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What to Serve with Lobster Tails? 12 BEST Side Dishes

What should we serve with lobster tails? Oh, we’ve got you covered with our top 12 side dishes! You know, sometimes, we just fancy lobster tails and want to give them all the attention they deserve.

Now, we can’t have them alone, right? Picture this: we’ve got buttery lobster tails on the plate, and we’re racking our brains for the perfect sides. Maybe something crunchy? Something savory?

We’ve tried these combos and they work. Our top picks are simple but have that extra sparkle.

Ready to elevate your lobster meal? Let’s jump right into our favorites!

Top 12 Side Dishes for Lobster Tails

Here are our top 12 side dishes that pair perfectly with lobster tails:

Side DishMain IngredientsFlavor ProfileDifficultyTime
Mango Avocado SalsaMango, avocado, red onion, cilantroFresh, sweetEasy15 min
Parmesan Roasted ArtichokesArtichokes, Parmesan, olive oilSavory, cheesyMedium30 min
Lemon Orzo SaladOrzo, lemon, dill, fetaZesty, freshEasy20 min
Truffle Mashed PotatoesPotatoes, truffle oil, butterRich, earthyMedium25 min
Garlic Butter Green BeansGreen beans, garlic, butterGarlicky, butteryEasy15 min
Grilled Corn on the CobCorn, butter, herbsSmoky, sweetEasy20 min
Spinach and Strawberry SaladSpinach, strawberries, balsamic vinaigretteSweet, tangyEasy10 min
Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese SaladBeets, goat cheese, arugulaEarthy, tangyMedium35 min
Coconut RiceRice, coconut milk, cilantroCreamy, aromaticEasy25 min
Sautéed Swiss ChardSwiss chard, garlic, olive oilEarthy, garlickyEasy15 min
Tomato Basil BruschettaTomatoes, basil, baguetteFresh, tangyEasy15 min
Pineapple Fried RiceRice, pineapple, bell peppersSweet, savoryMedium25 min

1 – Mango Avocado Salsa

We have a soft spot for Mango Avocado Salsa. It’s like a tropical beach party on your plate.

Mango brings the sweet. Avocado brings the creaminess. Lime juice adds zing. Cilantro and red onion make it sing.

Ingredients are fresh and simple: mango, avocado, red onion, lime juice, cilantro, and a pinch of salt.

Toss it all together and get ready for a flavor explosion.

2 – Parmesan Roasted Artichokes

Roasted artichokes with that crispy Parmesan layer? Sign us up!

We start with tender artichokes and sprinkle them generously with grated Parmesan.

The crunchy exterior and tender heart give textural bliss. It’s savory, nutty, cheesy goodness all at once. We swear, there’s nothing like it.

Ingredients: artichokes, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

For extra zing, squeeze some lemon before serving.

3 – Lemon Orzo Salad

Let’s talk about Lemon Orzo Salad. We love its zesty and refreshing vibe. Perfect for a light side, the flavors are simple yet magical.

Ingredients you need: orzo, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, chopped parsley, and crumbled feta. The tangy lemon paired with creamy feta makes our taste buds sing.

Always use fresh lemon juice!

4 – Truffle Mashed Potatoes

Not gonna lie, we love truffle mashed potatoes. Truffle adds a rich and earthy flavor, making this side dish fancy yet comforting.

Main Ingredients: potatoes, truffle oil, butter, cream, salt, pepper.

Cook potatoes until tender. Mash them with butter and cream. Add a drizzle of truffle oil. The result is smooth, creamy, and packed with umami. Perfect for elevating our lobster nights.

5 – Garlic Butter Green Beans

This dish is a must-try for our lobster nights. Crispy, fresh green beans drenched in rich garlic butter—what’s not to love? It’s a simple dish, yet so flavorful.

Ingredients are straightforward: green beans, butter, garlic, salt, and pepper. First, steam the beans until they are tender-crisp. Then, toss them in melted butter and sauté with minced garlic until aromatic.

The garlic adds a fragrant touch, and the butter gives a creamy finish. Green beans retain a slight crunch, making each bite delightful. These are perfect for a quick and tasty side.

6 – Grilled Corn on the Cob

Grilled corn on the cob is our go-to summer side dish. Sweet, juicy kernels with that beautiful char. Can’t resist.

Ingredients: corn, butter, salt, and pepper. Grill until slightly charred. Brush with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. So simple.

The smoky flavor with buttery goodness. Perfect. We love it alongside our lobster tails for extra crunch.

7 – Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Who says a salad can’t be both fun and fancy? Us, right now. Spinach and strawberry salad brings a fresh twist. Sweet strawberries balance the slight bitterness of spinach.

Ingredients: spinach, strawberries, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, almonds, feta. The feta cheese adds a creamy touch, while almonds bring crunch.

We love how refreshing and light this is!

8 – Roasted Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Roasted beet and goat cheese salad is a colorful mix. Beets bring earthy sweetness, while goat cheese adds creamy tang. The combination is unexpectedly delightful.

Ingredients: beets, goat cheese, arugula, walnuts, olive oil, balsamic vinegar. Roasting the beets enhances their natural sugars. We toss them with arugula for a peppery bite.

Walnuts offer crunch, and balsamic vinegar ties everything together. This salad is a balance of flavors and textures—ideal for any meal.

9 – Coconut Rice

Alright, coconut rice is like a mini tropical escape. It’s creamy and slightly sweet. We love it with our lobster tails.

Ingredients are simple: rice, coconut milk, water, and a pinch of salt. Cook it all together until the rice is tender and soaks up that coconut goodness. The aroma is just wow.

Tip: Use full-fat coconut milk for richer flavor.

10 – Sautéed Swiss Chard

We can’t get enough of sautéed Swiss chard. It’s vibrant, nutritious, and so easy to make.

Ingredients: Swiss chard, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. First, remove the tough stems. Chop the leaves roughly. Heat olive oil in a pan. Sauté garlic until fragrant.

Add chard and stir until wilted.

The garlic infuses richness, while the chard stays slightly crunchy. It’s earthy and slightly bitter, balancing well with the buttery lobster. Plus, it adds a pop of green to our plate.

11 – Tomato Basil Bruschetta

It’s simple, fresh, and darn tasty. Juicy tomatoes and fresh basil? Yes, please. We use crusty bread as the base, and it’s all about that crunch.

Ingredients: tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper. Toast that bread till golden.

Rub garlic on it for an extra kick. Pile on the tomato mix. The flavors just pop: juicy, zesty, a touch of garlic, a hint of sweetness. It’s a go-to side, easy to whip up in a flash.

12 – Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple fried rice is a feast for the senses. It’s a glorious mix of sweet and savory that’s hard to resist. Chunks of pineapple offer sweetness, while soy sauce adds a salty depth.

Ingredients: rice, pineapple, peas, carrots, eggs, soy sauce, green onions.

We love the vibrant colors and the balance of flavors. Fry everything up until the rice gets that perfect slight crisp. The sweet and salty combo? Pure magic. Perfect with our lobster tails.