Celebrate Seafood with this Nova Scotian Lobster Roll Recipe

Nova Scotian Lobster Roll

What’s a better show stopper than a reliable Nova Scotian Lobster Roll recipe? Lobster rolls are quite a popular dish in various parts of the world but Nova Scotia does it in a unique traditional way.

In Nova Scotia, lobster rolls are a seasonal meal and tourists flock to taste them to get the signature taste that’s unique to the province. In the locality, the lobster roll can be found served in buns, baguettes, and other bread rolls. Traditionally, the dish comes with a side of potato chips and dill pickles.

Bring the taste of the sea with this traditional Nova Scotian Lobster Roll Recipe:

Nova Scotia Lobster Roll by Taste of Nova Scotia

A good old-fashioned Nova Scotian lobster Roll recipe will more likely come from the locality. This published recipe on the Taste of Nova Scotia showcases a simple yet elegant recipe that showcases flavors perfect for summer. 

Plus, get a wine recommendation that will pair beautifully with this dish.

Here is their recipe:


  • 400g cooked, Nova Scotia lobster meat, preferably claw, tail and knuckle
  • 1/2 cup celery, small diced
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise, or to taste
  • to taste salt, pepper, romaine or leaf lettuce
  • Artisan white hot dog buns
  • butter
  • fresh chives (or green onion), thinly sliced


  • Chop lobster meat into medium-to-large pieces.
  • Place in a mixing bowl with mayonnaise and celery. Toss to coat; add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Using a broiler, grill or toaster oven, lightly toast the buns inside and out, then butter them.
  • Line the buns with lettuce, either full leaf or chopper, depending on your preference.
  • Fill with lobster mixture, sprinkle with chives (or green onion), and serve while bun is still warm.
  • Pair with Blomidon Estate Winery Tidal Bay.

Get more information on this recipe here.

This is a dish that is simple, flavorful, and can be the centerpiece of every picnic. Try it out and bring the varying tastes of Nova Scotia into your home!

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