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I have also made this salad dozens of times with grilled chicken, if it’s not Friday.



Crab Meat Pasta Salad

For the pasta:

1 lb. whole wheat rotini or elbows, prepared according to package (or ½ lb. of each if they happen to be open in your pantry, as pictured)


For the crab:

½ lb. canned crab claw meat
1-2 T olive oil
¼ t salt
¼ t dried basil
¼ t dried oregano

Heat the oil in a large sauté pan, then add other ingredients. Sauté about 5-7 minutes until thoroughly heated.


For the salad:

1 head raw broccoli, chopped into florets
4 oz. white mushrooms, raw, sliced
4 oz. mozzarella pearls (optional)
½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted, can be sliced in half


For the dressing:

2.5 oz. extra virgin olive oil
2 oz. balsamic vinegar
¼ t white sugar
¼ t salt
½ t dried oregano
¾ t dried basil
1 T dried parsley

Combine all ingredients.

Combine all elements above in a large salad bowl and chill before serving. Add grated Parmesan to garnish, if desired.



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