So, when the folks from Dreamfields Pasta challenged me to make a summertime pasta salad for their 3rd annual Pastapalooza, I knew that I had to share my New England Lobster Pasta salad recipe.
Lobster has a very delicate flavor. And if you pair it up with bold flavors, it will get lost in the dish. So for this pasta salad, I’ve kept everything light and bright. Which is a really good thing because I just got back from Chicago where I pretty much swallowed up the entire town. Have you ever eaten a Chicago deep dish pizza? Then you know what I mean…
We start off with one pound of Dreamfields Penne Rigate cooked al dente. To that we add succulent chunks of sweet lobster meat tossed together with chopped celery and sliced green onions.
The difference between a good pasta salad and a great one is the dressing. And you’ll be shocked to know that the dressing for this salad is only three simple ingredients. Light mayo, spicy brown mustard and fresh from the garden dill. Three simple ingredients that compliment the delicate lobster meat beautifully.
The thing that I love about this salad is that there is so very little guilt. Dreamfields Pastas have a 65% lower glycemic index than regular pasta with only five grams of digestible carbs. Which makes this the perfect pasta for those of us who are carb conscious. Not to mention that there’s twice the amount of fiber in Dreamfields Pasta compared to regular pasta. Which means you will feel fuller longer.
Also, by using light mayonnaise we reduce the amount of fat that’s normally in pasta salad. So, we end up with a salad that we can feel good about eating.
And I certainly feel good about eating this! How would you like to win a case of Dreamfields Pasta? To enter, comment on this post with your first name, last initial, the state you are from and your favorite type of pasta salad. Entries must be received by Friday, August 30th 11:59 pm EST. Good luck!
- 1 pound Dreamfields Pasta Penne Rigate, cooked al dente
- 2 cups cooked lobster meat
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 1 cup green onions, sliced
- ½ cup light mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp brown spicy mustard
- 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large mixing bowl, combine pasta, lobster meat, celery and green onions.
- In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Gently fold dressing into lobster/pasta mixture.
- Chill for at least an hour. Garnish with extra fresh dill and serve.
This post is sponsored by Dreamfields Pasta. All thoughts and opinions are my own.