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Fruity Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

Fruity Crab Pasta Salad Recipe

A sweet ginger dressing spices up this tasty medley of oranges, grapes, crabmeat and pasta. “It’s an ideal warm-weather entree,” says Darlene Jurek of Foley, Minnesota.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3/4 cup uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/4 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1/4 cup halved seedless green grapes
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a small bowl, combine the pasta, crab, oranges and grapes.
  • 2. Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, honey and ginger; pour over salad and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 322 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

Reviews for Fruity Crab Pasta Salad

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Reviewed Jan. 14, 2014

"I thought this was a wonderful pasta salad and it's my new favorite. This was the 1st time I've paired crab, pasta, and fruit... what a combination! This will be a great addition to my recipe collection."

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"Both my husband/I love crab salad. Had never thought about adding fruit before; very clever idea. Grapes are one of our favorite summer treats, so we will definitely be enjoying this all summer long. Thank you for sharing recipe, Darlene. KathyJ."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2012

"Very tasty. The ginger was a little too strong for my husband. Will adjust next time. Had it for dinner with a small bowl of Navy Bean Soup."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"This recipe was easy to prepare and perfect for packing in a cooler to take with us. Read my full review here"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.