What’s For Dinner Tonight? SALAD WEEK continues with The “Crab” Salad

Hey KS Fans,

It has been one heck of a crazy day! I have been slaving away in the kitchen with my trusty sidekicks Sara G. and Johanna cooking for a small business golfing event I am catering tommorow.

Between thinking and creating new hors’devors recipes that are not tired and cliched and drowning in cut vegetables, pasta cheesecakes and cupcakes – I have had little to no time to actually throw together dinner for me and my family. (I have been noshing a whole day taste testing  anyways)

So my fans, a video is not forthcoming tonight (so sorry -tommorow I promise), but because I am in a slightly “crabby” mood I am posting this terrific salad that would hit the spot tonight for dinner - If only somebody would make it for me!!!

I love this “crab” salad because its quick to prepare and filling to boot. I have it on good authority (my sushi chef David) that the fake crab tastes almost like the real thing. Who knows for sure – even so this salad is really delicious. It was a real winner in my old restaurant.

I serve this salad with some great homemade garlic bread or if I want to watch my carb intake some melba toast.

So till tommorw night – (I have an awesome Avocado Relish Salad)

Happy Cooking!


If you want to see different recipes or have me try soemthing that you always wanted to make – drop me a note. Sarah@kosherstreet.com

“Crab” Salad

Serves 4-6

For Salad:

1 package imitation crab sticks, roughly chopped

2 stalks celery, finely chopped

4 carrots, shredded

1 red pepper, finely chopped

¼ cup chopped sweet dill pickles (optional)

For the Dressing:

1 cup mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. white vinegar

½ lemon, freshly squeezed

¼ tsp. kosher salt

¼ tsp. dried parsley (if you eat fresh parsley ½ cup chopped)

¼ tsp. dill

Place all your ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix with a spoon, making sure to incorporate everything well.  Serve on large platter with melba toast and fresh lemon.


Hey Ks Fans,

As one of you pointed out recently since this post has been put up – SOme imitation crab might have crab juice in the product and not be kosher – I used in my store and in my home The DYNA-SEA Brand certified by the Chof K – and there is no such juice in the ingredients. – I can not vouch for any other brand so please check your labels carefully -:) Sarah

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About the Author

For the last 8 years Sarah Lasry has been the heart and soul of the successful and celebrated Tastebuds Gourmet Café & Flower Shop in Howell, NJ. Sarah opened and ran Tastebuds to much critical appraise for her unique approach to delicious, kosher gourmet cooking as well as her legendary parties, original style and artistic culinary flair. In 2006 Sarah wrote the acclaimed bestselling cookbook “THE DAIRY GOURMET” which revealed all the secret recipes of Tastebuds Café. With much anticipation from her many fans and fellow foodies, Sarah’s brand new cookbook “THE AT HOME GOURMET” just hit the stores with high praise and reviews. Sarah currently resides in Lakewood, NJ where she has recently left the restaurant business to concentrate on her passion for writing cookbooks and is hard at work as the Food and Home contributing editor for Binah Magazine and www. Kosherstreet.com.

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  1. joseph says:

    Hmmm, A friend that likes crab suggested “immitation” crab one time. But in checking the package label I found shellfish juice in the ingredients. Sorry, not kosher in my house.

    • admin says:

      Joseph – I use Dyna Sea brand certified kosher by the Chof K – and as you can see by the pictures I have included on this post there is absolutely no shellfish juice in the ingredients – I can not vouch for any other brand- so please check your label carefully

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