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Vegan Kani salad

How to Make Spicy Vegan Kani Salad

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
This spicy vegan Kani salad is a recreation of a popular Japanese dish. However, it is made with seafood marinated hearts of palm instead of Kani (imitation crab meat) along with cucumber, carrot, mango, and a spicy mayonnaise-based sauce. It is easy to make and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time 45 mins
Rest Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
 

Vegan Kani(Imitation Crab)

Salad

  • 1 cup carrot (About 1 medium-sized carrot), peeled and very thinly julienned into about 3 inch long pieces
  • 1 cup english cucumber (About 1/2 of a large cucumber), peeled, seeds removed, and thinly julienned into about 3 inch long pieces
  • 1 cup mango (About 1/2 of a large mango), peeled and thinly julienned into about 3 inch long pieces

Spicy Mayo Dressing

Garnishes

  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Japanese panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp black and white sesame seeds

Instructions
 

Vegan Kani(Imitation Crab)

  • Cut the hearts of palm into thin strips that are about 1/4 inch thick. Place them in a medium-sized bowl and set them to the side.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients into a small bowl and mix until completely smooth. Pour this marinade over the shredded hearts of palm and gently toss to coat them evenly. Place this in the refrigerator and let it marinate for at least one hour, but overnight is always best!

Salad

  • Once the vegan Kani has finished marinating, you can prep the rest of the salad! First, cut the carrot, cucumber, and mango into thin strips, similar to the strips of hearts of palm. Then, place them, along with the vegan Kani, in a large bowl. Set aside and make the dressing.

Spicy Mayo Dressing

  • Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and stir until well combined.

How to Assemble & Garnish the Salad

  • Pour the dressing into the bowl of salad ingredients. Gently toss everything until well combined.
  • Evenly sprinkle over the panko breadcrumbs. Then, layer across the sliced avocado. Lastly, sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Enjoy!
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