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What to Serve with Lobster Salad? 15 Best Side Dishes

Are you wondering what to serve with lobster salad?

Lobster salad is a delicious and easy summer dish that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner.

But what should you serve with it?

Well, I’m here to help!

I’ve rounded up 15 of the best side dishes to serve with lobster salad.

From summer salads to roasted vegetables to pasta dishes, there is sure to be something on this list that you’ll love.

So go ahead and give one (or all!) of these recipes a try the next time you make lobster salad!

What to Serve with Lobster Salad

What to Serve with Lobster Salad? 15 Best Side Dishes

Lobster salad can be used for many things – a light lunch, a starter for a dinner party, or even a main course.

But no matter how you serve it, you’ll need to choose the right side dishes to go with it.

Here are 15 of the best side dishes for lobster salad:

1. Roasted Red Potatoes

Roasted to crispy perfection, these potatoes are the perfect side to any meal.

They’re easy to make, and even easier to eat!

I could probably eat an entire pan of these by myself, but that would probably be a bad idea.

Pro Tip: For extra crispy potatoes, soak them in water for 20-30 minutes before roasting.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Swap out the red potatoes for Yukon golds or russets.
  • Add some garlic or onion for extra flavor.
  • Roast at a higher temperature for less time, or vice versa, depending on how you like your potatoes cooked.

2. Simple Biscuits

Now easier and faster than ever (which is saying a lot), these simple biscuits are awesome because they don’t require any fancy ingredients, they can be made in one bowl, and they come together in about 30 minutes.

Plus, they’re just as good plain as they are with butter and honey.

Pro Tip: For extra-fluffy biscuits, use self-rising flour.

3 Changes You Can Make to This Side Dish:

  • Add some shredded cheese to the batter for cheesy biscuits.
  • Mix in a handful of chopped fresh herbs for herbaceous biscuits.
  • Stir in a cup of diced cooked bacon for savory bacon biscuits.

3. Easy Coleslaw

A creamy coleslaw in 5 minutes (yup, that’s all it takes!)?

This dish is perfect for those summer BBQs and potlucks.

The best part is that it’s so easy to customize.

You can add in any veggies you have on hand, swap out the mayo for Greek yogurt, or use a different type of vinegar.

Pro Tip: If you’re looking for a bit of crunch, add in some chopped up bacon or top with chopped up nuts.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Swap out the cabbage for kale or spinach
  • Use balsamic vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar
  • Add in diced apples or pears

4. Easy Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins

These “muffins” have plenty of melted, cheesy goodness with a nice little kick from the jalapeno.

They’re moist, fluffy and just all-around delicious.

I love to make a big batch of these and then freeze them so I have a quick and easy side dish on hand at all times.

Pro Tip: If you want an even cheesier cornbread, add in some shredded cheddar cheese to the batter.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Use different types of cheese for a different flavor profile (e.g., pepper jack, Colby, etc.)
  • Add diced green onions or chives for a little bit of onion flavor
  • Substitute the jalapeno for another type of pepper (e.g., banana peppers, serrano peppers, etc.)

5. Garlic Chive Smashed Potatoes

The secret to incredibly flavorful smashed potatoes is in the toppings.

I love using garlic and chives because they’re both so fragrant and add a nice pop of color.

But you could also use green onions, rosemary, or thyme.

Pro Tip: For extra crispy potatoes, cook them in duck fat.

6. Roasted Asparagus

Drizzled with olive oil and garlic (or your favorite herbs), this side dish is healthy and flavorful.

Roasting asparagus brings out a nutty flavor that you don’t get from steaming or boiling.

Plus, it’s super easy to make!

Pro Tip: For extra crispy asparagus, roast at a higher temperature (400 degrees F).

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Add Parmesan cheese for a cheesy twist.
  • Wrap in bacon for a salty and smoky flavor.
  • Top with a poached egg for a rich and decadent dish.

7. Ranch Glazed Carrots

These carrots go great alongside any protein, and they’re a hit with kids and adults alike.

The ranch dressing gives them a nice savory flavor, while the honey and brown sugar give them a touch of sweetness.

I like to use baby carrots because they’re already the perfect size, but you could also cut regular carrots into bite-size pieces.

Pro Tip: If you want a little extra crunch, sprinkle some chopped bacon on top before serving.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Use different herbs: dill, parsley, or thyme would be good choices.
  • Swap out the ranch dressing for another type of dressing or sauce – BBQ sauce would be delicious!
  • Add other vegetables to the mix – green beans or Brussels sprouts would be great additions.

8. Quick Classic Macaroni Salad

Easy and classic macaroni salad is always a great go-to side dish, whether you’re taking it to a potluck or just want something to throw together quickly.

This dish is mayo-based, so it’s creamy and delicious.

