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Gazpacho Crab and Pasta Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 1/2cups
Prep 20 mins Chill 1 hr
Gazpacho Crab and Pasta Salad
Ingredients
  • 5  ounces  dried whole-grain medium shell macaroni (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1  recipe Spicy Tomato Dressing
  • 2  medium  tomatoes, seeded and chopped (1 cup)
  • 1  cup  chopped cucumber
  • 1  small  red sweet pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1  small  green sweet pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1/3  cup  slivered red onion
  • 1/4  cup  snipped fresh cilantro
  • 6  ounces  cooked crab meat, flaked, or 8 ounces cooked peeled small shrimp
Directions

1. Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain.

2. In a large bowl combine the pasta, Spicy Tomato Dressing, tomatoes, cucumber, sweet peppers, onion, and cilantro; toss to coat. Gently stir in crab meat. Chill for 1 hour or until ready to serve. To serve, divide salad among four serving plates.

From the Test KitchenTest Kitchen Tip:
  • If pasta absorbs dressing while chilling, add a little more low-sodium vegetable juice to moisten it.
Spicy Tomato Dressing
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  low-sodium vegetable juice
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1  tablespoon  red wine vinegar
  • 1  clove  garlic, minced
  • 1  teaspoon  smoked paprika
  • 1/4  teaspoon  cayenne pepper
Directions

1. In a screw-top combine vegetable juice, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, paprika and cayenne pepper. Cover and shake well until combined. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (Gazpacho Crab and Pasta Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 238,
  • Fat, total (g) 5,
  • chol. (mg) 38,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 36,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 6,
  • pro. (g) 12,
  • vit. A (IU) 2721,
  • vit. C (mg) 69,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 44,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 282,
  • Potassium (mg) 564,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Vegetables () 1,
  • Starch () 2,
  • Lean Meat () 1,
  • Fat () 1,
  • Carb Choice () 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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