Crab Pasta Salad


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!

6 servings


  • 12 ounces uncooked tri-color spiral pasta

  • 1 head fresh broccoli, cut into florets

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • ½ cup chopped fresh chives

  • 8 ounces imitation crabmeat

  • 2 cups balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing


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

  2. 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 (per serving)

526 Calories
26g Fat
65g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 526
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 1302mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 23%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 97mg 483%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 696mg 15%

* 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.