Lobster Pasta Salad

Lobster pasta salad

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.

ingredients for lobster pasta salad

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse. 

pasta being rinsed

To a large bowl, add lobster, pasta, celery, grape tomatoes, green onions, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, lemon zest, Kosher salt, and black pepper.

all ingredients added to the bowl

Toss to combine.

all the ingredients mixed together in a bowl

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. 

If you love this Lobster Pasta Salad, you might also enjoy my Classic Potato Salad; Macaroni Salad; and Healthy Greek Pasta Salad.

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Lobster Pasta Salad

lobster pasta salad

Creamy, indulgent lobster pasta salad with celery, grape tomatoes, and green onions. Perfect as a summer meal or side dish.

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: salad
  • Method: boiling
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

Scale

8 ounces cooked lobster, chopped
8 ounces elbow macaroni
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup sliced green onions (green part only)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, rinse. 
  2. 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.
  3. Chill for 2 hours for best flavor.

Notes

Lobster pasta salad will stay fresh for up to 24 hours in a sealed, refrigerated container. 

Keywords: lobster pasta salad, lobster, lobster salad, lobster roll salad, pasta salad, easy pasta salad

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