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Two Vegan Lobster Rolls on a Plate Sitting on a Sheet of Deli Paper
Vegan Lobster Roll
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins

Heart of palm and smashed chickpeas take the place meat in these vegan lobster rolls. Super easy to make and perfect for summer lunches!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan lunch recipe, vegan seafood recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 cup cooked or canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can or jar heart of palm, roughly chopped (¼ to ½ inch chunks)
  • 1 medium celery stalk, diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika, plus more for topping
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 4 hot dog rolls
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  1. Place the chickpeas into a large mixing bowl and roughly mash them with a fork or potato masher. You want about half of them to be smashed.

  2. Add the heart of palm, celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice, chives, dill, Old Bay, and paprika. Gently stir the mixture until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

  3. Taste-test the mixture and season it with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust any other seasonings to your taste.

  4. Place a medium skillet or grill pan on the stove over medium heat.

  5. Brush the sides of one of the hot dog rolls with butter, covering the entire outer surface with a thin coating, then place the roll in the skillet. Repeat and add another roll (or as many as you can fit in a batch).

  6. Toast the hot dog rolls in batches, toasting each roll for 1 to 2 minutes per side.

  7. Stuff the filling into the buns and serve.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Lobster Roll
Amount Per Serving (1 lobster roll)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 123
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.7g21%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Sodium 1011mg42%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 43.8g15%
Fiber 5.7g23%
Sugar 4.2g5%
Protein 10.1g20%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.