Shiver my timbers! It’s lobster day!

Lobsters have been ‘making waves’ in the news a bit lately. One Maine restaurant made headlines recently for using marijuana to sedate lobsters to ease the cooking process. As much fun as that might sound, we’re a little more inclined to keep these little crustaceans alive and drug-free.


But there’s still plenty to do with all the tasty maritime classics inspired by these red sea dwellers. Plant-based lobster is just as tasty as the original! Check out our list of ten lobster-inspired recipes for your plant-based kitchen.

1. Artichoke ‘Lobster’ Roll 

 Artichoke ‘Lobster’ Roll 

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Lobster roll is a popular sandwich in New England that consists of a mayo-based filling in a soft, toasted, and buttered bun. This classic sandwich is easily made vegan using artichoke hearts, vegan mayonnaise, and a touch of dulse seaweed flakes. Transport yourself to Maine withZsu Dever’s delicious Artichoke ‘Lobster’ Roll.

2. 15-Minute Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls 

15-Minute Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls 

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These 15-Minute Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls by Gabrielle St. Claire only takes minutes, involves a handful of affordable and accessible ingredients, is effortless, has multiple textures, and packs that classic lobster roll flavor! What’s not to love? The hearts of palm matches the texture of lobster meat and the spice mayonnaise topping adds creaminess and heat to the dish.

3. Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls 

Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls

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These Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls are another version of the New England summertime favorite by Ayinde Howell. The dish maintains traditional flavors and textures.

4. No-Cook Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls 

No-Cook Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls 

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These No-Cook Hearts of Palm Lobster Rolls by Melanie Sorrentino hearts of palm lobster rolls require NO COOKING at all! All that you have to do is dice some ingredients, mix them all together, and spoon them onto your roll of choice. Heart of palm has the same tender texture of cooked lobster and when seasoned right, taste just like it too.

5. Lobster Mushroom Bisque

Lobster Mushroom Bisque

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This Lobster Mushroom Bisque by Lauren Hartmann is creamy, dreamy, warm, and seafood-free amazingness! Creamy cashews and blended veggies create the richest, most decadent meal you’ll ever dip a spoon into. If you’ve never tried Lobster mushrooms before, they are a sight to bold. When soaked, they turn such a beautiful bright color and are an amazing meaty texture that is perfect for the bisque.

Bonus: if you don’t have time to cook, you can purchase Vegan Lobster Mac and Cheese and Shrimp Jambalaya if you’re craving vegan lobster soup.

Want more tasty seafood recipes? Check out The Ultimate Guide to Making Vegan ‘Seafood’ Dishes! for more information on making fishy dishes! If you make your way through this list of vegan seafood dishes and still find yourself craving more, we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day, including loads of inventive plant-based takes on classic and unusual fish-centric dishes. Into scallops, for example? Then this Oyster Mushroom Scallops With Pesto Pasta and Smoked Tofu Bacon dish by Chris Bartis should be next on your list, along with these Turnip “Scallops” de Provence by Annie McGee. You’ll truly never be without amazing dishes to explore. Check it out!

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