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lobster orzo salad in a bowl with dressing and lobster shell in the background

Orzo Pasta Salad with Lobster & Lemon Dressing

The Orzo Pasta Salad that everyone will be raving about! Big chunks of Lobster meat tossed with orzo pasta, cherry tomatoes, sweet corn and lemon dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword lobster,pasta,cherry tomatoes,green onions,sweet corn,lemon dressing,Summer salad,Cookout food
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 212kcal
Author Nicole Crocker
Cost $50


Mixing bowl
Cutting board
Scraping spatula
Large Sharp Knife


For the Orzo Salad

  • 1 ,1 pound package Orzo Pasta ,cooked al dente per package directions, drained and rinsed in cold water
  • 1-2 pints Cherry tomatoes ,quartered
  • 8 Scallions ,chopped including green stalks
  • 3 Ears Corn ,steamed and corn cut off the cob
  • 4-5 ,1 pound Lobsters ,steamed, meat removed from shell and cut into bite sized chunks

For the lemon dressing

  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice ,freshly squeezed (about 2-3 lemons)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For the Orzo Salad

  • Place all ingredients in an extra large mixing bowl once they have cooled.

For the Lemon Dressing

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk together to combine

Put your Lobster Orzo Salad together

  • Pour Lemon Dressing over the Orzo Salad and toss until it is well combined. Place in a large serving dish, cover and place in the fridge to chill for 3 hours to overnight.


  • Greek yogurt can be used as a substitute for a more healthful option in the lemon dressing.
  • Recipe can be cut in half for smaller gatherings.
  • For a Gluten Free option substitute orzo with Arborio rice.
  • Lobster can be substituted with shrimp, langostino or crab.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg