Lobster Cobb Salad

A classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist. If you live on the coast like me and have access to fresh lobster, this salad is a must! If you’re worried about cooking a live lobster, many seafood stores will steam it for you. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution.

A classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist. If you live on the coast like me and have access to fresh lobster, this salad is a must! If you’re worried about cooking a live lobster, many seafood stores will steam it for you. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution.

A classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist. If you live on the coast like me and have access to fresh lobster, this salad is a must! If you’re worried about cooking a live lobster, many seafood stores will steam it for you. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution.

I recently had dinner with my girlfriends at a local waterfront seasonal restaurant that serves up lots of seafood, real palm trees (mind you I live in NY) and even sand to make you feel like you’re away somewhere on a tropical island. We shared a few dishes including a lobster cobb salad which was good but a bit heavy on the dressing, and also included blue cheese. I thought the idea was great so I recreated it, using fresh corn in place of the blue cheese and paired it with a delicious Dijon vinaigrette. The results, outstanding! This is a salad I will be making again this summer for entertaining, it’s huge (1 whole lobster per person), delicious and very filling. You can easily double it and assemble in a large bowl rather than individual plates.

A classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist. If you live on the coast like me and have access to fresh lobster, this salad is a must! If you’re worried about cooking a live lobster, many seafood stores will steam it for you. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution.

Lobster Cobb Salad

A classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist. If you live on the coast like me and have access to fresh lobster, this salad is a must! If you’re worried about cooking a live lobster, many seafood stores will steam it for you. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution.

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz cooked, chilled lobster meat (yield from 2 – 1-1/2 lb lobsters)
  • 2 cups baby greens
  • 2 ounces avocado, diced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup *cooked corn kernels (from 1 fresh cobb)
  For the vinaigrette:
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion

Directions:

  1. Combine the first 4 ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl and whisk well, add onions and set aside.
  2. Cut the lobster into large chunks. Place 1 cup greens in each bowl and top with lobster, avocado, eggs, bacon, tomatoes and corn. Drizzle 2 1/2 tbsp vinaigrette over each salad and enjoy.
*You can microwave the corn 3 minutes, grill 5 minutes or cook in boiling water for about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2 servings, Serving Size: 1 salad

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 9
  • Points +: 10
  • Calories: 416
  • Total Fat: 23.6g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 398mg
  • Sodium: 1171mg
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sugar: 1.7g
  • Protein: 41g