Thai Mango and Lobster Salad

thai mango and lobster salad served on a white plate with a cheek of fresh lime on the plate

Mangoes say summer is here and this Thai mango and lobster salad says delicious. Mangoes and seafood marry so well and this is a combination we love. Sweet mangoes and succulent lobster tails teamed with avocado, asparagus, mint and coriander along with a spicy lime dressing. All these fresh clean flavours combine to deliver a fabulous flavour burst. What’s not to like?

Lobster to us always says a little bit of luxury. We think this salad would be perfect for the holidays when a little bit of indulgence is required.


We have used small lobster tails allowing one per person. They are around 6 inches (15 cm) long. These are frozen uncooked so you simply steam them for around 8 minutes then plunge into ice water. Too easy!


Slicing avocados

A good tip for making perfect avocado slices is to halve the avocado and remove the stone, cut the half in half and gently peel the skin from the tip. Slice into desired thickness. Too easy!

thai mango and lobster salad avocado cut in half and quarters on a wooden chopping board showing skin and stone
peeling and slicing avocado

Lime dressing

Fresh lime juice forms the basis for this sweet and sour dressing. Taking only minutes to make it is sure to become a go to dressing for salads. 


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thai mango and lobster salad

  • Author: Recipe Winners
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 entree serves


Thai mango and lobster salad is super quick to put together. The flavours are clean, zesty and delicious. A perfect salad for entertaining and the lobster adds a little luxury. Swap the lobster for prawns or scallops and you still have delicious.  


lime dressing

  • 1/4 cup caster sugar plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice – (3 large limes)
  • 1 long red chilli deseeded and finely chopped


  • 2 mini frozen or fresh lobsters approximately 4 ounces (100 g) each – see notes
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion peeled and finely sliced
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 bunches fresh asparagus
  • handful of fresh mint leaves
  • small handful fresh coriander leaves


lime dressing

  • combine all ingredients in small saucepan
  • heat for a minute or two until sugar has dissolved
  • remove from heat and set aside
  • add sliced onion to dressing and leave aside


  • steam lobster( if using frozen) and asparagus for about 8 minutes or until cooked
  • plunge lobster and asparagus into ice water
  • cut mangoes into slices
  • add  mangoes slices to dressing and onions
  • peel and slice lobster tails  into medallions – see notes
  • slice asparagus spears into 4 pieces on an angle – use spear tips for the main decoration
  • peel and slice avocado
  • remove mango and onion from dressing and place on plates
  • decorate with remaining ingredients
  • drizzle the dressing lightly over salad
  • serve and enjoy!


  • if using frozen lobster steaming times depends on the size you are using. Mini lobster tails (without heads ) measure around 5-6 inches (15 cm) and will take around 8 minutes to steam.
  • use kitchen scissors to cut through the underside of the lobster and peel back shell
  • Category: salads and salad dressing
  • Method: bench top
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: Thai mango and lobster salad

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