Sweet Maine Lobster, Dandelion and Apricot Lobster Salad

Sweet Maine Lobster, Dandelion and Apricot Lobster Salad

Created by Steve Lindner, head chef of Zone Manhattan


Gear up for summer with lobster, fresh apricots, fennel and dandelion for a salad that will brighten even the warmest days!



  • Lobster – 1.5 lb.
  • Fava Beans – 1 lb.
  • Fennel- 1   (Shave)
  • Persian Cucumber – 1 cs. Round
  • Fresh Apricot- 4 ea.
  • Dandelion Greens
  • Golden Beets – 2 ea.
  • Green Beans – ½ lb.
  • Radish – 1 bags (slice)
  • Spring Baby Carrots- ½ lb.



  • Poach 2 x 1 ¼ Lobster for 14 min
  • Remove the meat and dice
  • Clean dandelion greens well (very sandy)
  • Slice Apricots into 8 pieces, shave fennel slice radish and cucumber round
  • Remove Favas from their pod
  • Cook and peel Fava Beans
  • Roast whole and peel beets- dice and sprinkle with raspberry vinegar (balsamic)
  • Blanch baby carrots for 2 min.


Apricot and Orange Vinaigrette – (note: Vin. to be in 1 oz. cups)



  • 1/2 cup fresh apricot
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup EVO (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste



  • In Blender- puree apricots with zest from 1 orange and vinegar
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil is optional – Add slowly to taste


Salad Preparation
Add Dandelion leaves and vegetables in large bowl, add some dressing and mix.  Add Lobster and serve!

[separator type=”thin”] Steve Lindner, chef and CEO of Zone Manhattan – Steve brings over 30 years of restaurant and chef experience to Zone Manhattan, having earned high marks along the way, including an impressive accolades from NY Times, Daily News, Zagat and the likes which are among the world’s most trusted restaurant guides. In 2005, Steve closed his restaurant, Café Alyss and launched ZoneManhattan.Com from his kitchen in Mt. Vernon, NY after seeing a niche in the food delivery service industry that was not being filled. He felt strongly that he could create a company that would successfully marry his culinary skills and knowledge of healthy eating with the convenience of delivering meals to customer’s doorsteps. Steve now oversees food production and delivery at every step of the process, ensuring that only the highest quality of foods is prepared and shipped to consumer’s doors.


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