Crab Pasta Salad - Quick - Easy - Anytime

A Crab Pasta Salad Recipe is just a simple seafood salad recipe that is sooo easy to make. If you don’t have fresh cooked crab meat on hand - you can use canned crab meat, or even imitation crab meat, if you prefer.

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With just a few common ingredients you can turn a bit of seafood into a great simple salad recipe for a hearty lunch or an appetizer for dinner.

Seafood is very filling, so a little goes a long way, especially in a salad.

Crab Pasta Salad


  • 1 Cup (240 ml) pasta (any small size)
  • 1 Pound (450 gr) crab meat - flaked
  • 1/2 Cup (120 ml) sweet peppers (green,yellow or red)
  • 3 celery stalks - diced
  • 1/2 Cup (120 ml) green onion - diced
  • 1/4 Cup (60 ml) sliced black olives (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup (60 ml) red onion - thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup (120 ml) real mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) sour cream
  • 1/2 Tsp (2.5 ml) dill weed
  • Dash of poppy seeds (optional)


1. Boil the pasta in a medium sized pot according to package directions. DO NOT over cook. Drain and immediately rinse with cold running water.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together until well blended.

3. Add the cooled pasta and stir to combine.

4. Chill before serving. (Best if made a day ahead and refrigerated over night)

Yield Makes 4-6 servings


You can substitute cooked shrimp or lobster meat for the crab meat.

Did you know that around every full moon during the summer months, the land crab comes out of hiding and marches towards the shorelines all across South Florida. This seasonal spawning ritual isn't nearly as massive as it used to be decades ago, when Floridians recall stretches of highway covered in crushed crab carcasses.

But even today, with fewer of them around, the migration remains a curiosity — science has no definitive answer.

Absolutely nothing about the land crab qualifies it as cute, BUT they sure do taste good.

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