SEAFOOD PASTA SALAD

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SKU:
Seafodpastsl
Weight:
1.00 LBS

SEAFOOD PASTA SALAD

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time:10 MIN

cook time:25 MIN

total time:35 MIN

Seafood Pasta Salad is perfect for summer! Your favorite seafood and tons of fresh veggies are tossed in a zesty dressing with chewy pasta. Easy, filling, and so tasty!

INGREDIENTS:

    • 1 pound uncooked small pasta (macaroni, rotini, small shells, etc.)
    • 1 cup chopped fresh broccoli florets
    • ½ cup mayonnaise
    • ¼ cup Italian salad dressing
    • 2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 (8 ounce) or (10 ounce) package grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
    • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
    • ½ cup sliced scallions
    • 1 ½ cups chopped crab, shrimp, and/or lobster

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Bring 4 quarts water and 1 T. salt to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions for firm pasta (1 minute pasta al dente, usually 8 to 12 minutes depending on the exact noodle). Drain well and rinse with cold water.
  2. Meanwhile, bring 2 quarts water and 1 tsp. salt to a boil. Fill a medium bowl with cold water and ice. Blanch the broccoli quickly until bright green and tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge into the ice water to stop the cooking. Drain well.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, salad dressing, and Parmesan cheese. Stir in pasta, tomatoes, bell pepper, and scallions. Carefully fold in crab and stir until evenly coated. Chill until serving and refrigerate any leftovers.