Plus, the addition of celery and onion give it a little bit of crunch.

Pro Tip: For extra flavor, add in some chopped dill pickles.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Use a different type of pasta – shells or rotini would be good options
  • Add in some diced ham or bacon for extra protein
  • Stir in a tablespoon or two of yellow mustard for a little tang

9. Special Fruit Salad

Berries and tropical fruit make this salad extra special (and delicious).

The sweetness of the fruit is balanced out by the tartness of the lime juice and zest.

I love to add a little bit of mint to my fruit salad for an extra refreshing flavor.

Pro Tip: If you’re using berries that are especially tart, you may want to add a little bit of sugar to the dressing.

10. Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

This salad will go great with lobster salad, a simple grilled chicken breast, or even on its own as a light lunch.

I love the combination of hot and crispy bacon with the cool and creamy spinach.

The dressing is easy to make and can be made ahead of time.

Pro Tip: If you don’t have time to make your own dressing, you can easily use store-bought ranch or Caesar dressing.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Swap out the spinach for kale or arugula.
  • Add in some crumbled feta or goat cheese.
  • Top with roasted almonds or pecans.

11. Spanish Rice

If you have a big pot (or a rice cooker), this dish is perfect for feeding a large group.

It’s also relatively cheap to make, and you can easily customize it to your liking.

I like to add black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes to mine.

Pro Tip: If you want your rice to be extra flavorful, sauté your onions and garlic in olive oil before adding them to the pot.

Changes:

  • Add black beans, corn, and diced tomatoes
  • Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil before adding them to the pot
  • Use chicken broth instead of water

12. Lemon Orzo with Parmesan & Peas

Why not try this side dish with your lobster salad?

The orzo is a great alternative to rice or pasta, and the lemon juice brightens up the dish.

The peas add a lovely sweetness and the Parmesan cheese gives it a nice savory flavor.

Plus, it’s so easy to make!

Pro Tip: If you want a little bit more of a zing, add some red pepper flakes.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Use chicken broth instead of water for cooking the orzo – it’ll give it more flavor.
  • Swap out the Parmesan cheese for another type of cheese, like Pecorino Romano or Asiago.
  • Use frozen peas instead of fresh – they’ll cook faster and won’t need as much time to soften up.

13. Simple Maple Baked Beans

Whether you make this dish for a potluck or a backyard barbecue, it’s always a hit.

The sweet and savory flavors of the maple syrup and bacon come together perfectly, and the beans are nice and tender after spending a few hours in the oven.

This dish is also pretty versatile – if you want to add some heat, throw in a diced jalapeno pepper (just remove the seeds first).

Pro Tip: For an extra-smoky flavor, use smoked bacon instead of regular bacon.

14. Vegan Quinoa Salad

Made with quinoa, chickpeas, red bell pepper, cucumber, parsley and lemon, this salad is a great option if you’re looking for something light and healthy.

It’s also vegan and can easily be made gluten-free by swapping out the quinoa for another grain.

I love that it can be served cold or at room temperature, making it perfect for potlucks and picnics.

Pro Tip: If you want to add some extra protein to this salad, grilled chicken or shrimp would be a great addition.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Add grilled chicken or shrimp for extra protein.
  • Swap out the quinoa for another grain like rice or couscous.
  • Add in some diced avocado for creaminess.

15. Oven-Roasted Carrots

These cooked carrots are oven roasted with a few seasonings (for me, it’s just salt, pepper, and garlic powder) until they’re fork-tender and slightly caramelized around the edges.

They make a great side dish to any protein, or even as a light vegetarian main.

Pro Tip: Cut your carrots into uniform pieces so that they cook evenly.

3 Changes You Can Make:

  • Swap out the seasonings for whatever you have on hand. Herbs like thyme or rosemary would be great here.
  • If you want more of a glazed carrot, add a touch of honey or maple syrup before roasting.
  • For an extra boost of flavor, top with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese before serving.
what to eat with lobster salad

What to Serve with Lobster Salad? 15 Best Side Dishes

If you want your meal to be extra special, then you should definitely try serving lobster salad.
This dish is perfect for a summertime dinner party or a casual get-together.
But what should you serve with it? Here are 15 of the best side dishes to accompany your lobster salad.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 381 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Simple Biscuits
  • Easy Coleslaw
  • Easy Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins
  • Garlic Chive Smashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Ranch Glazed Carrots
  • Quick Classic Macaroni Salad
  • Special Fruit Salad
  • Spinach Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing
  • Spanish Rice
  • Lemon Orzo with Parmesan & Peas
  • Simple Maple Baked Beans
  • Vegan Quinoa Salad
  • Oven-Roasted Carrots

Instructions
 

  • Choose your favorite side dish from this list to serve with your lobster salad.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Enjoy in no time!
Keyword What to Serve with Lobster Salad
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