Food-a-licious Friday: California Roll Bites

Happy Friday, friends! If you know me, you know that my favorite date night is one that involves sushi. It’s a shared love my husband and I have…and we take it quite seriously. I’m so excited for the recipe that Erin of Crafty Auntie is sharing today… California Roll Bites! Can we say YUM?!

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Many years ago when I was eating low-carb, I created a California Roll Salad because I could not stop craving actual California Rolls. The recipe has evolved a lot over time and my husband came up with the idea to make them individual servings. These are a great appetizer that doesn’t involve turning on the oven.

California Roll Bites  (Makes about 24)

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16 oz. package of flake style imitation crab

1 large cucumber

1 large Haas avocado

6 Tablespoons of dressing (recipe below)


½ cup Thousand Island dressing

½ T red wine vinegar

1 tsp chili garlic sauce, or more for an extra kick

½ T soy sauce

½ T lemon juice

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1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together and chill at least one hour. Overnight is best to enhance the flavor.

2. Finely chop the imitation crab by hand or in a food processor. I used the Manual Food Processor from The Pampered Chef.

3.Mix dressing into crab. I suggest starting with 6 tablespoons and then add more if necessary. Set aside.

4. Slice cucumber into ¼ inch pieces.  

5. Mash avocado. Spread avocado generously on cucumber slice.

6. Top the avocado with the crab mix. (I used a small ice cream scoop.)

7. Place on a platter or cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

*If you would like to kick up the spice, add wasabi powder or paste to the avocado.

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Don’t you want to eat them right now? I know I do!

Have a great weekend! Be sure to pin this recipe for later. 

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