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Creatively Delicious Seafood Pasta Salad

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“Make the dressing/sauce, then get creative and try some substitutions with the other ingredients. What's listed here is the "basic" recipe. ANOTHER IDEA: Leave out the pasta, and cut the dressing in half to use for seafood roll-ups or wraps.”
READY IN:
30mins
SERVES:
8-12
YIELD:
1 large bowl
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients; set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse with cool water, drain again; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, toss remaining ingredients; add cooled & drained pasta, toss again.
  4. Spoon dressing over the tossed crab & pasta, stir well to coat everything.
  5. Can be chilled at this point, or served at room temperature.
  6. Leftovers should be kept refrigerated & eaten within a day or so.
  7. VARIATIONS: Shrimp, green olives, fresh mushrooms, minced red onion, minced bell pepper (colorful!), fresh or frozen (thawed) peas, a dab of curry powder for color & flavor, salt & pepper to taste.

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