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 !
Delicious and refreshing and I used the imitation crab meat.
I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a teaspoon of chipotle seasoning that gave it a good kick. it was awesome!
Delicious! We made this, almost exactly following the recipe. Rather than use real crab, we decided to opt for imitation because we personally like the flavor more. Also, we used Sriracha, about a full tablespoon, and omitted salt. Even my 3 year old, who hates fish, absolutely loves this!
* 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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