Sunday, June 8, 2014

California Roll Salad

I guess technically this could be considered a rice bowl or a salad. I just know it is delicious. I first saw this type of salad on the Weight Watchers recipe review board. I have seen many more recipes since then, everyone uniquely different. I have been making it my way, just for one a few years now. I have made it with both brown and white rice, both are great. I think my favorite part is the pickled ginger and cucumber. I just love that flavor combination. Just think of all the sushi combinations you could create into other salads. Switch the crab sticks for spicy tuna or salmon and you have another fresh exciting salad. This is a very fresh, cool meal for summer. I should know I have made two in the past two days. YUM! Time to make more rice.

California Roll Salad
Serves 1


1/2 cup pre-cooked or leftover rice
1 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 tsp wasabi powder
1-1/2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks
2-1/2" piece of English cucumber, cut into matchsticks
2 imitation crab sticks, sliced on the diagonal
1/2 medium avocado, sliced
1 Tbsp. pickled sliced ginger
2”x3” piece of toasted nori seaweed, julienned with scissors
1 tsp sesame seeds


Warm rice in the microwave for 1 minute. Mix vinegar and sugar together. Pour half of the vinegar and sugar mixture over rice. Stir to combine and fluff with a fork. Stir in soy sauce and wasabi powder to remaining vinegar mixture to make a dressing. Fill a salad bowl with lettuce, rice, carrots, cucumber, crab, avocado and ginger. Pour dressing over the top and garnish with nori and sesame seeds.

Linking to:
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Monday
The Tumbleweed Contessa: What'd You Do This Weekend?
Stone Cottage Adventures: Tuesdays with a Twist
Lori's Culinary Creations: Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday
Dizzy Busy & Hungry: Wine'd Down Wednesday
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin' Wednesday
Family Home and Life: Wow Us Wednesday
Carole's Chatter: Food on Fridays - Cucumber
Love Bakes Good Cakes: Freedom Fridays with All My Bloggy Friends
My Pinterventures: Summer Salads Party


  1. This sounds like the most delicious salad EVER! Thank you for sharing - so glad I stopped by from Wine'd Down Wednesday. Pinning this and planning on making it later in the week.

    1. Thanks so much! Jen, Glad you stopped by. I hope you enjoy the salad. Have a wonderful evening!

  2. Denise,
    This California Roll Salad looks wonderful! I love the nori ribbons.
    My son and I would swap out the sesame seeds for furikake (katsuo fumi is our favorite blend of furikake) but my spouse and daughter don't share our taste for it--so sesame seeds for them.

    1. Thanks, Kirsten! I am going to have to find some furikake. I love trying new things. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

  3. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

    1. Thanks so much! Ali. I am really excited about the feature. Woot! Woot! I hope you have a great week too!

  4. Congratulations!! Your recipe has been featured at Tickle My Tastebuds on my blog, Lori’s Culinary Creations. Hop on over and grab a feature button and link up your latest culinary creations. Congrats again.

    1. Lori thanks so much for featuring my California Roll Salad! I am really excited. I have to admit it is a new personal favorite of mine. I had another one last night. Have a great week!


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