Creatively Delicious Seafood Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.
Most Helpful

Very Good!! Thank You!

Beansy April 27, 2009

Good pasta salad. For the dressing I used the dill and also added some Mrs. Dash. I mixed all the ingredients together and subbed lobster for the crab. I didn't mix the lobster in but placed it on top. Made for the Babes of ZWT4.

Kim127 July 05, 2008

Great pasta salad! The dressing was perfect and I used fresh dill and a bit of basil. As to the seafood, I added less crab (so expensive here - I only got 1 small can), but I did also add some smoked salmon and tiny, pre-cooked shrimp. We all loved it. Made for Canada Day!

evelyn/athens July 01, 2008