Cold Lobster Salad Recipe With Grapefruit & Avocado

The summer staple to make for when you need a break from lobster rolls

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A summertime visit to CRU in Nantucket is not complete without the award-winning restaurant's lobster salad, packed with greens, avocado, grapefruit, quinoa and, of course, fresh lobster meat. And with their eponymous (and new!) cookbook, CRU Oyster Bar Nantucket Cookbook, you don't have to travel to the charming vacation island to get a taste—but we don't blame you if one bite is enough to make you want to head straight to the source.

From Cru Oyster Bar Nantucket Cookbook: Savoring Four Seasons of the Good Life. Copyright © 2019 by Erin Zirchner, Jane Stoddard, and Carlos Hidalgo and reprinted with permission from St. Martin's Press.

Lobster Salad With Grapefruit, Avocado & Quinoa
5 from 39 ratings
Get the recipe for cold lobster salad with grapefruit, avocado, quinoa and lemon dressing, perfect for a light summer lunch or dinner.
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Total time: 10 minutes
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound cooked, picked, and cleaned lobster meat
  • 4 cups mixed baby greens, watercress, or arugula
  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 1 ruby-red grapefruit, peeled and segmented
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 cup cooked golden quinoa, chilled
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, juice, honey, Dijon and salt. Slowly add the oil.
  2. Place the lobster meat, greens, avocado, grapefruit, mint, quinoa, and almonds in a large bowl and toss gently.
  3. Drizzle the lemon dressing over the mixture and toss gently again. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide among individual salad plates and serve immediately.
Calories per Serving 819
Total Fat 59.2 g
Saturated Fat 7.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 144.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 47.7 g
Dietary Fiber 11.3 g
Total Sugars 7.6 g
Sodium 943.7 mg
Protein 29.9 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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