California Roll Salad

Poké, a bowl a la free form sushi, found all over Hawaii, has become my favorite thing to eat lately. I have already created one variant, but let’s be real, finding sushi grade fish can be tricky or downright expensive. Enter my ride or die, imitation crab, or krab if you’re tight like that.

This dish is not only affordable and accessible. It’s also light, flavorful, and perfect if you’re lazy because there’s a seven minute cook time. The only thing you make is the ginger soy dressing. And of course the best part of any salad or poké situation, CUSTOMIZATION. So go nuts with your toppings!

Ginger Soy Dressing:

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp agave/honey/brownsugar

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to simmer for 5-7 minutes. Set aside or keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.

The Salad (Required):

  • Greens of choice, I like using butter lettuce and either spinach or spring mix
  • Krab
  • One cucumber, peeled, quartered, seeds removed, and sliced
  • 1 avocado cut into chunks, mashed, or however you like it
  • Ginger soy dressing

The Salad (Extras):

  • Kewpie mayo
  • Spicy mayo
  • Togarashi
  • Sliced green onions
  • Sliced chili
  • Edamame
  • Black/white sesame seeds
  • Tobiko
  • Sliced nori seaweed
  • Literally anything you can think of!

Assemble the krab, cucumber, avocado, and the toppings of your choice on top of the greens. Douse with the ginger soy dressing and mayo if using.

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