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Pea 'n' Crab Pasta Salad

Rated as 4.68 out of 5 Stars

"This pretty pasta salad is jazzed up with crabmeat, spinach and peas. With crumbled feta and just the right amount of Italian dressing, it makes a hearty side dish or a satisfying main course served with bread alongside. -Test Kitchen"
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Ingredients

30 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the spinach, peas and crab. Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Stir into spinach mixture. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: 1 cup (prepared with fat-free salad dressing) equals 198 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 310 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 very lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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Most helpful positive review

Very good, simple salad. I have made several versions of this recipe including adding mayo (don't add too much!) and substituting an asian ginger dressing for the italian dressing. Good with rea...

Most helpful critical review

It needs some red onions or other counterpoint to the sweetness of the crab and peas. I used a great tangy Italian dressing, but still didn't love this recipe.

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Very good, simple salad. I have made several versions of this recipe including adding mayo (don't add too much!) and substituting an asian ginger dressing for the italian dressing. Good with rea...

This recipe is fabulous! I omitted the spinach only because my fiance doesn't eat it. I used Ken's Northern Italian with Basil and Romano dressing- delicious! I also included a spoonful of Ma...

My mother-in-law makes a pea and crab salad w/mayo that I love, but I think this one is even better! I made a triple batch for a party and I barely had enough left for lunch the next day. I al...

GREAT STUFF! I served it for dinner then at the leftovers for lunch for 2 days! Yummy!

This is an awesome and simple salad. I've made it both with and without the feta, depending upon whether I remember to buy it, and it's delicious either way. My husband is absolutely addicted ...

This is such a simple and delicious pasta salad! I skipped the feta cheese because I don't care for it, and I used small shell pasta instead of medium. These were the only changes I made, and th...

It needs some red onions or other counterpoint to the sweetness of the crab and peas. I used a great tangy Italian dressing, but still didn't love this recipe.

Really good! I used frozen spinach instead of fresh, but I still think it was delicious. The only thing I didn't have was feta but I will definitely try it next time!

This is amazing! I just put it together and I can tell already it will make great leftovers! :D It would be great as a main dish with a soft dinner rolls on the side. I added a 1/2 red onion...