Summer Seafood Pasta Salad

5 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

This recipe is mostly a guideline. Use shrimp, crab, crawfish tails, or chunks of fish as available or desired.


1 pound Pasta; - Shells, Farfelle, or other
1 pound Fresh crabmeat; - or imitation
1 pound Shrimp; - frozen salad shrimp
4 large Scallions; - diagonally sliced
1 medium Yellow pepper; - or orange
4 large Hard-boiled eggs; - optional
10 medium Cherry tomatoes; - cut in half
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves Garlic; - crushed
1/2 bunch Fresh italian parsley
1/3 cup Vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon Garlic; chopped
1 teaspoon Dry italian seasoning
1 dash salt; to taste
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



How to Prepare Salad

Cook pasta and cool in a glass bowl. Heat olive oil in a skillet. Add shrimp and saute until the shrimp are pink and tender...about three minutes. Add scallions and garlic to shrimp and toss lightly. Remove heat and set aside. You can skip this step if you are using frozen, cooked shrimp.

Cut peppers into 1-inch pieces. Cut tomatoes in half and cut three boiled eggs in slices. Add peppers, tomatoes and eggs to the pasta. Add 1 pound of fresh crabmeat that has already been checked for shells into bowl with pasta. Add cooked shrimp, scallions and garlic mixture to the bowl with pasta. Pour dressing over salad and toss until mixed. Garnish with parsley and refrigerate.

How to Prepare Dressing:

Pour 1/3 cup vinegar, 1 cup olive oil, 1 tsp. chopped garlic, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste into a jar with a lid. Shake and pour over salad. Alternatively you can use bottled Italian dressing.

Allow salad to marinate for at least 30 minutes while chilling. Serve cold on a bed of lettuce.

Alternative dressing:

Use mayo, cider vinegar, sugar, salt & pepper to make a thin coleslaw dressing,

Frozen peas and carrots can also be added to this salad if desired.


This is a great hot-weather dish. I generally try to get as many different colors into the dish as I can.

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presented on a bed of lettuce

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Delicious! We enjoyed this very much and this will find it's way into my office lunch regularly!
larkinglesby 3y ago

Very good will make again!
Iphoneone 4y ago

This was amazing. I was looking for something cool to make when our A/C went out and it was 97 degrees outside. This was so incredibly delicious. Kids and hubby all ate it up!!
BimboBaggins 4y ago

This is a great hot-weather dish. I generally try to get as many different colors into the dish as I can. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 5y ago

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