I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Pasta Crab Salad

This salad is so versatile.  You can switch up the crab (or imitation crab as is the case here) for salmon, tuna or even chicken.  

2 lbs previously cooked and chilled spaghetti
1/2 cucumber, cubed
1/2 onion, chopped
3/4 - 1 cup cooked broccoli 
3 radishes, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
1 small yellow pepper, diced
8 oz imitation crab, in chunks

iceberg lettuce
4-6 oz shredded havarti or cheddar cheese


1 cup olive oil
3 tbsps white wine vinegar
1 tbsp chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps dried basil
10 radish green leaves (good potassium and vitamin C)
2 tbsps parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp celery seed
Get your first 8 ingredients ready and toss them in a large bowl.
Whirl the dressing ingredients in a blender.
Mix together with the pasta and veggies. Coat well.
Put a layer of iceberg lettuce in the bottom of a serving bowl. A trifle bowl works well. Put half the salad on top and repeat with remaining lettuce and salad.
Top it all off with shredded cheese and chill at least 1 hour.

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