Lobster Cobb Salad

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Lobster Cobb Salad – a classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist made with corn, avocado, tomatoes and bacon.

Lobster Cobb Salad – a classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist.
Lobster Cobb Salad

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 or buy frozen. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution in this Cobb Salad. More lobster recipes you must have all summer, a cold Lobster Roll and Lobster Roll Pasta Salad.

Lobster Cobb Salad – a classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist.

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.

Lobster Cobb Salad – a classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist.

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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.
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Lobster Cobb Salad

416 Cals 41 Protein 8 Carbs 23 Fats
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Yield: 2 servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
CUISINE: American
Lobster Cobb Salad – a classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist made with corn, avocado, tomatoes and bacon.

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

Instructions

  • Combine the first 4 ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl and whisk well, add onions and set aside.
  • 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.

Notes

*You can microwave the corn 3 minutes, grill 5 minutes or cook in boiling water for about 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1salad, Calories: 416kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 398mg, Sodium: 1171mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 2g
WW Points Plus: 10
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37 comments

  1. Did you get the idea from this salad from whiskey down diner In Farmingdale???? I am obsessed with their Cobbster salad and now can’t wait to make it myself!! Thank you for your recipes you have the best recipes ever!!!!!

  2. I have made this several times. As I live alone, i appreciate recipes I can easily scale down. This is a “GoTo” when lobster tails are on special.

  3. Is the sodium listed per serving? Seems high – can’t figure out where the high sodium is coming from, other than the bacon & the added salt (though one could leave that out) … ? 

  4. Wowza. This was an amazing salad. The flavors worked so well together.  The dressing is just the pair for the salad and I love the bite of red onion with red wine vinegar. Thanks for the delicious recipe!

  5. Question, living in rural Colorado, Lobster just isn’t an option. Would it be ok to use the imitation you see in the meat dept? I know… personally I kinda like it! lol.

  6. Wow! This was so good. I substituted the lobster for crab meat (I purchased from Whole Foods). This was soooooo good!!!! The dressing was easy to make and perfect with the salad. The salad looked so pretty and had amazing flavor. Thanks Gina!