Caribbean Crab Meat Pasta Salad

Add a citrus twist to crab meat pasta salad with lime that's perfect for a dinner.

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

3 cups uncooked rotelle pasta (8 ounces)
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
3 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons canola or soybean oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated flake-style imitation crab meat
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips
1 medium mango, peeled, seeded and cubed (about 1 cup)
1/2 to 1 jalapeño chili, seeded and finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix together lime peel, lime juice, oil, honey, cumin, ginger and salt. Set aside.

Gently toss pasta and remaining ingredients in large bowl. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.

Mix all ingredients in small bowl until well blended.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour

Additional Information

Large, thin and crisp wafer-like crackers are low in calories and a great accompaniment to this flavorful salad. Look for them near the deli cheese case, gourmet foods aisle or snacks section of your supermarket.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 1/2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 430 mg; Total Carbohydrate 43 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 9 g), Protein 11 g; Exchanges: 2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3

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