Lobster Caprese Pasta Salad with Pesto Drizzle

Ingredients:

  • 200 g small shaped pasta (about ½ box)
  • 8 oz bocconcini, halved
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 8 oz PEI lobster meat, cooked, shelled, chopped
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup pesto, divided
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Basil leaves for garnish

Directions:

1. Bring a medium saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Rinse, drain and let cool.
2. In a large bowl, combine cooled pasta, bocconcini, cherry tomatoes, basil and PEI lobster meat.
3. To make dressing, whisk together balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp pesto, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Slowly drizzle in ½ cup olive oil, whisking constantly. Add to pasta mixture and toss to coat.
4. To make pesto drizzle, mix 2 tbsp pesto with 1 tbsp olive oil. Drizzle over pasta salad when serving.
Garnish with basil and lobster claws.

*If not eating immediately, reserve basil until it’s time to eat.

Do You Know Lobster?

Once inside a trap lobsters can never get out.

False – Lobsters Often Escape

Lobsters will often get out of traps - that is part of the design. Traps are built to allow undersize lobster to exit easily. Plus an escape hatch is made of biodegradable twine in case the trap is lost at sea. Adult lobsters will also escape traps at times; it is just more difficult.