These Asian-inspired chilled crab and cucumber bowls are going to knock your socks off. The tangy Paleo dressing is delicious and the generous sprinkle of furikake on top makes the whole dish! Enjoy a higher carbohydrate version with white rice or just opt for a bed entirely of shaved cucumbers.

Furikake Crab Bowls

My friend Alex asked me to create and share this recipe almost 3 years ago …now feels just like the right time! If you’re not familiar with furikake, I’ll fill you in. It’s a seasoning mix made with (at least the one I buy) a mixture of sesame seeds, sea salt, and seaweed. It’s DELICIOUS and you’re going to want to sprinkle it on everything. It’s mostly enjoyed on top of rice and sushi-like meals.

The dressing on this tasty dish is a mixture of rice wine vinegar, fresh lime juice, coconut aminos, and fish sauce. It’s darn delicious.

Furikake Crab Bowls

The most work involved in this dish is simply cooking the rice (if you eat rice) and then making the cucumber ribbons. For the ribbons, all I use is an everyday vegetable peeler and work my way across the length of a cucumber in smooth, even strokes.

To assemble, simply plate with a scoop of rice, a heap of ribbons, and the contents of a whole can of jumbo lump crab meat. Drizzle the top with the dressing, sprinkle with the furikake, and then garnish with fresh cilantro (if you like) and a 1/4 of an avocado. BAM! A delicous, refreshing, healthy meal is ready to go.

Furikake Crab Bowls

Furikake Crab Bowl

5 from 1 vote
By Cassy
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
These Asian-inspired chilled crab and cucumber bowls are going to knock your socks off. The tangy Paleo dressing is delicious and the generous sprinkle of furikake on top makes the whole dish! 


  • 1 large cucumber cut into long ribbons with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 cup cooked white rice optional
  • 6.5 ounces jumbo lump crab meat
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 avocado thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon furikake

for the dressing::

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fish sauce


  • Plate 2 bowls with the cucumber, rice, and crab meat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the dressing and then pour over the prepared crab bowl.
  • Garnish with the cilantro and 1/4 avocado, each. Sprinkle the top with furikake and either enjoy right away or chill until serving.


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 1237mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 323
Keyword: crab bowl, furikake crab bowl

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Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.

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  1. I just made this for the first time and its DELICIOUS! Also, that dressing could be used for just about anything- so versatile!! Definitely making it again. Thanks! 🙂

  2. I just made this and oh my it was so tasty! I loved it cold since it’s too hot to cook here. What a unique idea and satisfied my sushi cravings! Thanks Cassie!