Vegan Lobster Rolls Oil-Free

Years ago, before I ate plant-based, I visited San Francisco on business and stayed in a hotel by the fisherman’s wharf. If you haven’t been, I recommend it. It’s a beautiful area!

Anyway, on my downtime, I explored the area, including sampling the fresh seafood, which is very plentiful as you can imagine. Of the dishes I sampled, the fresh lobster rolls were among the best. And ever since I switched to a plant-based lifestyle, I’ve wanted to recreate a vegan version.

After a few attempts, I was able to bring the flavors of the San Francisco wharf back home, in a WFPB way, with these Oil-Free Vegan Lobster Rolls!

vegan WFPB lobster roll

Oil-Free Vegan Lobster Rolls

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Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

What you’ll need

  • 2 14 oz cans hearts of palm, drained
  • 1/4 cup Oil-free Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tbsp chives, diced
  • celery leaves (optional)
  • 4 New England-style or sub rolls, toasted

How you’ll do it

  • Soak hearts of palm in water for 30 minutes. Drain well.
  • Chop hearts of palm into lobster-like chunks.
  • Add hearts of palm to medium bowl with remainder of ingredients. Stir well to coat and combine.
  • For best results, let mixture marinate in the fridge for a couple hours.
  • Scoop some "lobster" salad into one of the rolls, top with celery leaves if desired. Add a final sprinkle of Old Bay on top and serve.

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  1. bumpyyear says:

    Loved it! I’ll chop the palm hearts much finer next time, perhaps closer to shredded (been a long time since i had the ‘real’ thing), but the taste is sensational! thank you!

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