Italian Crab Seafood Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

I had a very similar salad in Little Italy near the Baltimore Harbor. It was fabulous! This is the closest I have come to it. This is pretty darn good too! A wonderful summertime salad! Serve as an appetizer salad, a side salad, light lunch or for brunch. It makes a very nice presentation and will be sure to impress guests. :) P.S. Do not substitute canned crabmeat or imitation it will not taste the same!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente, 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Rinse, drain and set aside.
  3. Pick through crab discarding any pieces of shells.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the crab, mayonnaise, buttermilk, onions, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder Old bay, parsley and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the pasta shells and mix again.
  6. Cover and chill overnight.
  7. Serve on lettuce leaves.
Most Helpful

My son made this for the Mem. Day BBQ. It was superb!!

ron1945 June 02, 2010

This recipe has potential but for us it seemed like it was missing something. I had a container of lump crab meat I wanted to use up and wanted something light. This recipe was easy to make but I wasn't sure how much old bay as it only says 1/2. I followed other reviewers suggestions and added 1/2 tablespoon. Hubby added some salt to the mixture but said he thought it could have used celery and carrots. This is a good starter recipe.

bmcnichol June 23, 2008