Imitation crab meat and mini shrimp make for a wonderful pasta salad that everyone loves!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water to cool. Transfer to a large bowl, and set aside.

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  • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Pour over the pasta and stir to coat. Add the crab, shrimp, tomatoes, cucumber, black olives and bell pepper; mix gently to coat with the dressing. Taste, and adjust seasoning if desired. If the pasta is too dry, mix in more mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

446 calories; protein 14.2g 28% DV; carbohydrates 50.9g 16% DV; fat 20.6g 32% DV; cholesterol 38.5mg 13% DV; sodium 470.5mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2006
As I don't like canned shrimp I made this with frozen salad shrimp; I also thought the tiny canned type would be lost in the salad. Although Husband really enjoyed it he said he thought the shrimp could have been larger - he didn't really notice them. Other than that this isn't bad at all. It looks pretty too. Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2008
I thought this was only okay. I would definately use real shrimp next time. The tiny shrimp just seemed to get lost in the shuffle. I realize that the dressing was vinegar based but it was a little too much for my taste. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2006
As I don't like canned shrimp I made this with frozen salad shrimp; I also thought the tiny canned type would be lost in the salad. Although Husband really enjoyed it he said he thought the shrimp could have been larger - he didn't really notice them. Other than that this isn't bad at all. It looks pretty too. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2008
I've made this several times and it is a favorite of my family and coworkers. I use more crab meat and shrimp and either a green or red pepper. It is very savory and excellent after the flavors incorporate overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2007
We had a package of this pasta and a can of crab meat and needed a good recipe for pasta salad. I made this for my wife substituting some red onion for the green peppers and she absolutely loves it. It's a keeper! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2007
Excellent salad! The only change I made was using salad shrimp instead of canned. Make ahead of time and let the flavors mingle in the frige. I'll make this one again and again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/15/2008
I thought this was only okay. I would definately use real shrimp next time. The tiny shrimp just seemed to get lost in the shuffle. I realize that the dressing was vinegar based but it was a little too much for my taste. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/10/2009
Very bland and tasted like vinegar. I will not make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2008
I made this salad and it was fantastic and easy to make. My picky husband even liked it. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2011
I added creole seasoning and old bay and this turned out perfect!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/05/2010
This was pretty bland and had the strong taste of apple cider vinegar first. My teenage daughter did not like the apple cider vinegar taste. If it had more different seasonings in it we would have liked it more. Read More
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