Sealeg Salad (imitation crab meat)

This is actually a dairy-free recipe! I used canola-oil vegan mayo from Whole Foods.

10 seafood salad


  • 1 package of imitation crab meat (2.5 servings)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 small pickles, chopped (I used Chinese pickles)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • other spices (chili powder, dried onion, whatever else you like)
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (vegan canola oil mayo)
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 2-3 tablespoons rice vinegar

09 unmixed seafood salad


Break apart the crab meat. Mix everything well. EAT.

08 unmixed seafood salad

Bobby liked his on fresh toasty bread; I liked mine plain. I think I had this with some roasted squash on the side.

I’ve been roasting squash a la Clare: cut up in pieces at 425F for 25 minutes. Here was delicata:

13 roasted delicata squash

And kabocha (duh):

14 roasted kabocha

I just sprinkle some salt, oregano/dill, and cinnamon on them. I’ve heard you can use stevia, but I’m not a fan. Squash is sweet enough. I like to top them with organic, fruit-sweetened (or unsweetened) ketchup. My recipe is here.

Now have a sweet weekend! What are your plans?

(Words of the day here.)

24 Comments on Sealeg Salad (imitation crab meat)

  1. VeggieGirl
    18 September, 2009 at 8:04 am (7 years ago)

    I REALLY need to try kabocha – wish I could find it here!!

    My plans = get well!!

  2. insideiamdancing
    18 September, 2009 at 8:07 am (7 years ago)

    Yay squash! 😀 I almost got some imitation crab meat the other day- purely because it’s pink. Haha. Wasn’t sure what to do with it, but your recipe looks great.

    Is kabocha hard to cut? I love butternut but it’s too tough for my knives.

    Weekend plans: relax!

  3. Olga
    18 September, 2009 at 8:52 am (7 years ago)

    MMm….the kabocha looks amazing! I’m going to a farm harvest festival on Sunday and I’m soooo excited!

  4. Jordan
    18 September, 2009 at 9:30 am (7 years ago)

    Looks delicious and I love the new layout. I’ve been on a rice vinegar kick so I’ll have to give this a try. 🙂

    @insideiamdancing- I haven’t done it, but I’ve heard that microwaving winter squash for a bit can soften up the skin for easier cutting. Might be worth checking out.

  5. Cindy
    18 September, 2009 at 10:31 am (7 years ago)

    You know, I used to eat a LOT of Imo Crab.

    I used to warm it and make butterd sammies out of it (late teens)

    I don’t even know WHAT it is, but I loved it!

    I love your new updates too! very light and fresh!

    Thanks for adding me to your blog roll!
    you’re the coolest!
    I’m off for some word LOVE!
    happy Friday

  6. Christina
    18 September, 2009 at 10:32 am (7 years ago)

    Lovvvvving the new layout!!! 🙂

    I love imitation crab meat salads. Try adding frozen peas next time! They add a nice crisp sweet pop.

    I’ve never roasted my squash like that, I need to try it!

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    18 September, 2009 at 10:37 am (7 years ago)

    Just found your blog and I think I will really enjoy it! Holy recipes!

  8. Tiffany!
    18 September, 2009 at 11:06 am (7 years ago)

    I love imitation crab! It’s so good. Haha, that salad looks great.

    Its my cousin’s birthday tomorrow so I’m just going to spend the day with him. Hopefully I’ll get some shopping in on Sunday.

  9. Tina
    18 September, 2009 at 11:08 am (7 years ago)

    Seriously… I need to get updated on kabocha… everyone’s blogging about it, but I have no idea what it is xD

    Looks good though…
    Lovin it xx

  10. glidingcalm
    18 September, 2009 at 11:34 am (7 years ago)

    that salad looks yummmmmmmmmmmmy

  11. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    18 September, 2009 at 12:20 pm (7 years ago)

    I love imitation crab meat…but what’s in it?

    Roasted kabocha…making some for dinner tonight. Can’t wait.

    Weekend plans? Chilling with CD. No work – yay!

  12. coco
    18 September, 2009 at 12:25 pm (7 years ago)

    I need to get some imitation crab meat too! I love those! 🙂
    yeah for kabocha! I’ll try with cinammon tonight!
    nice makeover of the blog! you need to teach me how to make it so pretty! 😉

  13. Alison
    18 September, 2009 at 12:47 pm (7 years ago)

    Cute title for your salad. It looks tasty. And the delicata squash looks really yummy. I like your seasoning idea.

  14. Jules
    18 September, 2009 at 3:40 pm (7 years ago)

    Ooh that looks so good! Where do you get imitation crab meat from?

  15. Elizabeth (The Dallas Celiac)
    18 September, 2009 at 4:55 pm (7 years ago)

    I love dipping squash in ketchup – it’s a perfect combo. I need to try kobocha. I haven’t seen it anywhere so I might need to hunt it down.

  16. clare
    18 September, 2009 at 5:38 pm (7 years ago)

    yum yum maggie! do you eat the delicata skins too? love em. what’s a chinese pickle?

  17. Sagan
    18 September, 2009 at 6:14 pm (7 years ago)

    That sounds fantastic my dear! Have you tried making your own mayonnaise?

  18. Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15)
    18 September, 2009 at 7:17 pm (7 years ago)

    I recently got some kabocha! I’ll definitely take your spicing suggestions!

  19. Jess
    18 September, 2009 at 7:55 pm (7 years ago)

    Fabulous looking kabocha!! Must find that!!
    <3 jess

  20. Sophia
    18 September, 2009 at 9:20 pm (7 years ago)

    I don’t really like delicata. It can’t compare to kabocha imo, don’t you agree?
    But wow, way to go with the spices in that sealeg salad! 😀

  21. Kimberly@Living Free
    19 September, 2009 at 8:27 am (7 years ago)

    Love the new look!

    I have only had imitation crab meat once I think.

  22. Shelby
    19 September, 2009 at 9:57 am (7 years ago)

    I wish I could find kabocha!!! Hopefully I can find it at WF soon since the colder months are coming.

  23. Michal
    21 September, 2009 at 5:49 pm (7 years ago)

    wow ive never heard of imitation crab meat before, it looks really yummy!

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