 pound imitation crab meat

3/4 cup light mayonnaise (I use Miracle Whip Lite)

2 ribs celery, chopped

1/2 small sweet onion, diced

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon olive oil

Bread or crackers, optional

1. Mix all ingredients except bread or crackers in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.



  1. To my shame, I like surimi better than real crab. So much easier to use!
    This recipe is one I will try very soon.

    • I love snow and king crab, but you’re right — surimi is so much easier to use. And considering that king crab is running $16 (Sam’s) to $36 (Bodean’s) a pound around here, surimi is sure as heck cheaper!

  2. It looks good, Marilyn. Kind of like chicken salad. . . my favorite! Ü But I’ve never had Surimi, that I’m aware of. I had to look it up to see what it is.
    Like I said, YOURS looks delicious. Wikipedia, not so much. Ü

    • Yumm, chicken salad — the second reason God invented chickens. 😉

      One of my favorite salads is a few leaves of lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, raisins, avocado and surimi with fat-free Italian dressing. (And grapes, if Bob’s there to pick them off the stems and cut them in half.) Another yumm!

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