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Cloverleaf Lobster Rolls

Lobster rolls are such a simple but decadent treat. Simple ingredients, simple to prepare, decadently delicious! Fresh, richly sweet lobster pairs with a creamy dressing scented with fresh herbs and lemon. Pile it on a warm, garlic herb Cloverleaf Roll and that’s when the magic happens. These warm, buttery and bright lobster rolls are low carb, keto friendly, and packed with B vitamins.

A slate board with four appetizer sized split Cloverleaf rolls with lobster and chives heaped on top. Chives are sprinkled around.

The Inspiration

Have you ever had a lobster roll? If you have, then you know that you don’t need much more inspiration than the memory of that… so delicious.

I went to college in Maine. I can remember one of the first nights at school, being greeted with a lobster bake for the whole freshman class. So very decadent. I loved lobster before that, but being in Maine made it all the more essential. Each summer I try and take a trip back to explore the rugged seacoast, hike the beautiful forests, jump in the freezing ocean, and eat lobster and blueberries with abandon.

Lobster rolls have become, for me, an essential part of summer. However, being on the keto diet, those brioche, split-top rolls are not an option. Enter, these Cloverleaf Rolls. Have you ever had the rolls at Red Lobster (I say blushing)? These are like those, except they are low carb and keto-friendly and made from natural, healthy ingredients.

What better pairing than a lobster roll made with these warm, garlic, buttery rolls?

A cutting board with bowls of lobster meat and mayonaisse, surrounded by chives, parsley, lemon, and celery.

The Ingredients

For a lobster roll, simple is better. Lobster has such a stand alone flavor that it doesn’t need much to make it shine. Here I mixed fresh cooked lobster meat with a dressing of mayonnaise, celery, fresh parsley, fresh chives, and lemon. Simple fresh and clean.

I piled this atop fresh, warm Keto Cloverleaf Rolls. These rolls were a happy discovery. While I was looking through Carolyn Ketchum’s cookbook, The Ultimate Guide To Keto Baking, for a shortbread recipe, I saw this recipe for Cloverleaf Rolls. I thought they could be the perfect pairing for lobster. Garlicky, buttery, and made with cheddar cheese.

A grey pottery plate piled with fresh out of the oven buttery Cloverleaf rolls, sprinkled with parsley.

The Steps

The first step is to make the Keto Cloverleaf Rolls. These are pretty quick and simple to make. They do call for a couple of ingredients which you might not have on hand but are commonly used in keto baking.

Next, prepare the lobster. Place the cooked lobster meat in large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, minced lemon rind, celery, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the dressing to the lobster meat and toss to coat.

To assemble the rolls, pull the Cloverleaf Rolls open slightly. To do this, pull the three sides to separate the top slightly, leaving the bottom intact. Pile the lobster into the hole and on top of the roll. Garnish with chopped chives and salt and pepper if you wish.

A slate board set on top of a red ticking striped linen towel with four appetizer sized Cloverleaf lobster rolls surrounded by chives.

The Results

Finally, a recipe for keto lobster rolls! These warm, buttery and bright lobster rolls are low carb, keto friendly, and packed with B vitamins. While they are a perfect salute to summer, they would be equally welcome on the side of a warm bowl of soup or as a “slider” at parties.

A slate board set on top of a red ticking striped linen towel with four appetizer sized Cloverleaf lobster rolls surrounded by chives.

If you make these Cloverleaf Lobster Rolls be sure to leave a comment below. I’d love to hear from you. And if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see!

A closeup of a lobster roll on a slate board.

How To Make: Cloverleaf Lobster Rolls


Reviews

Ingredients:

Adjust Servings
1 Lb. Fresh Lobster Meat
1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Celery
1 Tsp. Fresh Parsley
2 Tsp. Fresh Chives
2 Tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp. Minced Lemon Rind
Sea Salt, To Taste
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
For The Rolls
Keto Cloverleaf Rolls, Warm
Nutritional Information
2.7 Grams Net Carbs
33.6 Grams Protein
30.3 Grams Fat
431 Calories

Directions

1.
Put the lobster meat in a large bowl.
Place the cooked lobster meat in large bowl.
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2.
Mix the dressing ingredients in a separate bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, minced lemon rind, celery, and herbs.
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3.
Season with salt and pepper.
Season the dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
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4.
Add to lobster meat and toss to coat.
Add the dressing to the lobster meat and toss gently to coat the lobster.
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5.
Prepare the rolls.
Pull the Cloverleaf Rolls open slightly by pulling the three sides to separate the top, but leaving the bottom intact.
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6.
Fill with the lobster, garnish, and serve.
Pile the lobster in the opening on top and garnish with the minced chives. Optionally, add sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
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Joanna Revers

I'm a designer, creator, cook, and gardener living in Vermont. A Cultivated Living is where my life in design meets my love of cooking. Here I share inspiration and recipes for a healthy home, garden, and life... focusing on beautiful, fresh, and uncomplicated food and entertaining.

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