Catelli Bistro California Sushi Pasta Salad with Pickled Ginger Dressing


The flavours of a traditional California sushi roll are adapted for this light and fresh pasta salad. Perfect for summer dining al fresco.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (375 g) package Catelli Bistro® Tri-Colour Rotini

  • 8 ounces surimi crabmeat, shredded

  • 1 cup chopped cucumber

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled ginger

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 ripe avocado, diced

  • 1 sheet nori, toasted and torn


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water; transfer to large bowl. Add surimi, cucumber and green onions; toss with pasta.

  2. Whisk together canola oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ginger, sesame seeds and sesame oil. Drizzle dressing over pasta salad and toss to coat.

  3. Transfer to large serving platter. Top with avocado and toasted nori before serving.


For some added heat and authentic flavor, add 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of wasabi paste to dressing.

Sheets of nori can be found at the sushi counter in most grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
17g Fat
53g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 271mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.