This lobster pasta salad is a perfect summer salad for lunch, dinner, or as a side for a family bar-b-que. It's indulgently creamy yet simple. Mayonnaise and sour cream add smoothness and a little lemon zest and sliced green onions brighten it up. I find it tastes best if you make it a few hours ahead and let it chill a bit in the refrigerator.
Gather up your ingredients.
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse.
To a large bowl, add lobster, pasta, celery, grape tomatoes, green onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, Kosher salt, and black pepper.
Toss to combine.
Chill for 2 hours for best flavor.
Note: You can buy a lobster and cook it yourself to get the meat for the salad but you can also buy it frozen, with all the hard work already done for you. I bought this lobster as an add-on to my Butcher Box order. It was still frozen when it arrived so I defrosted it in the fridge overnight and cooked it a few weeks later. The lobster meat was raw so I just cooked the thawed meat for about 5 minutes in some lemon and butter in a frying pan. If you can find already cooked lobster meat ready to serve, that's even easier!
Storing leftover pasta salad:
This salad will stay fresh for up to 24 hours in a sealed, refrigerated container.Print
Lobster Pasta Salad
Creamy, indulgent lobster pasta salad with celery, grape tomatoes, and green onions. Perfect as a summer meal or side dish.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- Category: salad
- Method: boiling
- Cuisine: American
8 ounces cooked lobster, chopped
8 ounces elbow macaroni
½ cup chopped celery
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
¼ cup sliced green onions (green part only)
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse.
- To a large bowl, add lobster, pasta, celery, grape tomatoes, green onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, Kosher salt, and black pepper. Toss to combine.
- Chill for 2 hours for best flavor.
Lobster pasta salad will stay fresh for up to 24 hours in a sealed, refrigerated container.
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