Mediterranean Seafood Salad Recipe -
Mediterranean Seafood Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mediterranean Seafood Salad

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"Black olives marry with the seafood fantastically, the unique dressing dazzles, and cheese pleases everyone."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and place pasta in a large bowl. Stir in crabmeat, celery, and olives. Mix in mayonnaise, Catalina dressing, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and Dijon. Stir in Cheddar cheese, cover, and chill at least 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2007

I am continually frustrated by people who provide a rating for a recipe but yet state that they "changed some of the ingredients". They are not providing a review for the listed recipe, but instead one of their own. I did try the Mediterranean Seafood Salad and prepared it exactly as specified. It is excellent and doesn't need to be changed in any way. It is very tasty and I'll be using this recipe again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 24, 2006

This was pretty good. I did make some adjustments for my family. Instead of Catelina dressing I used Ranch. I also added 1/2 cup sour cream.

Aug 06, 2008

I would actually give this one about 3.5 stars but am rounding up due to the rating scale. The recipe was better than store bought salads and was on par with decent restaurant food. There was WAAAAYYYY too much mayo used in the recipe. Next time I would cut the mayo down to about 1 cup, maybe even 3/4 of a cup. There also wasn't enough pasta to balance out the abundant amount of mayo. If you are going to keep the mayonaisse the same I would add another 1/2 to 3/4 cup of dried pasta. If you bring the mayo down I would still add about another 1/4 cup of pasta. The taste was good for an imitation crab salad. The Worcestershire and hot sauce give it a nice tang. If you want more spice I would hold up on the hot sauce and add more dijon or Worcestershire instead, they will give it a kick with a stronger flavor. If you just want that burning on your tounge sensation go with the hot sauce or add a couple teaspoons of minced raw onion. With a few changes I believe this recipe could be a solid 4 (perhaps higher).

May 07, 2011

excellent wouldn't change a thing. I cant believe people give a low rating after they have not followed the recipe. Those people should keep their comments to themselves or send their own recipes in. Jt's rude

Nov 16, 2009

Very good! I added Thousand Island dressing instead of Catalina. I didn't use dijon mustard, I used yellow. I didn't add the olives or the cheese. It's pretty basic, but I think that my kids and my guests are going to enjoy this with a lettuce salad.

Jan 15, 2009

I actually made this with Ranch like a previously mentioned comment and it was NASTY. I'm pregnant and the smell was horrendous and lingered in my kitchen and fridge for days. It might have just been me... but you've been warned!

Dec 14, 2010

Very good. I used Greek Vinagrette for the dressing instead. Gotta love feta cheese and oregano.

Oct 21, 2010

I've made this lots of of my fav. things to make! I slice my olives & add Miracle Whip instead of Mayonnaise...i've never added the Dijon mustard b/c I don't have it around but it didn't taste like anything was missing. I always use the crab meat. VERY GOOD RECIPE, Thanks for sharing!!!


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  • Calories
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 35.3 g
  • 54%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 9.9 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 935 mg
  • 37%

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

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