Seafood Pasta Salad

Seafood Pasta Salad Recipe

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Alicia .

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@Shezzyla

My mom used to make this quite a bit. I've made a few of my own adjustments to make it a little more my own.

This recipe is really quick and easy, the most time consuming part of it is dicing up all the veggies, but with a food processor it can be done in no time.

Just a quick note, any pasta can be used for this, I just found that I prefer the tri-colored Rotini or shells.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
6
Prep:
35 Min

Ingredients

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1 box
tri-color rotini pasta or large shells pasta
1/2 c
finely diced onion
1/2 c
finely diced bell pepper
1 medium
celery stalk, diced fine
1 c
frozen sweet peas, thawed
1 medium
carrot, chopped fine
1 - 16 oz pkg
imitation crab meat
1 1/2 c
tiny cooked salad shrimp
1 c
low-fat mayonaise
1 1/2 tsp
lemon juice
1 dash(es)
lemon zest, grated
1/2 tsp
celery salt
1 tsp
garlic and herb seasoning
sprig(s)
small handful fresh parsley, chopped very fine, or approx 1 tablespoon dried parsley
dash(es)
salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Seafood Pasta Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1Cook the pasta according to directions, drain and cool completely.
  • 2Mix in a large bowl all the vegetables with mayo, lemon juice, zest, parsley and seasonings.
  • 3Gently stir in the noodles, imitation crab, and shrimp into the mix until evenly coated.
  • 4Chill completely, approx. 1-2 hours or overnight.
  • 5To make things easier and less to prep, I tried using frozen peas and carrots that had been thawed out. It was a good replace to chopping up carrots, just make sure it is completely thawed (if you use a microwave make sure it is cool when it goes in the salad) and you use approx 2 cups.

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