Crab pasta salad

Crab pasta salad


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About this recipe: 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.


Serves: 6 

  • 300g uncooked orzo pasta
  • 450g cooked crab meat
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium red pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 175g mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons chilli sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 drops hot pepper sauce

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:11min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr31min 

  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add orzo and cook 11 minutes or until al dente. Drain and place in the refrigerator about 1 hour, until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together orzo, crab meat, tomatoes, carrot, red pepper, green pepper and spring onions.
  3. In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise, chilli sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Pour over the orzo mixture and toss to coat.

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