Simple Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

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A quick-and-easy crab salad you can throw together when you need a tasty dish to serve. This salad can be served as a side dish or as a main course for a light and simple meal.
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  • 12 ounces small shell pasta
  • 8 ounces imitation crab meat
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise plus 1 or 2 more tablespoons if needed
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  • Prepare the pasta according to directions on the package; drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Dice the crab meat into bite size pieces; then dice the celery into small pieces. Drain the juice off the olives.
  • Combine the pasta and all other ingredients together in a large bowl; stir in the 3/4 cup of mayonnaise.
  • Stir until all ingredients are evenly coated with the mayonnaise. If salad seems a little dry, add 1 or 2 more tablespoons of mayonnaise.
  • Place in the refrigerator and allow to chill before serving.
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simple crab pasta salad

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"Mmm good and simple recipe, I add some diced tomatoes also, was a perfect side dish, and delicious."
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"We had this last night for a light dinner. It was great. Easy to make and just the right mixture of ingredients. We had this salad with a slice of our favorite bread and that was enough for a nice simple meal."
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