Creamy Crab Pasta Salad

    27 min

    Crab and pasta shells are tossed with a creamy seasoned sauce in this summer salad.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 3/4 (500g) pack conchiglie rigate (pasta shells)
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) half fat soured cream
    • 100ml (4 fl oz) light mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 tablespoon honey
    • 1/2 tablespoon mustard
    • small handful chopped fresh dill
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 450g (1 lb) cooked crab meat
    • 1/2 red pepper, diced
    • 1/2 green pepper, diced
    • handful chopped spring onions

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Cook pasta according to pack instructions; drain and set aside to cool.
    2. In a bowl, blend the soured cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, honey, mustard and dill. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked pasta, soured cream mixture, crab meat, red pepper, green pepper and spring onions. Cover and chill until serving.

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    This was really good. I don't like peppers so I ommited them. I added hard boiled eggs, can't have a pasta salad without eggs. I did'nt have honey mustard so I added 1T honey and 1 T yellow mustard. The crab went really well with the dressing mixture. I will make this one again. Thanks for sharing with us.  -  05 Jun 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent recipe. I used "Lemon-Dilly" seasonings in place of the fresh dill and it turned out great. I also added some cucumber to the mix. Next time I would reduce the amount of noodles used to make it creamier. After sitting overnight, the noodles were a bit dry. Rave reviews from friends. Definitely a keeper!  -  31 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I read some of the previous reviews, so I doubled the sauce, added garlic, celery & hard boilded eggs. It was great!  -  27 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)