Spicy Tomato Pasta Salad

Recipe by Terri Juwan

This is a great make-ahead summer salad for a crowd. If you don't like it spicy, omit the crab boil. If you like it REALLY spicy, use liquid crab boil--but only an ounce or two.

Top Review by Andi of Longmeadow

Went together easily, and was delicious too! I did make it with the crab boil, and it was only a bit spicy, not hot spicy. Actually the perfect touch. I used chopped raw broccoli instead of cucumbers, (didn't have) a winner of a recipe. Thank you!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour Italian dressing into large bowl and add dry ranch dressing mix, stirring well.
  2. Add diced cucumbers, sliced tomatoes, olives and basil, cover and marinate a couple of hours.
  3. In a large pot, place enough water for pasta and drop crab boil bag into water.
  4. When water comes to boil, place pasta into water and cook until almost done, then turn heat off, add the frozen shrimp and let sit in crab boil water until pasta is tender.
  5. Drain shrimp and pasta mixture into a large bowl.
  6. Pour dressing mixture over pasta and shrimp, mixing well.
  7. Cover and let chill before serving--overnight is even better.

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