More Great Recipes: Appetizer | Lunch | Main Dish | Misc. Salad

Fantastic Seafood Pasta Salad Or Vegetarian Chickpea Pasta Salad

User Avatar
Member since 2007

Serves 6-8 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time


1/2 lb imitation crabmeat, shredded & chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup red onions, finely diced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1/8 cup green peppers, finely chopped
1/8 cup green onion tops, sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3 hard-boiled eggs, peeled, chopped
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, finely crumbled
4 cups cooked small shell pasta, prepared according to package
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon season salt

Cook pasta shells, once cooked according to package directions; set aside and let cool.

In a small bowl mix together mayonnaise, ranch dressing, lemon juice, lemon pepper, and garlic powder and season salt; mix well.

In a large bowl mix together imitation crab meat, celery, green pepper, green onion, chopped boiled eggs, finely crumbled cheddar cheese, and pasta shells; mix well.

Mix pasta mixture with dressing mixture make sure it is mixed well and all pasta is covered by dressing mixture. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour prier to serving.

Notes: Can be served either as a salad, on a bed of lettuce, on split croissants or my favorite--a roasted tomato and onion bagel.

Pairs Well With


A great tasting pasta salad that goes great as a side dish with almost anything. I like to make it to take to picnics and potlucks. It also makes a great just anytime snack. Even my kids love this one. Please Enjoy!

This recipe also taste great without the imitation crabmeat..... It makes a great vegetarian pasta salad aswell just replace the imitation crabmeat with chickpeas....

Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter
Pecan Cookie Waffles with Honey-Cinnamon Butter