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Crab Salad III Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Crab Salad III

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"This creamy and colorful salad is inexpensive and flavorful. Seashell macaroni and crab meat are dotted with a delicious blend of herbs, green pepper, olives, radishes, tomato and celery. If you don't have celery on hand, just substitute some celery seed instead for flavor!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; rinse with cold water and drain.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, artificial sweetener, garlic powder, dill, basil and oregano, adjusting seasonings to suit your taste.
  3. Add the pasta to the dressing and toss to coat. Add the crab, green pepper, onion, olives, radishes, tomato and celery and gently fold into the salad mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 02, 2004

I used fresh crab in this recipe. I omitted the olives and radishes, and used celery, whole grape tomatoes and green pepper. I also used green onion in place of the regular sweet or white onion. I made this for guests and it was a HUGE hit! I will definitely make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2011

I doubled the recipe but maybe shouldn't have doubled the spices. Was way too much dill weed. BF didn't like it at all. I had to try and fix it up the next day because it was too powerful. Next time I will not double to the recipe, and put less dill weed and hope it turns out better.

Aug 19, 2004

Very tasty and easy to put together. MUCH better the next day. As a matter of fact, I thought it was tasteless the first day and nearly threw it in the garbage! I was glad I didn't after pulling it out on day two and trying it again after the flavors had had a chance to blend. I used a larger package of imitation crab meat, green onions instead of white, omitted the tomato, subbed red bell pepper for radishes, and as another reviewer suggested, I used rice vinegar in place of the vinegar/lemon juice combo. I also added about a half tsp of sugar. Yummy on day two! Let it blend!

Apr 05, 2005

I took the suggestion of using rice vinegar instead of the lemon juice and white bell pepper instead of radishes and tomatoes...used helmans mayonaise... added some shrimp...used real crabmeat and sprinkled parmesean cheese on top it was a knock out at home and for the office gathering shared the recipe with four other people.....wonderful. I got one reply saying that she thought she was eating at a 5 star restaurant. excellent recipe..

Dec 31, 2003

This crab salad is wonderful! I did leave out the radishes, green pepper and the olives and opted for green onions instead of regular onions and also used shredded carrots. I also used a pinch of sugar instead of the sugar substitute. This was a hit with my family and a definite keeper! Thanks so much!

Feb 02, 2004

I think this is one of the best crab salads I have made, and my family agrees. I substituted carrots for radishes and used low fat mayo.

Sep 18, 2005

All I can say is WOW, this is a fantastic recipe! I did take some liberty; I omitted the radishes (seemed odd for this recipe) and added some chopped red pepper along with the green. I also threw in some chopped cooked shrimp, and used old bay instead of dill, and sugar instead of artificial. Don’t expect any leftovers if you take this to a picnic!

Oct 18, 2005

AMAZING! I didn’t have radish, celery, olives or dill weed and it STILL turned out great, so you can improvise if you don’t have everything at hand! As others said it was a great hit, and I'll definitely be doubling quantity next time! I halved the amount of onions though


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  • Calories
  • 287 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 18.1 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 558 mg
  • 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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