Crab and Orzo Salad

Crab and Orzo Salad


"This salad is a great addition to that summertime BBQ"


1 h 25 m servings 431 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 431 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 16.4 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 46.3g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 25.1 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 910 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo, and cook 11 minutes, or until al dente. Drain, and place in the refrigerator about 1 hour, until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together orzo, crabmeat, tomatoes, carrot, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and green onions.
  3. In a small bowl, blend mayonnaise, chili sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce. Pour over the orzo mixture, and toss to coat.
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  1. 10 Ratings


I thought this was great. We had lump crab from Trader Joes (the canned kind) and decided to use it for this salad. The only difference I made was to add 1.5 tsp more of the chili powder and m...

I loved the idea of the "Crab Louis" style of this and looked forward to this twist with the orzo. Unfortunately, I was let down. While this was edibible, it certainly wasn't memorable. I taste...

A great idea but a little too "crabby" for my taste. If you like a seafood "cocktail" kind of taste, this one's for you. Might be better served over fresh greens, maybe with some cold boiled s...

This is a tasty and refreshing salad. Easy to prepare and delicious. When I make this again, I will use slightly less green onion and I will add a pinch of Old Bay seasoning. It is great as i...

I left out the carrots. It turned out great. It would look real nice for a Christmas buffet, and it's tastie !

I've made this numerous times for special events and large gatherings and everyone loves it!

Delicious and refreshing and I used the imitation crab meat.

I followed the recipe exactly, except I added a teaspoon of chipotle seasoning that gave it a good kick. it was awesome!

Delicious! We made this, almost exactly following the recipe. Rather than use real crab, we decided to opt for imitation because we personally like the flavor more. Also, we used Sriracha, about...