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Crab & Veggie Pasta Salad - Recipe

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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Crab & Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe
  • 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.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Container: Large serving bowl
-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