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Surimi Salad Sandwich [Imitation Crab Meat Recipe]

Surimi Salad Sandwich [Imitation Crab Meat Recipe]
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In the world of delightful sandwiches, the Surimi Salad Sandwich, often referred to as the Imitation Crab Salad Sandwich, stands out for its unique blend of flavors and textures. It’s absolutely delicious and super easy to make, so this recipe is all about that!

Surimi Salad Sandwich Recipe

Ingredients for Surimi Salad Sandwich

Now, about what goes inside: we’ve got 12 sticks of surimi, which is this awesome imitation crab meat, half a cucumber, and a half cup of sliced olives.

And the dressing? Oh, it’s simple yet so tasty – just mix 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, some fresh parsley, a bit of salt, and a dash of black pepper. It’s fresh, zesty, and brings everything together.

Tips for Preparation

Here’s a little tip: make your salad first and let it sit for a bit. This little break lets the flavors really get to know each other. It’s like letting them hang out at a flavor party in your fridge.

And here’s why you don’t want to stuff your croissants too early: they can get soggy. Trust me, nobody likes a soggy croissant. So, just fill them up right before you’re ready to eat. That way, you get the perfect mix of creamy salad and crisp croissant in every bite. It’s a game-changer!

Recipe Alternations

Let’s talk about jazzing it up a bit. While it’s typically served in a croissant – and I mean, who doesn’t love a good, buttery croissant – you can totally switch things up by using different types of bread if you’re feeling adventurous.

Alternatives like whole grain bread, baguettes, or gluten-free rolls offer a delightful twist to the classic recipe, ensuring everyone can enjoy this dish.

To elevate the sandwich, consider adding a personal touch with ingredients like thinly sliced chili peppers for a spicy kick, juicy cherry tomatoes for a burst of freshness, or diced red pepper for a sweet, crunchy contrast.

If you have any other ideas, let me know in the comment section below! 🙂

surimi imitation crab salad recipe

Surimi Salad Sandwich

Author: Laura Bais
A Surimi Salad Sandwich, featuring a blend of imitation crab meat and fresh ingredients, offers a delightful twist on traditional crab salad. Served in a buttery croissant, this sandwich is a perfect amalgamation of the rich flavors of surimi salad and the elegance of a classic croissant.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Brunch, Sandwich
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 399.7 kcal


Surimi Salad

  • 4 croissants
  • 12 surimi sticks
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ cup sliced olives

Salad Dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper


  • Peel the cucumber and prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • Chop the olives into slices, then surimi sticks and cucumber into cubes.
  • In one bowl mix all the ingredients for salad dressing. Lemon juice should be freshly squeezed, while parsley should be finely chopped.
  • Pour the salad dressing over the surimi, olives and cucumber. Mix slowly, but well.
  • Leave the salad to rest for about 15 minutes. Allowing the salad to rest for a little bit before eating can enhance its flavor and texture.
  • After some time, carefully slice the croissant horizontally, stopping just before you cut completely through, leaving a hinge on one side.
  • Fill the croissants with surimi salad and serve immediately. Enjoy!


Serving: 1sandwichCalories: 399.7kcalCarbohydrates: 36.1gProtein: 7.6gFat: 25.1gSaturated Fat: 8.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 12.7gCholesterol: 43.1mgSodium: 1026.8mgPotassium: 134.8mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 8.7gVitamin A: 522.6IUVitamin C: 4.3mgCalcium: 36.4mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword crab meat, fake crab, imitation crab, imitation crab salad, imitation crab salad sandwich, lunch idea, surimi

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