Recipe by SWIZZLESTICKS
"This salad is a great addition to that summertime BBQ"
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1 1/2 cups
uncooked orzo pasta
roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
carrot, peeled and diced
red bell pepper, diced
green bell pepper, diced
green onions, chopped
hot pepper sauce
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 more lemon juice, about 1 T more. You can adjust the dressing to your taste while keeping the mayo amount the same. We loved this! Made it twice. Oh and on one occasion, we added a little bit of corn kernals. Another great addition is to add some Old Bay Seasoning. My husband preferred it this way.
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 tasted too much of the peppers and not enough of the dressing. Overall, the salad was rather nondescript, not exactly bursting with flavor, though it IS pretty and colorful. I used fresh lump crab meat and, since it is expensive, regret that I used it in a dish that was "just okay."
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 is, though!
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 shrimp and sliced tomatoes on the side?
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Crab and Orzo Salad
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 148
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