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“California Roll” Salad


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“California Roll” Salad


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 40 min




  • 1 cup sliced Persian cucumbers
  • 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
  • 4 radishes, julienned
  • 2 cups cubed imitation crab
  • 2 medium avocados, pitted, peeled and diced
  • 4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 4 cups cooked sushi rice
  • 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce


In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, carrots, radishes, imitation crab and avocado and toss gently to combine. Add vinegar and lime juice and toss to coat.

To plate, place ½ cup rice on each serving plate and 1 cup salad next to rice. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve with soy sauce on the side.


About Jamie Geller


Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




20 Responses to “California Roll” Salad

  1. my salad is almost the same i just mix it all together and i use cut up seaweed too

    • TOTALLY changed the way I do things now – I’ve since added chopped seaweed and toss – thank you Marcia Beth!

  2. I’ve made this a few times already – it was delicious. The second time I made it I grated the carrot and cucumber and I think it made it more “sushi-ish”, also, couldn’t find black sesame seeds where I live, so I used toasted – also yum!

    • So happy you are enJOYing and making it your own. When I use both black and toasted sesame seeds now and when I run out of black I just use toasted too!

  3. I love this salad! It has become our favorite quick light dinner.

    • I make it for Shabbos and like to make extra this way i have leftovers for a light lunch or dinner

  4. avatar says: anngeri

    As the weather heats up I love this type of meal. This Shabbos will be only me and my husband, this looks like the meal of choice. Love the chopped up seaweed idea too!

    • Perfect for warm weather Shabbosim and agree I also now add the chopped seaweed.

  5. Oddly enough, this made with fresh cooked salmon is pretty much the content of the Samurai Rice Bowl at World Wrapps, a chain in California.
    I’ve made pretty much this for myself ever since I left California. It’s so addictive.
    I love the idea of using smoked salmon. I don’t know why I never thought of that. Actually now I’m thinking of combining fresh and smoked to see what that’s like.

    • UHM it’s probably GENIUS! Never thought to combine both – thanks SO much for the inspiration!

  6. avatar says: linda

    i read about some substitue items in the california roll sushi salad… i.e. instead of immitation crab.. jamie said to use lox….etc…. now i cannot find that part of the article??? can anyone help?????

  7. Love this salad, especially because I like California roll but was never too good at wrapping nori. This is much easier. I dont like imitation crab, but have made a version of this with halibut.

  8. avatar says: isrmss91

    For those of year, scared to attempt making your own sushi rolls, or lack the time, this super easy & fast salad is the next best thing. Thank you Marcia Beth, for the chopped seaweed suggestion. Made this minus the radishes, carrots, & lime juice and served it mixed up. The kids devoured it to the last grain of rice. Thank you so much!!

  9. avatar says: rachel

    what can i substitute for the imitation crab, thank you

    • Hey Rachel – try flakes/small pieces of cooked salmon or I often use smoked salmon. EnJOY!

  10. avatar says: beverley

    What are Persian cucumbers?

    • Persian/Israeli/English cucumbers are all thin skinned, can be served unpeeled and most importantly are seedless. enJOY!

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