Crab Salad III


This creamy and colorful salad is inexpensive and flavorful. Seashell macaroni and crab meat are dotted with a delicious blend of herbs, green pepper, olives, radishes, tomato and celery. If you don't have celery on hand, just substitute some celery seed instead for flavor!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups seashell pasta

  • 1 (12 ounce) package imitation crabmeat

  • 1 small green bell pepper, diced

  • 1 sweet onion, diced

  • ½ cup diced black olives

  • 5 radishes, diced

  • 1 tomato, seeded and diced

  • ½ cup diagonally sliced celery

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ packet artificial sweetener

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; rinse with cold water and drain.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, artificial sweetener, garlic powder, dill, basil and oregano, adjusting seasonings to suit your taste.

  3. Add the pasta to the dressing and toss to coat. Add the crab, green pepper, onion, olives, radishes, tomato and celery and gently fold into the salad mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
18g Fat
26g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 558mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* 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.