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Lobster Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Fresh, light salad perfect for summer.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fresh salad, lobster, lobster salad, salad,, summer salad
Servings: 2 salads

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for the tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup citrus champagne vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 lemon freshly squeezed
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1/8 tsp of each, salt + pepper, plus additional for the roasted tomatoes (fresh cracked best!)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder, plus additional for the roasted tomatoes

Salad

  • 12 oz lobster pieces, fresh or thawed
  • bagged arugula
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 orange, peeled and cut into segments
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, roasted and cooled

Instructions

  • First, let's roast the tomatoes. Preheat an oven to 400.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half (length wise) and coat in evoo. Then add some freshly cracked salt, pepper + garlic powder and combine.
  • Place the tomatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment and roast for 5-7 minutes until tomatoes start to blister. Remove and allow to cool.
  • In a large mason jar or similar shakeable container, squeeze the lemon and orange juice through a strainer to prevent pulp and seed pieces from sneaking in.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and shake well to completely combine.
  • Slice an avocado in half, remove the pit and dice the entire avocado into 3/4" cubes and scoop out.
  • Cut the skin from the orange, and the gently slice into segmented piece (see video and photos for details)
  • If using frozen lobster, rinse in cold water until thawed and pat dry very well using paper towels.
  • Using a small round ring (I used a large biscuit cutter), add arugula, then split the additional ingredients between two plates and layer each ingredient overtop the arugula.
  • Add 1/2 the diced avocado, orange segments and lobster to each plate. Gently divide up the roasted tomatoes between the two plates.
  • Shake the dressing again and spoon it overtop the salad.
  • Add additional cracked pepper overtop, remove the plating ring and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!