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Lobster Rolls with Yellow Split Peas

Yellow split peas add a savoury element as well as texture to our spin on a traditional lobster roll. Excellent in sandwiches, wraps, as well as topping canapés and salads!


  • 3/4 cup (190 mL) cooked yellow split peas (1/4 cup/60 mL dry - see tips)
  • 1 lb (454 g) cooked & cleaned lobster meat, cut into bite-size pieces (see tips)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely diced celery
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice and zest
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) finely sliced fresh chives
  • 1-2 tsp (5 mL) finely chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) whole grain mustard
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 fresh rolls, split
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) melted butter
  • 2 cups (500 mL) baby arugula


To cook the yellow split peas: rinse 1/4 cup (60 mL) dry yellow peas with water and drain. Add to a small stock pot with 2 cups (500 mL) of water. Gently simmer until very tender, but not falling apart, approximately 30-40 minutes. Drain off excess liquid, rinse under cool water and pat excess water off with a paper towel.

In a medium bowl, lightly toss together the cooked peas, lobster and celery.

In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest, chives, tarragon and mustard.

Add mayonnaise mixture to the pea/lobster mix and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Lightly toast the rolls and brush cut sides with melted butter, add arugula and fill with lobster mixture. Enjoy immediately.



  • Use more or less mayonnaise as preferred.
  • Cooked and cleaned shrimp can be substituted for the cooked lobster meat.
  • Cook a large batch of split peas so you can easily include in a range of your favourite dishes! Stir into salads, season and roast for crunchy snacks, marinate and top flatbreads, thicken soups, etc.
  • Strapped for time? Canned lentils or chickpeas (lightly mashed) work as an excellent substitution for the split peas in this recipe.  Be sure to drain and rinse thoroughly under water and pat dry before including.
  • The split pea/lobster filling can also be used to top canapés and salads!

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