Recipes and Cooking Gazpacho Crab and Pasta Salad Be the first to rate & review! This crab pasta salad recipe makes a perfect warm-weather lunch or dinner. It tastes just like the refreshing chilled tomato soup thanks to the easy spicy tomato dressing that coats every bite of the crab pasta recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 16, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Chill Time: 1 hr Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 ounce 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) ⅓ cup slivered red onion ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro 6 ounce cooked crab meat, flaked, or 8 ounces cooked peeled small shrimp Spicy Tomato Dressing 1 cup low-sodium vegetable juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions Cook pasta according to package directions; rinse with cold water and drain. 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. Spicy Tomato Dressing 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. Test Kitchen Tip: If pasta absorbs dressing while chilling, add a little more low-sodium vegetable juice to moisten it. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 238 Calories 5g Fat 36g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 238 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5g 6% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 38mg 13% Sodium 282mg 12% Total Carbohydrate 36g 13% Total Sugars 6g Protein 12g Vitamin C 69.1mg 345% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 2.5mg 14% Potassium 564mg 12% Folate, total 44.4mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.