What is Vegan Lobster?

Vegan lobster sounds like vegan food. But how can lobster be vegan? It started in ancient China where monks cannot eat non-vegan food like fish, meat, and lobster. So they came up with the idea of making lobster without actual lobster. 

As you already know Chinese food is full of spices and flavors. So they made the vegan version with soybean protein, starch, vegetable oil, and msg. If you have been craving vegan lobster we have your back. We are going to share the best vegan lobster recipe with you. Let’s start.

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What does it take to make vegan lobster?

The key ingredient of vegan lobster is hearts of palm. You may or may not have heard about it before. But this is the vegetable that makes vegan lobster so special. it is harvested from the cabbage palm tree. 

It has a different taste that imitates the seafood taste. So it is used in many vegan versions of seafood like calamari and crab. The texture even feels like a real lobster. So you will taste lobster without even eating lobster.

To make vegan lobster you also need some more ingredients which we will discuss later. 

Vegan Lobster Recipe

Ingredients for vegan lobster

  • Hearts of palm 795 gm
  • A large stalk of celery
  • Freshly chopped dill 2 tbsp.
  • Fresh chives 2 tbsp.
  • Old Bay seasoning 1 tbsp.
  • Salt and pepper according to your taste
  • Lemon juice of half of a lemon
  • 1/3 cup of vegan mayo
  • 4 potato rolls
  • Melted butter 2 tbsp.

How to make vegan lobster

The process is easier than it sounds. Let’s learn how to make it. First, cut the hearts of palm into oblique pieces. Keep the hearts of palm in a mixing bowl.

Then cut the celery into fine mince and add to the hearts of the palm bowl. Then add the minced dill, chives, salt, pepper, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and old bay seasonings. 

Mix everything well so that it’s well incorporated. Brush the potato roll with melted butter and toast them. Use a skillet for toasting the rolls for two to three minutes.

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Do not turn off the heat until it looks golden. When it’s done, fill the roll with hearts of palm mixture. Garnish it with chives and then enjoy your awesome vegan lobster. 

You can add more greens to your likings and enjoy. You can make this tasty dish without heating the kitchen too much. And the best thing is it does not need any animal-derived product to make it tasty. 

What goes with a vegan lobster?

Coleslaw tastes so good with vegan lobster. You can also make the coleslaw with kale to make it healthier. A cherry tomato salad with light vinaigrette also goes well with vegan lobster. 

vegan lobster roll from the spruce Eats
vegan lobster roll from the spruce Eats

If you want to make it a full balanced meal you can also make some steamed vegetable and then toss it in butter. Beans. Asparagus and broccoli go well with it and compliments it like a whole meal. 

Final thoughts

See, you do not have to miss anything if you turn vegan. You just have to know about the right ingredients to make a delicious vegan variation of non-vegan food. It does not involve much cooking, so it’s easy and tasty at the same time. 

Add as much flavoring as you can and it will make the food much more delicious. Make it for the weekend and surprise your family members with the least effort.

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