Caribbean Crabmeat Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


13 servings (3/4 cup each)

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
This tart, sweet salad adds a delightful blend of colors and flavors to any table. —Patrisha Thompson, Sterling, Colorado
Caribbean Crabmeat Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups uncooked tricolor spiral pasta
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 3/4 pound imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a serving bowl, combine the pineapple, crab, red and jalapeno peppers and cilantro.
  2. Drain and rinse pasta in cold water; add to crab mixture. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Chill until serving.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 148 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.