This quick and healthy crab roll sandwich recipe with quick pickles gets a spicy twist from gochujang, also called Korean chile paste, found in many large supermarkets and Asian markets. Other Asian condiments, such as slightly sweet hoisin sauce, spicy Sriracha or savory miso would work well too.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2016


Recipe Summary

30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk vinegar and salt in a medium bowl until the salt is dissolved. Add cucumber and toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Transfer the cucumber to a small bowl with a slotted spoon.

  • Discard all but 1 tablespoon of the vinegar; whisk in mayonnaise, gochujang and shallot. Add crab and gently stir to combine. Line each bun with lettuce and top with about 1/3 cup of the crab mixture and some cucumber slices.


Crab is available in a range of “grades.” For a sweeter flavor and more toothsome bite, choose a larger grade, such as jumbo or lump. All crabs from the U.S. and Canada are considered good choices for the environment. If you live in an area known for fresh crab, you may be able to get it freshly cooked from your seafood counter versus buying it in a can.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; protein 16.8g 34% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; sugars 6.9g; fat 13.3g 21% DV; saturated fat 2g 10% DV; cholesterol 45.8mg 15% DV; vitamin a iu 344.2IU 7% DV; vitamin c 1.4mg 2% DV; folate 22.6mcg 6% DV; calcium 95.4mg 10% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 42.1mg 15% DV; potassium 192.5mg 5% DV; sodium 731.3mg 29% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.