Kani Salad (Japanese Crab Salad)

This Kani Salad is creamy yet light and full of flavor. It has all the healthy goodness from the mango, avocado, cucumber too!

Kani Salad

A buffet a week ago (my cousin Rome’s birthday treat) and another one last Sunday (for an advance Father’s Day celebration with the ILs) ! There seems to be a lot of celebration this month which I couldn’t avoid. Again,  the cravings were all there for sushi, nachos, and ice creams. and I ate to my heart’s content — because, hey, life is too short not to have any cheat days.

But  you know what, I felt really bad that night. My tummy felt heavy even on Monday morning. Even if I felt sluggish and weak, I summoned all my strength and will to do my regular work-out. I felt fine after that and swore I’m not eating buffet sometime soon.

It’s nearly my check-up with the doc and also the end of my three month journey. I was trying to avoid weighing myself since the first week of May but curiosity got the best of me. I stepped on the weighing scale this morning and found out I am now 150 lbs! Wow! I am more inspired and determined to keep this up not just until I reach my goal weight but to be able to maintain my health.

Health Journey Update

Start Date: March 23, 2017
Current Date: June 14, 2017

  • Starting Weight: 185 lbs
  • Current Weight: 150 lbs
  • Total Weight Lost: 35 lbs
  • Goal Weight: 130 lbs

I am back to healthy eating with a little dessert to keep me sane during lunch and working out every morning.

Kani Salad

I guess you can say I am in the mood for mostly Japanese food this month. My cravings were for sushi and sashimi. And I made Baked Chicken and Fish Katsu and Miso Soup the other day. Now, I’m eating Kani Salad for two straight days already.

I think this Kani Salad is pretty healthy. It’s made with lots of lettuce, mango, avocado, cucumber, and imitation kani strips. The dressing is japanese mayo, known for being rich and creamy , but I chose the 50% fat free one so it has less fat and calories.

I will be sharing with you my full health journey at www.mommypeach.com before the month ends. Stay tuned.



Kani Salad

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 8 pieces crab sticks (imitation crab)
  • 1 cucumber, cut lengthwise and then sliced thinly
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 avocado removed from skin and cut into cubes
  • your favorite kind of lettuce cut into pieces or shredded
  • 2 tbsp orange ebiko roe for garnish
  • 2 tbsp shredded nori for garnish
  • japanese mayo (50% less fat)


  1. If crab sticks are frozen, Place in a bowl with 1/4 cup water and heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Let cool and peel them into thin strips.
  2. In a salad bowl or a plate, layer the lettuce, peeled crabsticks, mango cubes, avocado cubes, and cucumber.
  3. Drizzle with japanese mayo and garnish with orange ebiko roe and shredded nori on top
  4. Enjoy

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9 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing this amazing and the full of nutrition recipe called Kani Salad. I always prefer salad for a healthy body and for dieting as well. But this is the first time I have tried Japanese Carb Salad and It was extremely delicious. Looking for a next salad recipe.

  2. Congratulations on you weight loss!!! You look great Peachy!! Eating wonderful food like this crab salad makes dieting a breeze I’m sure. 🙂

  3. That looks so fresh and delicious. Honestly, anything that has avocado is a huge yes in my book. Yum, yum!!! Sounds fab.

  4. This looks sooo delicious! I love trying new recipes like this that don’t involve just meat

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Hi, Peachy here!

I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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