Shrimp and Crab Pasta Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a recipe that was going around in the 70's. I use 1 cup fresh seafood for each of the canned ingredients now, but I'm posting this as it is on my old recipe card. This is a base recipe, and very versatile. You can add seasonings, fresh herbs, sweet pickle relish, etc. I use tri- colored spiral pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix seafood and lemon juice.
  2. Combine all ingredients. Refrigerate over night.
Most Helpful

This is SUCH a GREAT salad! I took your advice and used fresh shrimp and crab and it really makes the salad. I made as posted otherwise and got rave reviews from my guests. Thank you so much for suggesting it to me ~ it's now one of our favorites!

Lvs2Cook August 10, 2010

This is lucious! A great summer salad that can be made up earlier in the day. We loved the "crunch" of the water chestnuts (I quartered them). I served it on top of lettuce leaves. Thanks for sharing this delightful salad. Can't wait to make it again.

Merlot July 10, 2007

A simple recipe that can be adjusted to suit taste and takes a matter of minutes to prepare. I increased the lemon juice and added in chopped celery, lots of black pepper for this, don't omit the chestnuts! thanks for a great recipe Dee!...Kitten:)

Kittencal@recipezazz November 09, 2005