Lobster rolls are sweeping the nation. They are creamy, tasty and definitely trendy. I am the first to admit that replacing the succulent flavor that freshly boiled live lobsters bring to a plate is hard to imitate. However, if you are like me and cannot bear the thought of boiling a live creature to it’s demise, then you need to try out this delicious vegan twist on lobster rolls. Vegan lobster rolls anyone? They are creamy, satisfying and take just 20 minutes to create!

Easy Vegan Lobster Roll Recipe

Total prep + cook time: 2o minutes

Serves: 4 (4 large sandwiches)


  • 1 package extra firm tofu
  • 5 T light Veganaise, 1 T reserved
  • 1 cup finely diced celery stalk
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1/3 cup sweet white onion finely diced
  • 2 T seafood spice blend or Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 T Harissa seasoning
  • 4 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 2 tsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 3/4 cup sweet corn or one med size ear of corn kernels
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato
  • 1 dill pickle finely diced
  • 2 T olive oil
  • Crusty French bread cut in 2, 5-6 inch rolls; Toasted

vegan lobster roll recipe

vegan lobster roll recipe


  1. Press tofu for 15-20 minutes to drain fluid out
  2. Once tofu is pressed, coarsely cut tofu into chunks that mimic lobster
  3. Blend Harissa, curry powder and seafood spice blend or Old Bay together and set aside 1.5 T
  4. In a medium sized bowl toss tofu in 2 T of olive oil and 1.5 T of spice blend until lightly coated
  5. Oil pan generously and sear tofu on high heat until lightly browned 10 minutes, then flip until all tofu is seared and lightly brown
  6. Set tofu aside to cool
  7. Finely dice celery, sweet white onion, tomato, dill pickle spear
  8. In medium sized bowl blend Veganaise with Harissa, Seafood/Old Bay spice blend and curry powder add lemon juice, mix well
  9. Add cooled tofu and diced veggies, including the sweet corn kernels
  10. Mix until tofu is generously coated in the Veganaise mixture. Feel free to add more spice and Veganaise as you see appropriate
  11. Drizzle a 1 tsp of olive oil on cut French Bread and toast in over at 350 for 4-5 minutes until browned
  12. Generously top toasted, oiled French Bread with Vegan Lobster Roll mixture and sprinkle some smoked paprika on top for an extra kick and hint of red
  13. Serve and Enjoy vegan lobster roll recipe

How do you lobster roll?

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