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Kamaboko Salad with Creamy Sesame Dressing

  • Author: She's Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


This salad features crispy romaine, crunchy celery and cucumbers, and savory kamaboko. It is brought together with a creamy sesame dressing.



For the creamy sesame dressing

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon sesame oil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the salad

1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped

2 ribs celery, sliced

1 large Japanese cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced

1 5.5-ounce block kamaboko, shredded*

Toasted sesame seeds, for garnish (optional)


For the creamy sesame dressing

Place all the dressing ingredients in a half pint mason jar. Cover and shake to combine.

Dressing should be pourable. If the dressing is too thick, add water a teaspoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.

To assemble the salad

Combine the salad ingredients, except the sesame seeds, in a large bowl.

Dress the salad right before serving.

Sprinkle sesame seeds to garnish (optional).


*You can substitute with imitation crab meat

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian-American


  • Calories: 227.23
  • Sugar: 8.75 g.
  • Sodium: 547.83 mg.
  • Fat: 17.6 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 2.82 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 12.36 g.
  • Fiber: 2.69 g.
  • Protein: 6.2 g.
  • Cholesterol: 10.96 g

Keywords: kamaboko, sesame