|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 18g||23%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||14%|
|Total Carbohydrate 6g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 1g|
|Vitamin C 8mg||38%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
A lobster salad is an excellent choice for a luncheon or hot weather dinner. If you are lucky enough to have a few freshly steamed lobsters, this is an excellent way to enjoy them.
A classic accompaniment to lobster is melted butter, but a lobster salad is delicious and a great way to use fresh-off-the-boat lobster meat if that's what you have on hand. The flavors in this salad mix together for a refreshing taste that's somewhat reminiscent of a Maine lobster roll.
Arrange this lobster salad on lettuce leaves or mixed greens with avocado wedges or fresh sliced tomatoes around the edge of the plate. Or use the lobster salad mixture to fill toasted hot dog rolls. It's also great when served with cole slaw alongside.
If you are cooking the lobsters yourself and you've never done it before, they are easy to steam or boil, as long as you have a large pot. Once the lobsters are prepared you will need to know how to remove the meat for the salad. If you have access to fresh lobster meat from a fishmonger, and you don't want to bother with cooking them and removing the meat yourself, you may be able to purchase, as you would with lump crab meat, lobster meat.
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1 pound cooked lobster meat, diced (from about 3 to 4 whole 1-pound lobsters)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
4 to 6 tablespoons mayonnaise, or more, to moisten
Kosher salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Mixed salad greens (or lettuce leaves)
1 avocado, peeled, quartered, and brushed with lemon juice, optional
Sliced tomatoes, optional
Sliced cucumber, optional
Gather the ingredients.
Toss the cooked, diced lobster meat with lemon juice and the celery.
Gently stir in mayonnaise and then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Mound the lobster salad on lettuce leaves with a wedge of avocado, cucumber and tomatoes.
This lobster salad can also be used as the sandwich filling for a lobster roll in a sweet bun or in traditional toasted hot dog buns with lettuce.
How Healthy Is Lobster?
Lobster is a good source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin E, along with minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and phosphorus. It's also low in saturated fat. For those concerned about dietary cholesterol consumption, lobster contains more than a serving of shrimp, about 124 milligrams in a three-ounce serving.