Classic Lobster Roll

This tasty sandwich is full of fresh lobster in a tarragon dressing. If you like, skip the bun and serve the lobster salad on lettuce leaves.

Classic Lobster Roll
Servings: 4 Prep 15 mins Chill 1 hr


  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon OR: 1/4 teaspoon dried, crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid hot-pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Lobster:
  • 1 whole lobster, cooked OR: 2 lobster tails, cooked, shelled and meat coarsely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 4 soft frankfurter rolls

Make It


1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, olive oil, tarragon, hot-pepper sauce, salt and pepper until well blended.


2. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold lobster into dressing until evenly coated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate for at least 1 hour to develop flavors, or up to 6 hours.

3. Gently open each frankfurter roll; lightly toast. Fill each roll with the lobster mixture.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 411, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 69, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 24, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 19, sodium (mg): 857, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.