Recipe by Christy Getts
"This is a wonderfully simple, delicious recipe! It is always a big hit when I make it at home. Do not be alarmed at the bottle size for the salad dressing, the pasta soaks it up!"
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uncooked tri-color spiral pasta
fresh broccoli, cut into florets
cauliflower, broken into small florets
chopped fresh chives
balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
Christy,I tried this recipe. But by accident I bought a Dressing called Henderickson's.
It's a Sweet Vinegar & Olive Oil Dressing. It was heaven! Everyone loved it. I think the sweetness along with the Tang of Vinegar is the key. It's a Fat Free dressing. But don't let that scare any one away. You'll be very delighted. Thanks for the Great recipe.
Terry in Mo.
The dressing over powers the flavor of the crab and 2 cups is too much. But I will make again with less dressing.
Good stuff! Especially on a hot summer day. I did change the recipe a bit for my taste. I add 16 oz of crab meat instead of 8 oz. I also used less cauliflower & broccoli, and opted for 3 tomatos instead of 2. Delicious. I too added honey to the dressing to give it a sweet and tangy punch... yummers!
I made this for a bridal shower recently, and it was a sure hit. I didn't have any Italian dressing on hand, so I mixed in olive oil, spiced Balsmic vinegar (garlic with sun-dried tomatoes) with a hint of spicy mustard dressing. It was really good! The imitation crab and crunchy veggies was the best part.
This is a great summer salad. I especially like the crab. I use Paul Newmans Balsamic Vinagar Dressing. i tried another but it just didn't give it the flavor it needed.
This was yummy. I made it the way it was described I just added a bit more crab. I took it to work for salad day and everyone loves it!! This is my new pasta salad!
This was good. But it did lack something. I tried salt and cheese, that didn't help. It's a good church picnic food.
Agreed it just needs a little more umph. Added some sea salt and that helped bring out the flavor. Hmmmm....
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Crab Pasta Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 233
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