Crab & Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

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A tasty pasta salad the makes a great side to any grilled or roasted meat. It makes a large salad that is perfect for taking to potlucks or family gatherings. Also, makes a nice dinner salad for those nights you want to eat a little lighter.
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  • 1 package Multi-colored spiral pasta
  • 1 quart veggies of choice, chopped or grated, such as: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, squash, onion, grape tomatoes or red or green peppers.
  • 1 cup mayonnaise or miracle whip
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 cup vinaigrette salad dressing (Small bottle)
  • 1 pound Imitation crab meat, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 3/4 cup whole green olives
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons basil
Container: Large serving bowl
1 hr
10 mins
  • Cook pasta as directed - do not overcook; drain well.
  • Chop veggies and place in large bowl. Put drained pasta directly over veggies and pour the salad dressing over the pasta. Let stand 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Mix mayonnaise, cheese, crab meat, black olives and green olives together; mix in with the vegetables and pasta.
  • Sprinkle with garlic and basil; mix gently.
  • Best to let set overnight in refrigerator. May add more mayonnaise or dressing, if desired.
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"I was a little leary of mixing vinaigrette with miracle whip in the same salad because I was not sure how that would taste but it turned out a lot better than expected. I also wasn't sure about the basil being added but again it was ok. I should have halved the recipe for just us but it would be a nice size to take to a potluck."
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