This is a wonderfully simple, delicious recipe! It is always a big hit when I make it at home. Do not be alarmed at the bottle size for the salad dressing, the pasta soaks it up!

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Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse.

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  • In a large bowl combine the broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, chives, crabmeat and pasta. Pour entire bottle of oil and vinegar salad dressing over all and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

526 calories; protein 14.1g 28% DV; carbohydrates 64.6g 21% DV; fat 25.9g 40% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 1301.5mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2003
Christy,I tried this recipe. But by accident I bought a Dressing called Henderickson's. It's a Sweet Vinegar & Olive Oil Dressing. It was heaven! Everyone loved it. I think the sweetness along with the Tang of Vinegar is the key. It's a Fat Free dressing. But don't let that scare any one away. You'll be very delighted. Thanks for the Great recipe. Terry in Mo. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
The dressing over powers the flavor of the crab and 2 cups is too much. But I will make again with less dressing. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2003
Christy,I tried this recipe. But by accident I bought a Dressing called Henderickson's. It's a Sweet Vinegar & Olive Oil Dressing. It was heaven! Everyone loved it. I think the sweetness along with the Tang of Vinegar is the key. It's a Fat Free dressing. But don't let that scare any one away. You'll be very delighted. Thanks for the Great recipe. Terry in Mo. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2007
Good stuff! Especially on a hot summer day. I did change the recipe a bit for my taste. I add 16 oz of crab meat instead of 8 oz. I also used less cauliflower & broccoli, and opted for 3 tomatos instead of 2. Delicious. I too added honey to the dressing to give it a sweet and tangy punch... yummers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2003
I made this for a bridal shower recently and it was a sure hit. I didn't have any Italian dressing on hand so I mixed in olive oil spiced Balsmic vinegar (garlic with sun-dried tomatoes) with a hint of spicy mustard dressing. It was really good! The imitation crab and crunchy veggies was the best part. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2003
This is a great summer salad. I especially like the crab. I use Paul Newmans Balsamic Vinagar Dressing. i tried another but it just didn't give it the flavor it needed. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
The dressing over powers the flavor of the crab and 2 cups is too much. But I will make again with less dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2007
This was yummy. I made it the way it was described I just added a bit more crab. I took it to work for salad day and everyone loves it!! This is my new pasta salad! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/20/2005
Agreed it just needs a little more umph. Added some sea salt and that helped bring out the flavor. Hmmmm.... Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2006
This was good. But it did lack something. I tried salt and cheese that didn't help. It's a good church picnic food. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/23/2003
This did not have enough crab for my clan. I don't think I will make it again. It just didn't suit us. But thanks for the recipe. I'll keep looking for that crab salad recipe. Read More
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