Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

I came up with this recipe about 15 years ago, I make it for potlucks and such and its always cleaned up quick. takes a bit of time for chopping and such but is worth every bit of it. This makes a large batch, but can be cut in half for smaller appetites. Tastes even better when made a day ahead.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water till cooled. Drain well.
  2. Blend mayo and zesty Italian dressing until smooth and creamy.
  3. Coarsely chop crabmeat.
  4. Toss pasta, crab, shrimp, green onions, peas,and black olives. Toss with dressing until well mixed and chill.
Most Helpful

We loved this - I omitted the shrimp due to my allergies and added some Mrs Dash for extra flavor but otherwise kept as is. It got great reviews and will be a regular addition to our BBQ routines. Thanks!

stacylu August 21, 2005

This recipe was great, although I did make a few changes. I didn't have any crab or peas, so that didn't make it in. I added a can of marinated artichoke hearts and some steamed red bellpepper. Instead of zesty italian, I used house italian, not sure if that made a big difference. This recipe was very easy to make. Easy to add my own changes as well. Thank you so much for the idea!

piegrrl22 June 21, 2005