Crab and Orzo Salad


This salad is a great addition to that summertime BBQ

Crab and Orzo Salad on white square plate
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups uncooked orzo pasta

  • 1 pound cooked crabmeat

  • 4 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 3 tablespoons chili sauce

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce


  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
16g Fat
46g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 431
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 910mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 54mg 269%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 649mg 14%

* 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.