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Crab and Orzo Salad

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars
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"This salad is a great addition to that summertime BBQ"
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 431
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo, and cook 11 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and place in the refrigerator about 1 hour, until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together orzo, crabmeat, tomatoes, carrot, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and green onions.
  3. In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise, chili sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Pour over the orzo mixture, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 431 calories; 16.4 46.3 25.1 64 910 Full nutrition

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I thought this was great. We had lump crab from Trader Joes (the canned kind) and decided to use it for this salad. The only difference I made was to add 1.5 tsp more of the chili powder and m...

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I loved the idea of the "Crab Louis" style of this and looked forward to this twist with the orzo. Unfortunately, I was let down. While this was edibible, it certainly wasn't memorable. I taste...

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I thought this was great. We had lump crab from Trader Joes (the canned kind) and decided to use it for this salad. The only difference I made was to add 1.5 tsp more of the chili powder and m...

I loved the idea of the "Crab Louis" style of this and looked forward to this twist with the orzo. Unfortunately, I was let down. While this was edibible, it certainly wasn't memorable. I taste...

A great idea but a little too "crabby" for my taste. If you like a seafood "cocktail" kind of taste, this one's for you. Might be better served over fresh greens, maybe with some cold boiled s...

This is a tasty and refreshing salad. Easy to prepare and delicious. When I make this again, I will use slightly less green onion and I will add a pinch of Old Bay seasoning. It is great as i...

I left out the carrots. It turned out great. It would look real nice for a Christmas buffet, and it's tastie !

I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a teaspoon of chipotle seasoning that gave it a good kick. it was awesome!

Made with Heinen's cooked lobster meat because they didn't have crab. Added Old Bay as reviewers suggested. Used 2x the lemon juice called for and more hot sauce. Very good! Served with devi...

I've made this numerous times for special events and large gatherings and everyone loves it!

Delicious and refreshing and I used the imitation crab meat.