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Lobster filling on a bed of green leafy lettuce sandwiched between a homemade hamburger roll

My Island Bistro Kitchen’s PEI Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls are a summertime classic food in PEI. Succulent chunks of lobster mixed with salad dressing or mayonnaise, celery, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and seasoned with salt and pepper all encased within a roll of choice. Simple ingredients yet so tasty!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Canadian
Keyword lobster, lobster roll
Servings 4
My Island Bistro Kitchen Barbara99


  • 1 lb cooked lobster meat, coarsely chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • Apx. ¼ cup salad dressing or mayonnaise
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh chives or parsley for garnish (optional)
  • 4 rolls of choice (e.g., hamburger rolls, hotdog rolls, finger rolls, etc)
  • Butter (softened at room temperature) - mixed with a wee bit of garlic salt or powder, if desired
  • Lettuce of choice


  1. Combine lobster meat, celery, lemon juice, mustard, and green onion (if using) in bowl. Mix in enough salad dressing or mayonnaise to achieve the consistency of filling desired. Start with a couple of tablespoons of the salad dressing or mayonnaise and add more, a tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow flavors to combine and develop.
  2. If desired, brown rolls in melted butter in hot skillet for a few seconds per side.
  3. Butter inside of rolls. Add lettuce and generously stuff rolls with filling. Garnish with chopped chives or parsley, if desired. Serve immediately alongside potato salad, green salad, or French fries.

Recipe Notes

Yield: 4 lobster rolls