Lobster Avocado Bites.

Whole grain tortilla scoops stuffed with lobster and avocado chunks tossed with warm butter, chives and lemon – then topped with pea shoots and freshly ground black pepper.

This is a bite-sized appetizer that your guests will devour in seconds, but dream of for weeks. Make them for any special summertime celebration.

A close up image of a lobster avocado bite on a white plate.

A few weeks ago, we went to a fundraiser at a plant nursery in Falmouth, here on the Cape. Local restaurants were serving up their signature dishes for tasting. They had live music, beer and wine and surprisingly good food. Many of the vendors ran out of food before we made it to their booth (booooo), but we still had our fill of lobster rolls, seared tuna and oysters. And lobster bites. A taqueria was serving up little bites of lobster salad in Tostitos scoops. Brilliant, right? We hung around their booth for probably a bit too long because those bites were addictive. Even Lucca ate 3 or 4 of them, placing the scoop in his palm and shoving the whole thing into his mouth.

When we got home, I was inspired to recreate those lobster bites with a few spins.

A close up image of lobster avocado salad in a tortilla scoop chip.

For these Lobster Avocado Bites I used:

  • butter (no mayo)
  • chives
  • lemon juice + zest
  • chopped lobster meat
  • I stuffed all of the above in whole grain scoops with thinly sliced avocado
  • Then topped the lobster salad with pea shoots and freshly ground black pepper

The result? Fresh. Addictive. Fourth of July worthy.

An overhead image of lobster avocado bites on a white plate with lemon wedges.

You’ve heard me say this before for other lobster recipes. If you have time to steam the lobsters yourself, do it. If not, ask your fish market or grocer to steam and crack the lobsters for you. This will save you time and hassle. If you do that, you’ll only have to pluck the meat out of the lobsters – which will still take about 10 minutes or so.

Serve these Lobster Avocado Bites right after you add the lobster meat to the scoops. If you let them sit, the scoops will get soggy.

 

Here’s how to make these Lobster Avocado Bites:

An overhead image of lobster bites

Lobster Avocado Bites

Whole grain tortilla scoops stuffed with lobster and avocado chunks tossed with warm butter, chives and lemon. Topped with freshly ground pepper and pea shoots. This is a bite-sized appetizer that your guests will devour in seconds, but dream of for weeks. Make them for any special summertime celebration.
Total Time 10 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 122 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 10-12 ounces cooked lobster meat roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter salted and melted
  • 0.75 ounces chives, sliced (one small clamshell)
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest of
  • 1/2 bag whole grain Tostito Scoop tortilla chips (5 ounces)
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced and slices halved
  • 2 ounces pea shoots, chopped  (half a 4 oz clamshell)
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For serving

  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

Instructions
 

  • Add lobster meat, melted butter, chives, lemon juice and zest in a large bowl. Toss.
  • Add half of an avocado slice into each tortilla scoop. Spoon lobster mixture into tortilla scoops. Top with pea shoots and black pepper. 
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges. 

Notes

Serve this appetizer right away - don't let the lobster salad sit for long in the chips, as they'll get soggy. 
Make this appetizer easier by having your fishmonger or supermarket steam and crack the lobsters for you.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 105mgPotassium: 175mgFiber: 3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 153IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
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