This salad is very colourful and tasty. Pasta shells and imitation crab meat are dotted with a delicious blend of herbs, green capsicum, olives, radishes, tomato and celery. You can use real crab meat if you prefer.
1 1/2 cups shell pasta
375g imitation crabmeat
1 small green capsicum, diced
1 red onion, diced
1/2 cup diced black olives
5 radishes, diced
1 tomato, seeded and diced
1/2 cup diagonally sliced celery
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 packet artificial sweetener
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Preparation:25min › Cook:10min › Extra time:2hours chilling › Ready in:2hours35min
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; rinse with cold water and drain.
In a large bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, lemon juice, artificial sweetener, garlic powder, dill, basil and oregano, adjusting seasonings to suit your taste.
Add the pasta to the dressing and toss to coat. Add the crab, green capsicum, onion, olives, radishes, tomato and celery and gently fold into the salad mixture. Cover and refrigerate until serving.