Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Crab Pasta Salad- YUM


Crab Pasta Salad
(allrecipes.com)
  • 2 cups uncooked medium shell pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup diced green pepper
  • 1/2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup creamy Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Directions:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. Place in a large bowl. Stir in crab, broccoli, green pepper, tomatoes and onions.
  2. Combining dressing ingredients; pour over salad and toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours before serving.




I didn't have "Creamy Italian" dressing so I used the following easy recipe to make some. it was great!


 Creamy Italian Dressing
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


Directions:


In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, and sugar. Season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.


This was a great summer salad!  Even Russell, who professes to hate imitation crab, ate this happily and enjoyed it thoroughly!  I loved this dressing too.  A keeper!  Hurray for quick summer salads on hot days!

1 comment:

T said...

oooh yum... I need some more salad recipes because it is too darn HOT to eat hot foods... of course, it's also too darn hot to boil pasta, but if I do it early in the day it might not kill me :)