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Thursday, June 29, 2023

Summer Seafood Pasta Salad

The perfect make ahead meal for family gatherings and picnics that's ready when you are! A colourful mix of veggies, a combination of seafoods and a light olive oil dressing to keep it healthy!

6 cups large shell pasta
200g (almost 1 cup) crab or crab flavoured pollock 
120g (about 1/2 cup) solid white albacore tuna
227g (8 oz) cooked shrimp
2 large bell peppers, diced
1 medium red onion, diced 
1 English cucumber, diced 
2 celery stalks, diced 
1 cup roughly chopped marinated artichokes 
1 cup stuffed green olives 
200 ml (5 oz) canned sliced black olives
1 cup diced feta
A few fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 
And some fresh chopped parsley too

1 1/3 cups light olive oil 
4 tsps dry basil
4 tbsps parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 pieces sundried tomatoes, chopped 
6 tbsps white wine vinegar 
4 or 5 chives, chopped 
1 tsp sea salt 
1/2 tsp dry oregano 
2 pinches of sugar 

Using a food processor, whirl the dressing ingredients together until well combined and set aside.

Cook the pasta then rinse with cold water and drain. Prepare all the veggies. Drain the can of tuna and break into chunks. Slice the crab (flavoured pollock). And for the shrimp I simply defrosted a shrimp ring and removed the tails.

Add the pasta, veggies and seafood to a very large bowl, pour in the dressing and toss to combine coating everything with the dressing.

Chill at least 1 hour for the flavours to develop or even make it a day ahead of time. Just take it out of the fridge 15-20 minutes before serving, give it a toss and it's good to go!
Makes 10-12 servings
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