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vegan lobster roll
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Vegan Lobster Roll

This vegan lobster roll recipe is made with heart of palm, chickpeas, vegetables, and seaweed dressed in a tangy, creamy dressing. Toast a whole-grain bun, add greens, and load up this beautiful lobster salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sandwiches
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 385kcal


Vegan Lobster Salad

  • 1 15 ounces can chickpea rinsed, drained, and lightly food processed
  • 14 ounces can or jar of heart of palm in brine or water drained and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup diced green onions
  • ½ cup diced red bell peppers
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • 5 cups arugula or greens of choice
  • 8 small whole-grain Hoagie rolls or bed of choice

Lobster Sauce

  • ½ cup vegan cashew mayo] or vegan mayo of choice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 clove garlic. minced
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar


Vegan Lobster Salad

  • Drain and rinse chickpeas.
  • Place chickpeas in a food processor with a large blade and pulse until crushed. Do not over-pulse. The chickpeas should be broken, not mashed.
  • Drain the heart of palm and cut it into bite pieces.
  • Dice celery, red bell pepper, and green onions
  • Crumble the sheet of seaweed or use a small food processor to crumble, or use 1 Tablespoon crushed dulse.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl.

Lobster sauce

  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl and whisk.
  • Pour sauce over the lobster salad and stir to combine
  • Cover the salad and refrigerate for about an hour.
  • Assembling the lobster roll
  • Turn on the broil feature on the oven at a low temperature
  • Place buns on a baking sheet, open to toast the inside of the bun.
  • Broil for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Add a generous portion of arugula or green choice
  • Add the lobster salad to the center of the bun.
  • Cut in half and enjoy


For a nut-free version, replace cashews with either white beans or silken tofu.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 1109mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 997IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 13mg