This is the perfect side dish/salad for a summer BBQ. Orzo pasta, crab meat, plum tomatoes, carrot, peppers and spring onions are tossed with a tangy and spicy dressing.
I thought this was great. We had lump crab from Trader Joes (the canned kind) and decided to use it for this salad. The only difference I made was to add 1.5 tsp more of the chili powder and more lemon juice, about 1 T more. You can adjust the dressing to your taste while keeping the mayo amount the same. We loved this! Made it twice. Oh and on one occasion, we added a little bit of corn kernals. Another great addition is to add some Old Bay Seasoning. My husband preferred it this way. - 13 Jul 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I loved the idea of the "Crab Louis" style of this and looked forward to this twist with the orzo. Unfortunately, I was let down. While this was edibible, it certainly wasn't memorable. I tasted too much of the peppers and not enough of the dressing. Overall, the salad was rather nondescript, not exactly bursting with flavor, though it IS pretty and colorful. I used fresh lump crab meat and, since it is expensive, regret that I used it in a dish that was "just okay." - 19 May 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
A great idea but a little too "crabby" for my taste. If you like a seafood "cocktail" kind of taste, this one's for you. Might be better served over fresh greens, maybe with some cold boiled shrimp and sliced tomatoes on the side? - 04 Aug 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)