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Fantastic Seafood Pasta Salad Or Vegetarian Chickpea Pasta Salad


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Serves 6-8 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time

Why I Love This Recipe

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....


Ingredients You'll Need

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


Directions

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.


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